Introduce yourself:



My name is Kuruk, but you can call me Ku. It’s Pawnee for Bear, but I’m an Alaskan Malamute.


Mama says I am about three and a half years old. No one knows my actual birthdate, but Mama picked the day I was freed from that four foot chain I had lived on as my rebirth day.

How you came into your parents lives?

One day some nice people came to the puppy mill in Alaska where I lived. They were horrified by what they saw. Me and about 170 other snow pups were chained and starving and thirsty. We had eaten all the snow we could reach, and some of my snow pup family did not survive. The nice people took all of us to a vet and then we went to a shelter for a few months. Then a lady from the Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League (WAMAL) came to Alaska and flew me and three others to Seattle. Then I went to another shelter until my foster Mama Cindy picked me up.


Cindy has two of her own snow pups and we all went hiking a lot. Everything was new to me, walking on leach, and even being pet and talked too. And I was very scared and nervous all the time, but Cindy was very patient with me. I lived with her for a little over a month. My last day with her I crawled on her lap to say thank you because I knew my new Mama was going to come and take me to my very own home! I had met my new Mama and big brother Simba a week earlier, and I was very excited. I knew she’d be a great Mama. Big brother Simba helped Mama a lot. He taught me everything before he passed away a couple months later.

Why do you blog?

I blog because I want to share my story and my Haiku. Haiku just come naturally for me, and Mama suggested I post them on a blog so people can get to know me. Eventually I will put the best ones together in a book along with my rescue story to help other pups (or other animals) through their own healing processes. I also plan on donating some of the earnings to rescue groups.

What is your favorite post?

My first one. It was the first haiku I shared with Mama on New Years Day 2012. I had been with Mama for about six months by then, and I had emotionally and psychologically grown so much. This post sums up everything all rescue pups need to heal: Love


What post do you like the least?

Bones. Usually haiku just flow, but this one was squeezed out.

What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I’ve gotten to meet other blogging puppy friends! Wooooowoooo!

What do you dislike about blogging?

Mama takes my picture a lot more.


Sneak peek on future posts?

Can’t. I don’t plan the haiku. They come when they come.

What blogs do you read that you would like to share ?

Well, my top three are K9 Miss Harper Lee,  Rumpy Dog, and Wiley’s Wisdom.

What are your thoughts on spaying/neutering?

I was never asked. They just did it.

Anything else you would like to add?

Please read my About page, if you’d like to know more and read links to the newspaper story and a video about my rescue. Thank yoooowoooowoooooo!

p.s. Most snow pup breeds do not bark. We sing! Wooooooowooooooooo!

Author’s Note: Many thanks to Ku and his mom for doing the interview. Photos were used with permission.. Please check out  his blog

 This article is a part of the Pets that Blog theme, for more interviews on blogging pets, click the image below. Many thanks to Miss Ann from Pawsitively Pets for the image. 

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