Yesterday my Mom came home from running errands and she told me a story. She said she went to Petsmart to use a $2 coupon that was about to expire (she bought me treats!) and she saw a beautiful dog..... actually two beautiful dogs. The first one was beautiful brown dachshund. He had a dappled coat and he was very interested in everything in the store. (I would have been interested in everything in the store if she had taken me!)
Then she saw a big beautiful dog like she had seen in dog blogs. It was one of the biggest dogs she had ever seen and was one of the most beautiful dogs she had ever seen. She asked the man if it was a Huskie. He said no, he had two huskies but this dog was an Alaskian Malamute. We don't have many Alaskian Malamutes in Augusta so Mom had never ever seen one before in person. The thing Mom noticed was the coat on this dog. She has since looked at images of them on the internet to show you what it looked like but this dog's coat was a little different from the pictures on the internet. The man explained that the dark hairs on the top of his coat were "guard hairs." On this dog they laid on top of the undercoat in almost stripes. It was the most beautiful coat she had ever seen (except for mine.) She told me she wished she had been able to take a picture of her to show you Northern Breeds. It was a girl dog. Mom petted the dog (and I could smell it when she got home!) and it was a very nice dog. But it sure had a pretty coat.