Grumpy Husky Celebrates Fourth Birthday, Grumpily

by : Francesca Donovan on : 03 Jan 2018 20:47

Anuko, the Grumpy Husky, has just turned four years old and he celebrated in a style befitting the grumpiest doggo in all the land. 


His faithful human, Yasmine, from England, threw the pup a little birthday shindig, but as with the White Christmas the pair enjoyed at the end of last year, Anuko‘s expression showed anything but birthday joy.

It pretty much reflected all of us when your friends decide to sing Happy Birthday to you in front of everyone.


Yasmine told UNILAD Anuko had a pretty grumpy third birthday, but ‘not as angry as this year’, she laughed, adding, ‘Maybe he’s getting grumpier with age?’.


Describing how her beloved boyo spent his birthday yesterday, Yasmine said:

This year he’s had no birthday cake, I had an assignment this morning so spent most of yesterday studying for it, so could only afford to throw him a quick 20 minute ‘do where he got a slab of steak instead of a baked cake, a little wrapped present and then the party hat and birthday banner.

I’d just come back from London and he’s been ignoring me practically since I came home.


Perhaps the momentary lapse in otherwise undivided attention has caused Anuko to be super-grumpy this year?

Yasmine plans to make it up to Anuko – she reassured UNILAD, saying:

I’m going to try and bake him a cake today instead, but I think he much preferred the steak despite sleeping most of yesterday, we’ll go on a big hike tomorrow.


It’s been just weeks since Anuko starred in his very own festive photo shoot, reflecting how everyone secretly felt about the commercialised Christmas holiday and the obligatory expense.


Yasmine laughed at the idea he might hate Christmas because his birthday is overshadowed by Jesus’, but added ‘he’s well known for his grumpiness’.

The 20-year-old animal-lover isn’t wrong.

Anuko is no stranger to online viral superstardom and is kind of a big deal in the husky world.


His notable husky features first went viral and received the canine meme-treatment way back when Pepe the Frog was a mere glint in trolls’ eyes.

It all started with this tweet in 2015:


Yasmine gave her Very Good Boy a Very Good Caption, writing:

So I pretended to throw a ball and caught the exact moment my dog realised I had betrayed him…

Cue: the sound of hysterical laughter from dog owners who can relate the world wide web over.

If only Anuko knew how happy he’d made so many people, maybe he’d crack a smile?


Although Anuko’s grumpy face might be known globally, for anyone with a decent WiFi connection, Yasmine told UNILAD he’s actually a Very Good Boy.

Speaking to us with Anuko by her side, Yasmine said:

He’s really friendly and quite quiet and lazy in reality. He’ll sleep the entire train journey and keep to himself. He’s a good boy. There are some hilarious photos of him as a puppy which show he’s just always been grumpy.

Just like this picture from Anuko’s third birthday:


Yasmine and Anuko really are best friends. They met when Anuko was just a few weeks old, when the human was going through a tough time – neither have looked back since.

Yasmine, the Snow Dog Guru, recalled:

I got him as a puppy because I was dealing with some problems with my mental health, I really wasn’t well at all.

I’d quit school and just about gave up on life. Thankfully he came along and changed everything!

I could no longer stay in bed because if I did he would’ve pooped on my bed – which actually happened once when I refused to get up!


Yasmine explained how Anuko has changed her life, concluding:

Slowly, because of him, my mental health improved. I’m now back in school and studying to go to veterinary school for medicine, none of which would’ve happened without him.

A pro of going into the vet field will be I can bring him to work and hopefully some classes at school?

As far as Yasmine is concerned, Anuko deserves to be treated like it’s Christmas and his birthday every day. Hear, hear!

You can check out their adventures on Instagram, @huskyanuko

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.