For you Tiko:
In my book there aren't too many dogs that can top Brut, but there is one that came darn close.
His name was Tiko.
He was the coolest Husky mix we have ever know personally and at one point he was going to be the father to Blaze's children...sadly though he came down with testicular cancer and that was the end of that..
I can not tell you what it was about Tiko that was so awesome, whether it was his bad-ass look, attitude and stature. There was something deep in those eyes, like there was already a piece of me inside of him after one meeting.
His one blue eye and one brown eye threw me off as if not knowing which to look in, questioning him, while he just gazed profoundly into my heart and soul. Owning me without question, in a way a Husky does and I'd only felt with Brut.
Our meetings were always brief but intense and were scattered throughout the years, but we built a relationship quickly out of the time we had together.
Sadly he passed away July 12, 2016.
Tiko was the only dog that I would have considered breeding with Blaze. The only dog I felt that was worthy of her. When he couldn't, the dream ended. We never found another dog that was even possibly close to Tiko.
Tiko was the only dog I would consider being second to Brut. Just as with Brut, there was something about Tiko that was more than remarkable and noteworthy. He had an aura about him that was like none other. A complete individual with his own thoughts, feelings and attitude. He was just bad to the bone like that.
Brut and Tiko would have killed each other if ever to meet, but now they are heaven's warriors fighting crimes against dog and animal cruelty. Two dogs as opposite as can be yet with that same bad ass spirit. May you rest in peace Tiko and find the justice you deserve.
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