January 2, 2008-March 14, 2021
Birth Order(out of ten): #9
Weight: 57 lbs.
Color: Lt. Grey Husky markings with creamy tan body
Height and Length: 23 ¼” H, 26” L
HOW BLAZE GOT HER NAME
Blaze got her name by the white blaze down her nose. It is faded now as she gotten older, but it is still there. Her new owners gave her a new name. When she came back to us at 7 months old, we went back to Blaze and she responded.
Blaze was the only female out of the 3 Husky-looking puppies. She was tiny, but feisty. I remember thinking I couldn’t wait to get rid of her because she was such a terror in the puppy pack. I took back every word when we got the call from the new owners that they wanted to return her.
We had been visiting every couple of months for pictures and to see how she was doing. We knew something was wrong, but had no evidence. She was very wild and out of control, and would lay in submissive position if you came close to her. On our last visit (before she became ours again), she actually jumped in the car with us before we got out. She was ready then.
She was so tiny and frail when we brought her home. We cried every day for weeks. She was just a shell of who she was. It was horrific. We heard bits of information about what happened to her. Most had been hitting, kicking and locking her in a room for hours and hours, along with being shot at with a pellet gun. In her right eye the white is showing, probably due to being hit in the head.
The whole process was painful and very trying. There was never any thought of finding her another home. She had been damaged enough. The scariest part was seeing this young puppy born and cared for and then to see the damage done in 4 months. Frightening.
Blaze has a lot of spunk and a quirky attitude. She reminds me of one of those cartoon dogs that is always running around, tongue hanging out, wagging their tail feverishly. Her ever-changing expression and behavior are full of wit and give her character. Mark thinks she is the most human-like of all the dogs because of her facial expressions. She is by far the smartest dog and will make an excellent lead dog. She is devious, sly and always trying to get one up on everyone. She has the same whiny, high pitch bark as Zappa and is persistent on using it. She is loving, playful, and likes to give 3 licks and a nibble.