Knotted by Dog Story
Amy had seen the animal rescue ad on the television and felt an irresistible pull to visit the shelter. She hadn’t expected to find what she did when she arrived, however. Wagging tails and joyful barks at her arrival made her feel welcome the second she stepped through the door.
Despite the warm welcomes, Amy kept her eyes peeled as she scanned the cages for a particular breed – one that caught her eye and tugged at her heartstrings – the husky. Just one look and she felt a connection, as if she and the pup had already shared some special bond and she knew it was meant to be.
The pup, which she learned was a female named Koda, was skittish and timid, but Amy was determined to give her a chance and take her home. She filled out the paperwork quickly, paid the adoption fee, and brought Koda to her car, where they drove off into the sunset.
Back at home, Koda was welcomed by Amy’s two cats and they immediately began to play together, skipping around the house and chasing one another in circles. Amy was so delighted to see them all interacting like a happy family.
Meanwhile, Amy was having a hard time connecting with Koda, as the pup still seemed distant and reserved when it came to her. After several weeks of trying to befriend the pup with no luck, she took a break from their bonding and decided to go for a quick drive.
The sun had already begun to set when Amy decided to take a detour past a field she had seen the day before. As she drove past, she noticed the shadows of dozens of dogs, all living together in harmony.
Curious, she pulled over and exited the car. As she drew closer, she realized these were no ordinary dogs — they were all huskies, including Koda! Amy gasped as she realized Koda must have been one of the wild huskies, living in freedom and communal harmony in the area nearby, and now she had unknowingly adopted her from the shelter.
Amy immediately stepped back, not wanting to disturb the huskies, but she noticed one of them – Koda – had left the pack and was slowly and hesitantly walking towards her. She knew Koda was no longer afraid of humans, but of other dogs – and she had the perfect idea to help Koda overcome her fear.
Knowing Koda’s fear of other dogs, Amy decided to let her live as she wanted in her own little home. She set up a fenced area in her backyard, furnished it with Koda’s favorite things, and even built a doggy door to let her in and out of the house.
It was time to introduce her to some of the other huskies and Amy wanted to make sure it would be a positive experience. After a few days of gentle coaxing and playing, Koda began to come out of her shell and she seemed to enjoy the company of the other huskies.
It was the first day they really connected, when they began to share something special. Amy was in the living room, watching a movie on the couch, when she heard a knock at the door. She opened it to find Koda standing there, holding a large red-and-white ball in her mouth. Koda smiled happily as she dropped the ball at Amy’s feet and then ran off, barking for Amy to chase her.
The two ran through the backyard, playing tag, laughing, and having a wonderful time. When they were finished, Koda ran back to the living room, the ball still in her mouth. She sat it down at Amy’s feet and stared up at her with a look that said, “I want to show you something special.”
Amy felt a warm and gentle flush run through her body as she realized what Koda wanted to show her. She looked into Koda’s eyes and said, “Yes, Koda. I’d love to see it.”
Koda seemed to understand, as her eyes sparkled with anticipation. She led Amy to the fenced area and then ran off, barking playfully. Amy followed and watched as Koda locked eyes with an older male husky and then darted around him in circles.
The older husky watched her intently, before finally following her and getting into position. Suddenly both dogs were locked together, completely still. After a long moment, Koda stood up and flashed Amy a smug smile, as if to say, “I told you I could do it!”
The older husky had been knotted to Koda, and Amy knew this was Koda’s way of saying she was ready to move on from her fear of other dogs. It was so special and beautiful to watch, and the connection the two had shared warmed Amy’s heart.
That night, Amy tucked Koda into bed and watched as the pup fell asleep, content and happy that she had finally found her forever home.