By chance, a Russian man stumbled upon a small dog and decided to bring it home to care for it. He introduced the pup to the sled dog already living with him. To his surprise, the little canine grew at an astonishing rate, quickly surpassing the size of all the other dogs in just a few months. It appears that the pup has had quite a remarkable life journey thus far.
This is the story of Andrey Musienko and his giant furry friend, Akela!
On a chilly winter morning, Audrey Musienko awoke with the desire to warm up through exercise, but nothing too strenuous. He settled on a leisurely stroll and, fortunately, lived in a remote part of Siberia with a forest right behind his house. After slipping on his boots and thickest coat, he headed outdoors.
While walking through the woods, he heard a faint but unmistakable cry for help. Following the sound, he soon discovered a baby animal, a puppy, curled up against a tree. The puppy’s eyes were shut, and it appeared to be only a few weeks old.
Audrey was heartbroken at the sight and could not fathom why someone would abandon such a helpless creature in the middle of the forest. With outstretched arms, he picked up the shivering puppy, hoping his gloved hands would provide some warmth. He hurried back home with the puppy, where he tried to care for it.
The tiny puppy fully recovered, and Audrey decided to adopt him, but little did he know at the time that the helpless creature he just rescued isn’t a dog. But over the next few months, the man couldn’t believe his eyes how fast and massive the puppy he named Akela grows. The animal turnedd out to be a black wolf!
Now, even though Akela grew into an enormous wolf, the two are best friends. Audrey even started an Instagram profile, where they reached over 100,000 followers.
Despite his fierce appearance, Akela is an affectionate and gentle giant towards Musienko. When they are together, the energetic wolf loves to play with his friend by hopping on his back, chewing on his hoodie, and placing his paws on his shoulders.
Musienko is always smiling and trying to match Akela’s energy and weight, even though wrestling with him is no easy feat. Their bond is strong, built on absolute trust, and Akela even playfully bites Musienko’s fingers, to which he doesn’t mind at all.
Musienko has plans to construct a larger enclosure for Akela so that he can have more space to explore and play. The two of them share a close relationship, and Akela is happy to have Musienko around. He even started a fundraiser in order to provide that!
“Many of you are asking for a big aviary to be made for Akela like in a zoo, and that’s why we made a charity fundraiser for a project close to natural conditions,” the man wrote on the fundraiser page. Let’s hope he will succeed!
More about this incredible story in the video below!