Mummy has a cold and is being very grumpy. She didn’t seem to appreciate this view first thing in the morning.
But sick or not, I still needed my breakfast. After begrudgingly sorting that out she then went back to bed again, forgetting about my morning walk! So I had to wake her up again. Somedays I wonder what she’d do without me.
As well as needing to stretch my legs, I figured some fresh air would be good for her. We had a good walk and I even made friends with a Sibe called Oz, who I totally beat at wresting:-) But afterwards did she thank me for motivating her? No. Talk about ungrateful! I’ve spent the whole day doing my best to make her feel better: earlier I even curled up next to her on the sofa and kept her feet warm – something I NEVER do!
I hope she hurries up and feels better, not sure I like this grumpy version of mummy! The good thing is Grampy is coming over tomorrow, and I know he appreciates me 🙂
I’m often mistaken for a Sibe and after a few months of repeating ‘she’s a malamute’ and explaining the differences between the two breeds, mummy and daddy have now got bored of the speech and sometimes they just nod and smile.
The main difference between us is that I’m bigger as I’m built for endurance while Sibes are sleeker as they are built for speed. Most people don’t appreciate the difference till they see Mallies and Sibes next to each other. This was posted on fb a while ago by It’s a Malamute and it really highlights the difference (although that Mallie does seem particularly big to me!):
The funniest times have been when I’ve met Sibes and the owners have assumed I’m also one and the reason I’m the bigger of the two is that I must be a boy (I’m not!) and/or I must be fully grown (nope – I still need to grow into my ears!).
While randomly looking up something yesterday I stumbled across the below infographic, which is a great representation of the differences between us and inspired me to write this post. I’ve wanted to write something about Mallies and Sibes for a while and the below illustration really sums up everything I wanted to say.
I’m not Sibe-bashing, they are lovely too. But I’m a Mallie:-)
Apologies for stealing this infographic to whoever created it, but am happy to give credit to whoever you are.