In fact, he’s been almost too good to be true. From the time he was small, he liked to come sit on the porch with Jenga and Flame, cautious without being fearful, exploring without getting into trouble.
As he grows, he’s kept his mellow attitude. Here’s @CharlotteCox329 giving him a boost when he was shy about walking past the big dogs.
Because he’s so people-oriented, he’s had some special privileges compared to the other yearlings. When we’re on the road, Weegee gets to run around off-leash with the older dogs because we know he’ll stay close to us.
You may recall that most sled dogs have double-layer coats, with long, water-resistant guard hairs and short downy hairs underneath.
Weegee has interesting fur because he has way more downy hairs than guard hairs. When you look at him, most of the color you see is from his super-soft brown fluff, rather than the long black hairs on top of it.
This gives him an exceptionally high Sled Dog Softness Index, scoring an all-time high of 14 in the winter, when his fluff is most developed.
In the summer, when he has less fluff, he scores a respectable 10.
Then something important happened. I’ve noticed lately that Flame hasn’t always been on the porch, but she shows up within seconds when I call her.
Well, she led Jenga and Weegee to her SECRET HIDING SPOT.
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