Best of friends! Dog who 'destroys' all her playthings is pictured cuddling up to the one toy she treasures - a lookalike wolf she has treated 'like her baby' since puppyhood
An 18-month-old Alaskan Malamute is winning thousands of fans online after her owner documented her relationship with her favorite toy. According to the owner Karissa she had wanted a dog for some time, but couldn't afford one. Eventually she bought herself a toy wolf from Toys-R-Us to tide her over. Years later, when she was finally able to get a real dog, Karissa was more than happy to offer her plush companion to the eight-week-old Luca.
'I passed the stuffed animal down to her and she has kept it by her side at all times ever since,' Karissa wrote on Reddit.'It’s her baby. She carries it around everywhere and always has it with her when she goes to bed.'
The toy dog was originally also named Luca, but as that became confusing, the family renamed the plush pop 'Mr Wolf'.
But what's strange about Luca's love for the little toy, is that the young dog has been nothing but destructive with all of her other toys.
On top of Mr Wolf, Luca has had her way with tug-of-war ropes with balls, a variety of squeaky toys and a set of elk antlers.
But thanks to the growing dog's strong teeth and jaw, none of these playthings were long for this world, eventually torn up out of existence.