Husky pair are best mates
Huskies Tia, 12, and Leo, seven months, have been best pals from day dot.
Their owners, Ryan Screaigh and his girlfriend, met in Kalgoorlie-Boulder last year, not long after Ryan bought Leo — a few months later, they were dating.
While the duo are living in different cities, the dogs are stoked whenever they are reunited, including this week when they got to enjoy running around the dog park together.
“We met here in Kal; we met at the beginning of last year around March and we started dating halfway through the year,” Ryan said.
“I knew her before I got Leo but we weren’t together then, but it eventuated. They get all whiny when they meet up again.
“They just get super excited to see each other.
“There’s a lot of energy.”
Both pure-bred Siberian huskies, Ryan was tossing up between a few breeds when looking to get a dog last year.
“It was one of three breeds I was going to get,” he said.
“The first one was a Burmese mountain dog but they don’t really suit Kalgoorlie, cause it’s too hot here, then it was a toss-up between a husky and a German shepherd, and the husky won out.
“They’re definitely good-looking dogs.
These two are really chill — he gets a bit crazy at night time, he was up at 2 o’clock last night barking away; she’s a bit older so she’s just always chill
“She relaxes most of the day; prances around with him sometimes,” he said.
While Tia is happy to chill out, Leo is more high energy as the puppy of the duo.
“Leo, the younger one, is a bit of an attention seeker. Actually, he has to lead the pack and he has to walk at the front,” he said.
“Gotta be at the front.
“Whereas Tia will walk along beside you.”
Leo was originally bought from over east and has a unique pattern in his eyes.
While huskies are known for their blue eyes, Leo has one blue and one brown; the brown one with a fleck of clear blue in it.
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