If you ever had a pet, you must be familiar with those moments when you are just staring at each other and wondering “what is it thinking right now”. And as silly as it sounds humans have been fantasizing about understanding animal language for centuries. There have been numerous fairy tales about it, and in the modern age even a few scientific studies. Something about communicating clearly to our animal friends has always been appealing, but it is simply impossible…or is it?
We want you to meet Mishka, the Siberian husky with amazing vocal abilities. Mishka is like most dogs, she enjoys long walks, barking at the mailman, chasing squirrels, but one thing that makes her stand out Is the fact that she speaks English.
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Mishkas owners discovered her rare talent by accident, as she was simply repeating what they were saying. Even though her “talking” isn’t as clear as with a parrot for instance, it is still possible to understand what she is saying in a howling manner.
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Mishka is a Russian name, and it translates to “teddy bear”. She is now 13 years old as she was born on June 16, 2002. and has a sister, Laika, that co stars in her videos.
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Mishka became a YouTube celebrity over night, and unlike most YouTubers, her very first video went viral, 8 years ago. Video was titled “Husky dog talking-I love” you and it shows Mishka laying on the bed while her owners keep saying that they love her until she responds to them in the same fashion howling “I love you” back at them. Video went viral, and got around 90 million views in a matter of days.
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Upon seeing how many people enjoyed Mishkas talent, owners decided to put up more videos of their husky. Most popular videos are the ones that feature Mishka saying different words and phrases, but as time went by they started uploading simply cute every day videos of Mishka and her sister Laika. They upload few videos every few months and their channel has around 800,000 subscribers even though Mishka can be considered an old YouTube sensation based on the fact that her first viral video was uploaded 8 years ago.
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She is also quite popular on social networks. She has a Twitter account with over 19,000 followers and a Facebook page that counts around 990,000 likes. Great majority of posts on these platforms are simply pictures and videos of Mishka. We have to mention that her sister is getting as popular as her with a Facebook page “Laika the husky” that has even more likes than Mishkas, a 101,000 which is 10,000 more likes than on Mishkas page.
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As innocent as she looks, she is quite ambitious for a dog. Her career didn’t stop at YouTube. Upon going viral Mishka was invited to quite a few interviews, some of which were aired on CNN, she also appeared at a “Today show” and “Nightly news with Brian Williams” on NBC. She also starred in a few commercials, all of which can be seen at her YouTube channel