MEET “ARYA STARK” AND “TOKI WARTOOTH” (submission via whatifthewolvescome). Thank you!
Answering your request for submissions! These are my dog: Arya Stark and Toki Wartooth (Not a Bumble Bee). Arya is a Yorkshire/Scottish Terrier mix and Toki is a German Shepard/Shiba Inu mix.
I adopted Toki from a program here in Colorado that rescued dogs from kill shelters around the US about 3 years ago. I didn’t think I’d ever have more dogs in my life since the ones I had growing up had all died pretty traumatically, with the last one having to be euthanized four years prior. But I was going through a really tough time and it was suggested that having a dog again would help me get my bipolar disorder back under control. That week, I started looking for adoption events, saw his picture for one that was happening that weekend, and I was lucky enough to have him come home with me at the end of the day. Six months after that, we added Arya to our family. She was from a litter of puppies my brother’s friend were selling. She’s from a farm family and spent her time before us growing up with her brothers and sisters and a calf named Angus.
Both are complete opposites of each other. Toki is extremely neat, almost like he has doggie OCD, is wary of people he doesn’t know, and is unbelievably well behaved and quiet (until he feels like letting out that Shiba yodel). Arya is pretty much exactly like her namesake: she’s my little wild wolf girl who loves to be covered in dirt, being loud, making people fall in love with her, and going on adventures around my parents’ property. He loves to pose for the camera, she hates it. We go everywhere we can together.