A very young Ishtar attempting to play with the daughter of my dead cat. Unfortunately she is a 10 year old cat who had no litter mates and does not play. She's moved to my mother's house but I'll get Ishtar a young playful cat. She likes cats, treats them a bit like small dogs. Even outside she does not hunt cats, just tries to invite them to play and the last time she saw this cat, at my mother's house, she sniffed her then licked her all over.
Ishtar with her friend Merel, another Saarloos Wolfdog who lives very close by; in the water together cooling down, drinking, and still playing a bit after intense lengthy play, Ishtar is walking in front of Merel when the film begins. (they're look quite different and probably the easiest way to tell them apart is that Ishtar is much greyer, especially around the face and head)
Ishtar playing with Nacho, a befriended husky who she gets along with very well and really enjoys playing with (they share a similar play style).
Ishtar with one of her best friends (if not her best friend), they really like each other, and, they are cute together :)
She adores being brushed.
She sleeps like this for hours every day; her head firmly planted in my butt and feet.
4 weeks old; this is the day I first visited the litter and we chose each other simultaneously :)
9 weeks old, when she still fitted in my lap perfectly. She still sits on my lap every day, both indoors and outdoors in many different ways, her size is no obstacle, when she wants to sit of lay on my lap, she finds a way.
This is actually one of her absolute best friends, the picture was just great timing.
Family photo. Ishtar is licking her mother's back, with sister Noor lying behind her mother. I really love this photo.
Another family photo. Ishtar (on the left) together with who I think is her favourite sister; Ayla. They met 3 times after leaving the litter, at 14 weeks old, at 5 months old and in this photo at 11 months old (and hopefully soon again). Each time they meet they hang out primarily with each other, play together and lick each others muzzle.
She loves sticks, if there aren't any dogs outside, nature is good entertainment.
If I throw a stick in the lake (not overly deep) she retrieves it. I didn't teach her this, she learned by watching other dogs do it all the time and this one time some dog didn't run after the stick and totally unexpected Ishtar jumped in and brought it to me, since that day I occasionally throw sticks for her myself.