All in the Family


Shiba Inu / Siberian Husky

This is Haley's 3rd visit to the Daily Puppy. She will be 15 at the end of September. Haley is possibly a mix between a Shiba Inu and a Siberian Husky. But, I am not entirely sure as I got her at one year old. She was a bit of a wild girl for quite a long time, pulling and breaking leashes as she was exploring her native Reno, Nevada. Haley especially loves the Truckee River and Idelwild Park, which lies adjacent to the river. Haley has always loved walking and playing in the snow. Haley has always had a bit of a mystical side and she will sit and stare at the river for a very long time in a contemplative way, ignoring anything around, seemingly lost in her thoughts. As one can guess, Haley has slowed down somewhat and now her walks are leisurely and thoughtful, with lots of time to sit and reflect and watch the birds and the the pups. There was one lady at the park who always has loved Haley and dubbed her "The Philospher" for he contemplative gaze. Haley started to slow down a bit too much for my liking, about two years ago. She started sleeping a lot more and her walks were not as long as she used to enjoy. Then, on our walks, we noticed a dog hanging around the neighborhood. After a while, we realized he was a stray. After weeks of seeing the pup run away from anyone who approached even though he was eating the food left out for him at night. Finally, with the local Animal Control officers help, we trapped the little dog. After a week, they decided he was too wild and feral to adopt out, so we brought little Augie Doggie home. We were told he was probably about a year old and may be a Min Aussie Sheperd. No matter, he worked his way into the household, and Haley even decided she would tolerate and then accept him, after quite a bit of encouragement and patience. The great part of bringing home the second dog is that it seemed to give Haley a new lease on life and her spirits and energy grew tremendously and the last two years have been much more spirited and enjoyable for all of us. Haley has had a long life and she has always been loved and cared for and basically has had human companionship almost every hour of her life. The winter is coming here in Reno and soon enough sweet Haley will get a chance to see the snow fall on her beloved Truckee River as both I and Augie Doggie take her for another day in the park today.

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Comments (30)
Aug 21, 2013 BeautyLover
Haley is just too precious for words. What a beautiful girl, and so happy she has a friend now, too. I love you, Haley.
Sep 29, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 15th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Sep 29, 2013 Ozzy's Mom
Happy birthday Haley! What a great "bio" you have!
Oct 5, 2013 haleygirl
Haley passed away today on October 5, 2013. It was exactly one week after her 15hy birthday. She was sicker than what I wanted to admit so I finally had to het her go to God. Haley was so smart and fun and loving and brave. She was a beautiful animal up to the end and only towards the end did her problems show and eventually she was released from her pain.I will miss her forever as she was the first pet I ever had. Thank you for your kind words. Michael Collins I LOVE YOU HALEY Michael Collins
Oct 10, 2013 haleygirl
I miss you, girl
Oct 12, 2013 haleygirl
One week gone...I miss you so much girl
Oct 22, 2013 haleygirl
miss you, girl
Oct 27, 2013 haleygirl
my sweet girl
Nov 5, 2013 haleygirl
miss you sweet pup
Nov 5, 2013 haleygirl
My name is Augie Doggie
Dec 21, 2013 haleygirl
miss you girl, always
Dec 21, 2013 haleygirl
my sweet girl always smiling
Dec 31, 2013 haleygirl
RIP Sweet pup
Dec 31, 2013 haleygirl
Sweet Haley going for a walk in Park City, Utah --- June 2013
Jan 25, 2014 haleygirl
my pretty pup out for another walk...miss you, girl
Jan 30, 2014 haleygirl
Well, darling did not make it to the snow this year...but, Im thinking about you with every snowflake that drops from the sky ....I know you are free from your pain now baby.......thank you for bringing us snow sweetheart Haley RIP
Feb 5, 2014 haleygirl
Lets go for a walk girl...RIP
Feb 5, 2014 haleygirl
My travelling girl...June 2013
Apr 11, 2014 haleygirl
Back home, sweetheart...miss you
Jun 1, 2014 haleygirl
My hero dog Haley...RIP
Jun 6, 2014 haleygirl
my pretty pup Haley in Park City June 9, 2014 RIP
Jul 5, 2014 haleygirl
travelling gal :)
Jul 16, 2014 haleygirl
My happy girl!
Jul 16, 2014 haleygirl
My girl is in heaven...RIP
Sep 29, 2014 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 16th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Jan 3, 2015 haleygirl
my happy girl
Sep 29, 2015 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 17th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Oct 5, 2015 Haleysfriend
miss you, pretty girl
Sep 29, 2016 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 18th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Sep 29, 2017 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 19th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
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