More information and pictures to come, but in the meantime, here are some pictures at least!
PLEASE NOTE that ALL the pictures posted here are of Schimmel after he was old and arthritic and had gotten fat (due to overfeeding by my husband!) He never did lose any of the weight he put on...
Here is a little bit of information on Schimmel.
He is 14 years 19 days old. Born May 4, 1994. Came to live with us May 15, 1994. Went to see Jasmin at the Raimbow Bridge May 23, 2008
When I bought him I was told he was 89% but after tracing his lineage as far back as I could, I determined him to be a quite a bit lower - probably 40% - 45% (or about 2/5) - Timberwolf, with the remainder being Husky and Malamute.
Everyone who sees him thinks he is beautiful. I wouldn't care if they didn't, I think he is beautiful and that is all that matters to me. I always say he is a Husky/ Malamute...which is truthful... Personally, I don't think he looks as "wolfy" as he did when he was younger. 5 years ago he could squeeze through the security gate bars... he's filled out in his old age and isn't lanky any more. I have a younger picture of him tatooed on my leg though. I went through all my wolf books looking for the "perfect" wolf picture, and I ended up choosing one of him.
He is my baby though, so I am sure I am biased.
I got him when he was 10 days old and bottle fed him. He is 3 months younger than my human son. Eventually, I will scan all his puppy pictures... and all Jasmin's pictures. There are some really cute ones of him laying on Forest in the car seat...now Forest can lay on him...
I read somewhere, before I got Jasmin, that [to paraphrase] in order to live with a wolfdog, you had to have a sense of humor...you had to be able to laugh when they pulled your brand new wall-to-wall carpet out the doggie door...
This has proven to be true in my experience as well, but whenever one of mine did something really bad, I always reminded myself of that quote and it helped me get through all sorts of things. No matter what challenges they presented though, I can't imagine my life without a wolfdog.
I will add more information and pictures someday.