Her stealth and beauty were incredible. Loshy, powerful and graceful as he was, seemed almost clumsy by comparison. That time they decided to excavate the ice from the pond was hilarious! The time(s) they tangled with skunks – not so much.
Thanks for sharing this. Great to see pics of Alika and Losh Muffin. Alika was certainly a “dog” apart. There are two things that I especially remember about her. First, the incredibly sly way she would disappear. She would slowly make her way to the edge of the field, and it was clear what she was thinking, so you would watch her. But she watched us even more intently, and the second our attention was diverted, she would be gone. Could never quite figure out how she could disappear so totally in such a split second of time. The other thing was her levitating jumps above the high grass in the field, followed by precision three point landings to catch “meals on squeals.”
I remember a few amazing feats of Alika. We were on a walk and Loshi and Alika were both sprinting towards a pond, and there was a barbed wire fence in the way, and without breaking stride Loshi (German Shepard) ducked under the fence and Alika (wolf hybrid) at full canter jumped the three and a half foot barb wire fence. Once they got to the 1-2 inch ice covered pond, and broke through the ice, they both proceeded to pull huge chunks of ice on to the shore. It was amazing.