Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

She Adopted A "Little Puppy" – But Realized Her Hilarious Mistake When He Kept Growing.

Origin Story

Origin Story

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Thousands of years ago, Alaskan Malamutes were used by Eskimos to traverse the distance between Siberia and Alaska. They also kept humans safe from polar bears, and they made great hunters, especially when catching seals. As it turns out, the Malamutes were the Arctic’s oldest and most valuable ally. But Saloojee had never seen one. Where could she get one of these?

Her Heart Melted

Her Heart Melted

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Saloojee used emails and phone calls to find a breeder whose female had just given birth to pups from this breed. When she found one, she raced on over to the breeder’s house. There, she learned that the puppies were just two weeks old. They were so young that they were snuggling with their mother. But one of them was climbing over his siblings. This caught Saloojee’s attention, so she picked him up. All it took was just one look, and her heart told her that this was her dog. But it was so tiny. Would he be okay?

Love At First Sight

Love At First Sight

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“I fell in love the second I held him,” said Saloojee. But the dog was too young to part with his mother, so she had to bid adieu to her newfound love. But she couldn’t forget about him. She showed a photo to everyone she would run into at the park. “He’s called Tydus. It means great, giant warrior,” she shared with excitement. But when the time came for her to retrieve him, she was in for quite a shock.

Welcome Home

Welcome Home

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By the time that Saloojee took Tydus home, he had grown six times his original size since she first laid eyes on him. But she knew from her research that Alaskan Malamutes were huge animals. Meanwhile, Tydus familiarized himself with his new home. And Saloojee spoiled him by giving a bunch of toys, a soft bed, and even a personalized bowl. She assumed she was ready to be a doggy mommy, but she wasn’t expecting this.

A Huge Puppy

A Huge Puppy

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Tydus had a big personality to go with his ongoing growth spurt. Alaskan Malamutes are highly intelligent, friendly, and they love to play. At first, he was a lot of work, but she didn’t mind. Then, as time passed, the dog grew taller than any other dog in the neighborhood. Male Malamutes weigh 85 lbs., and are 25 inches tall. But huge Malamutes can weigh as much as 140 lbs. But as a puppy, Tydus weighed a whopping 120 lbs., and Saloojee was overwhelmed.

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