I should tell you the story of "Holly the Hero" along with this picture. My step-dad, Gil, is VERY hard of hearing and his hearing aid is broken. Mom fell outside on the deck and lay there yelling for Gil but he couldn't hear her from inside the house. Holly, their Alaskan husky, heard her though and bugged Gil until he thought she had to go outside and in the process discovered mom. Of course 911 was called and she was transported. Mom said she will never again complain about Holly's shedding!