He was the first Siberian Husky I ever met; the dog who changed my life. Not only was he a package deal with the man who became my husband, but everything I know about stubborn, digging, howling, escaping, challenging, frustrating, funny, too-smart-for-their-good, dogs, I first learned from Muskwa.
=No dog ever had a better life. He spent his entire life with Stuart, best friends from the moment they met, when Muskwa was just days old. He saw parts of the Yukon few humans ever get to enjoy. He was a born alpha dog, a true leader who never resorted to aggresssion to prove his point. He simply was the King and he expected that everyone, regardless of species, would recognize that!
It was a life full of adventure and misadventure! He had a taste for porcupines that never went away. A dozen encounters never taught him that those things hurt. Even smart dogs can't know everything!
Four days after his 15th birthday, four months after he was diagnosed with liver failure, Muskwa was released from a body that could no longer support his big spirit. He has rejoined his pups, Earle and Hoodoo, along with so many members of the pack he started and always ruled.
Godspeed, old friend. We will miss you!
King of Dogs
October 20, 1997 - October 24, 2012