Now Malamutes can eat! Believe you me they eat like there is no tomorrow, food in bowl one minutes gone the next so imagine our bewilderment and worry last week when she refused her breakfast! her midday meal and then her tea too, in fact this went on for two days. I mean in in four months she has grown from this:
That is some growth in such a short few months, she is now approx three quarters of her adult size.
Well I hunted through my favourite Malamute websites to see why she was refusing her food. Would appear that Mum ME!! had over stuffed her with food! And she no longer required all the protein and the massive amount of food she needed in those first months. I must admit I had been increasing and increasing her food and she was having three meals a day.
Well to say that the Waste! In the garden was being produced by the bucketful would not be an under estimate.
This week ZIVA is back to her normal happy self, two meals a day and now on a fish diet after all she would eat seal in her home country of Alaska. What a change in just a few days.
Few pictures below to look at, she loves the water, whether it be the sea or the hose pipe or a bucket of water.
She has two male admirers!! Ralph, a toy poodle at dog training classes which we still attend, just because it is such a fun morning, and Alfie a Cockapoo who she plays with on the fields. Have also
met a beautiful white husky, they had a real rough game together, such a difference in the size between the malamute and the husky, the husky could sure run the socks off ZIVA at the moment! Huskies are for the quick pull and running hard, Malamutes are for the long heavy pull, steady but sure for hours or end