We weren’t exactly ready for a dog, well we weren’t actively searching anyways. Our 19 year old kitty Bo was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and he is our utmost priority and while we still miss Coby, we knew that it wouldn’t be too long before we welcomed another dog into our home. We were planning to wait until spring, mainly because of the potty training and the sub-zero temperatures this winter. But I believe that everything happens for a reason, and while we might not have been ready, Balto definitely was.
We don’t know much about the beginning of his story honestly, but this much we do know… He was rescued from Detroit and was in foster care for about a week. He’s approximately 1.5-2 years old and the name he was given when he was rescued was Balto, and even though he had only had it for about a week, we decided to keep it. We didn’t want to change too much up on him, we’re pretty sure he’s been through enough lately. And Balto is actually a pretty cool name. His namesake was an all black Siberian Husky sled dog in Alaska, who in 1925 led a team 674 miles through a blizzard to deliver medicine. They did it in just 5 days, if you want you can read more about the story here. So yeah, it’s a pretty cool story and a pretty cool name.
And we also know… He’s very social and was living with 2 other dogs while in foster care. He’s sweet and playful and extremely gentle. He loves people and proved it on our first meeting. If you’ve been following us on social media you know we had a winter inspiration shoot this week and I asked if Balto might model for us. I thought it might be a long shot, but his foster mom thought he could do it. And this is when he blew. me. away… We only had a very short time with him he did amazing! It was a little chaotic here with 10 people running around and three cameras pointing at him and he rocked out his 15 minutes of fame-although I can pretty much guarantee this won’t be the last you see of him. He greeted everyone with his tail wagging and welcomed them to pet him and he listened sooo good as he posed with our bride and groom. It turned out to be a testament to what kind of dog he is and we knew that as long as he did good with Bo, he would be the perfect fit for us.
Since I’m writing this post, I bet you can guess the outcome. A huge thank you to Luvum All Animal Rescue and all of the volunteers for doing what you do and bringing Balto home! He has stolen my heart and while we don’t know much about his beginning, we’re pretty sure how the rest of the story goes…
He’s absolutely gorgeous and I couldn’t wait to get my own pictures of him!
And here’s a little sneak peek of his modeling debut.