“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”
And no, you can’t have a lone wolf for your very own:
Some fans of HBO’s fantasy drama series Game of Thrones love the show so much, they’re apparently buying and adopting Siberian huskies, because of their resemblance to the huge, wolf-like direwolves from the show. The problem: after the novelty wears off, many of these dogs are being abandoned at shelters.
“Huskies are a very high-energy breed,” Jodie Simard, executive director of Wagging Tails Rescue in Las Vegas, told ABC Las Vegas affiliate KTNV-TV. “They’re also very intelligent, so if you don’t keep them busy and keep them exercised, they can be destructive.” In the past six months, Simard added, Wagging Tails has seen a “huge increase in the amount of huskies surrendered.”
Dalmatian breeders, I suspect, are still miffed at Walt Disney.
It’s gotten to be such an issue that Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage issued a plea to fans buying or adopting huskies. The actor, who plays Tyrion Lannister, says in a statement released by PETA, “Please, please, if you”re going to bring a dog into your family, make sure that you’re prepared for such a tremendous responsibility and remember to always, ALWAYS, adopt from a shelter.”
It’s worth it just to keep the poor dog out of the hands of PETA.
(Via Patrick’s Place.)