Hike, Ski, Backpack! All With Loki, the Wolfdog.
Loki and his best friend, Kelly Lund, have great experiences together. We are so glad they ‘took us along’ on some of their journeys.
Now, doesn’t that make you want to get out and hike? Dogs, kids, friends. Bring them all. It adds to the experience.
See you on the Trails! ( We’ll be the ones with the happy standard poodle!)
Meet Loki, a 2-year-old wolfdog from Denver.
He’s a a husky/arctic wolf/malamute mix.
Loki and his human, Kelly Lund, love going on epic hiking adventures together.
“We adventure merely because we enjoy it,” Lund tells BuzzFeed. “Loki more than me probably.”
Loki started backcountry skiing when he was 4 months old, and he has seen most of the West before his third birthday.
Lund will occasionally let him roam the woods free, then later track him down with a GPS locator attached to his collar.
“My goal is to see as much of the world as I can with my pup and make as many memories as possible with him and the people I love,” says Lund.
Loki is a a low-content wolfdog, meaning he is genetically more dog than wolf. Still, caring for a wolfdog isn’t easy, Lund says.
Wolfdogs “require an extreme amount of exercise and socialization that most people do not have time for … There is an incredible need for wolfdog adoption because most people bring a wolfdog home and end up getting rid of it because they had no idea what they are getting themselves into. We hope to bring more light to this issue.”
“I’m fascinated by Loki and his quirky personality,” says Lund. “He doesn’t beg for attention. He’s always present. It teaches me to be present and find satisfaction in the simple, natural things in life.”
“I couldn’t be more thankful for a best friend like him.”
Thanks to Kelly Lund and Loki his Wolfdog and to Julia Reinstein and BuzzFeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/this-man… Friendship goals.
All photos from Kelly Lund