This morning I realized that it's Elias's birthday tomorrow! Well, OK, since he's a pound puppy we don't actually know when he was born, but we got him in early November 2004 and the vet thought he was about 5 months old at the time. Count backwards five months from November and you get, more or less, July 4. So, Happy Birthday Elias!
Elias appears to be half Malamute and half, uh, something short-haired and slender, possibly a whippet or a greyhound. He's got the Malamute coloring and the double coat, although he's fairly short-haired. We call him our Malamutant, or our Texas Malamute - because if you're going to be a Malamute in Texas, you might as well have short hair.
Elias also has the Malamute propensity for singing.
But only when he feels like it. Which unfortunately means that many people have never heard him sing. And well, it's sort of endearing, especially when he starts having conversations with you.
So without further ado, I give you Elias in "Howrooooooo!"