Yukon(in loving memory)

Alaskan Malamute
Picture of Yukon(in loving memory), a male Alaskan Malamute

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Home:Franklin, IN  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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big boy

Quick Bio:
-part feral

April 4th 1980

playing with the humans

garbage men

Favorite Toy:
dad under a blanket

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
any place he could run flat out

Best Tricks:
protect mom

Arrival Story:
This story is a little late, 14 years to be exact. The pictures on his page were found in a photo album that we had not seen in a very , very long time. It just goes to prove that if you love something it is never truly gone. Yukon was one of those kind of dogs that after a while stops being a "pet" and becomes a part of the family. He was a big part of our family for over 14 years, and he was just another one of the kids( just with fangs and fur). He was about one and a half years old when we got him. He belonged to my wife's cousin, Phil. Ill try to make a long story short. Phil and I were good friends and I went to his house to visit him, he was not home at the time. I could hear a dog barking in the back yard so I went back to see what it was. That was the first time I saw Yukon. Just so that you understand the setting, it was in the summer, about 95 in the shade, and there was no shade. He was chained to a dog house, which he had ran around till he was up against it. His water bowl was bone dry and out of his reach, and it looked like it had been that way for awhile.When I came into his view he growled and showed his fangs. He had a rep. in the family as a biter, and I could see why. My heart went out to him, and I could not stand to see him suffer like that. I ment to help him, even though I was taking a chance on getting bit. I got a stick and got his water bowl to where I could get to it, after filling it,I put it(with a stick) to where he could get a drink. As he drank I talked to him and tried to calm him. To my surprise, he settled down and let me get close to him. After about 15 min. of talking and a lot of drinking, he let me touch him. I patted his head, and rubbed his belly, unwrapped the chain, and took him for a walk. In all I played with him for about an hour. The next day I came back to visit Phil again, this time he was home. After I went in the house and sat down, I asked Phil what kind of dog was it he had in the back yard? He joked and said, the kind you dont want to mess with! I asked, can I go back and pet him? Phil said, He'll take your arm off!! I asked, if I can pet him, can I have him? Phil said, He'll take your arm off!! I told Phil that if the dog "took my arm off" I would not hold it against him or the dog, and again asked, can I have him? He said, sure, but, I know," he'll take my arm off." With that in mind, I went out back. The dog was again, up against the dog house, and out of water. I spoke to him,at first he growled at me, but after a few seconds, he quit, and wagged his tail. I could see by the look in his eyes he remembered me! I unwrapped him from the dog house and put him in my truck( up front of with me) and home we went! Phil was standing on the porch shaking his head in amazement as we drove off!! The wife was not real happy to see Yukon at first, but after a couple of days they were best buddies. Over the 15 years we had Yukon, he became as beloved as any part of the family could have been. To this day when I think of him, I miss him very much, even though he has been gone 14 years. He was our furry son, and we loved him.

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