My name is Carl and I had one dog for over 4 years and as of yesterday I have 2. I thought I'd register to ask a few questions about my new boy and to share my story.
But first here's the story of how I found him.
This weekend I was at a friend's place up in the mountains for a 4 wheeler ride. Somewhere we took a wrong turn that lead to a dead-end. It's worth noting that we are at least 40 to 50 kilometers from the nearest civilisation. As were were turning around I saw that big black wolf like dog looking at us, still as a picture.
We tought at first he was an actual wolf so we just stood there ready to mash our throttles to get away at the first sign of danger. But that sign didnt come. I'm a very energy tuned guy and the vibe I was getting from him was that if we didn't help him he'd die right here tonight. The poor thing is in bad shape. We can tell from the way he tried to walk towards the food we offered him.
After eating the food he just let himself sink to the ground barely 5 feet away from us. At that point I turned off the wheeler and got off. He didn't even move as I slowly walked towards him with another bite of food. He took it and let me feel his body for injuries. He had nothing that I could tell. Hips are in good shape and his legs looked strong and painfree.
Then I saw the pads... Never seen anything like it. Some are peeling and some are completely raw. All of them are in bad shape one way or the other.
After a few minutes of talking about what to do with him, my friend said let's try to bring him back to the cabin and see how he is with the other 4 dogs we have there. (my own dog and 3 of my buddies)
My friend put him across his legs and for the whole hour of riding he never moved an inch. When we arrived, the other 4 dogs instantly accepted him as part of the pack and my dog seemed to form a bond immediatly. That night I brought him to my home and here I am this morning.
The 2 dogs slept together like they were brothers. This morning I took care of his pads. Cleaned them, disinfected them, and put some musher's secret on there to try to proetct them a bit. When he got up 15 minutes later I saw his happy go lucky personality for the first time. He looked so happy that his legs were better. I got many kisses and then he started trotting around my lawn happy as could be.
Now here I am telling my story with my new dog sleeping besides me on one side and my other dog on the other.
I'm curious as to what breed you guys think he is. I actually cannot tell at all. He is built kind of like my husky mix body wise but his face if much more wolf-like. I'll post pictures in a few minutes for you guys.