Meet Anna!

Name: Anna

Breed: Siberian Husky

Likes: Belly rubs, friendly people, chewing gum (especially that found on the street), tennis balls, following Mommy everywhere, meatballs, playing tug-of-war with her favorite toy, any kind of rawhide chew toy, car rides, greeting admirers on the street, Daddy’s grand piano (which she likes to sleep under), cold weather, playing and running in the snow, running and playing at the Iwo Jima Memorial.

Kennel? I don’t think so. I’m a show dog!

Dislikes: Kennels, vets, mean people, hot weather, staircases (in the house, but outside ones are OK), thunderstorms, Milton the Cat next door (who saunters by the glass door, making her crazy), Cash the German Shepherd two doors down (Cash is in love with Anna).

About Anna: We inherited Anna from my sister and her ex a couple of years ago when neither one of them could keep her in their apartment any more. Anna was originally a Husky Rescue, but lived most of her life in doorman buildings in Manhattan (hence her problem with staircases). In fact, she’s a 9/11 survivor. She was trapped in an office building in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001 when everyone fled, and she couldn’t be rescued for four days because the authorities wouldn’t allow civilians downtown. That whole time she didn’t eat or go to the bathroom! Finally a NYC fireman rescued her, but since the power was out, and she won’t go down stairs, he had to carry her down from the 11th floor (she weighs about 50 pounds). Kudos to New York’s finest!

Anna is a very loving dog. She really loves to be with people, and gets upset when we leave her, even for a short while. Even though she’s getting old she still is very beautiful, and she knows it! She has blue eyes and terrific markings. Strangers always come up to her on the street to admire her great beauty. Sometimes she even stops traffic!