Butchy, a humongous Alaskan Malamute, lived with his brother on a farm but only for a very short time. When their previous owners realized they weren’t good guard dogs, they ended up on the streets, and they struggled to survive. Luckily for them, local rescuers came and pulled them out of the streets.
While his brother found his new home in no time, Butchy failed to find his perfect match. He was so patient but he almost came to believe that he will never have his own family, ever. But then, his new mom, Pascale, came and gave him a new ray of hope.
Pascale wanted to adopt a dog but she didn’t want to pick one in particular. She simply told the shelter staffers that she would bring home the dog that needed to be in a home the most. When they brought out Butchy, she was stunned, and she couldn’t believe a dog as huge and as gorgeous as him would end up in a shelter.
The dog was reactive to strangers and he didn’t like anyone he didn’t know touching him on his head or his tail. He snarled and even attempted to bite a potential adopter during his meet-and-greet event. But with Pascale, he acted as if he’d known her forever.
Butchy wasn’t warm with Pascale right away but he showed no sign of aggression toward her. He accepted her as her pack within a reasonable amount of time. He respected her, and he allowed her to be part of his world.
He was a true alpha and he did what he wanted when he wanted. He was absolutely stubborn and he hated it every time his mom touched his toys. But beyond all his tenacities, he also had his moments when he simply wanted nothing but to relax and be happy.
His happiest times were when he was out in nature. He loved the outdoors, especially when there was water. Be it a river, the ocean, a swamp, or just a muddy puddle of water, he took a dip and he surely had fun.
Butchy was about 14 years old when he realized he’s had all the great things he could experience in life. His journey was incredible but it wasn’t meant to last forever.