She was alone and looked down upon the earth and with her breath blew the snow across the plain. She came down, landed upon the ice and started to walk but all around her, the living creatures scurried into their shelters whenever she approached. She traveled in this way, by herself, for days until she grew accustomed to her loneliness and resolved to not let it ruin her. She walked amongst the snowdrifts and ice fields. The flat horizon bored her so she took the ice and snow and lifted them up and created mountains of glaciers and gave them the colour of the sky.
On the seventh day, she awoke and there was a creature beside her against her. Its eyes were black as coal and this frightened her a little but its muzzle tickled her face; its fur warmed her hands; and, its songs thawed her heart. The animal brought her to meet its family and they welcomed her, the first creatures to do so since she'd arrived. They showed her how to hunt and how to run swiftly across the snow and how to talk to the moon and, though she did not need this, how to stay warm. She spent that first winter with them and at the end of it, it was time to depart. Before she left, she marked this tribe so that whenever she returned, she would be able to identify them and their children. As she kissed each creature goodbye, each one opened its once black eyes and revealed the reflected blue of glaciers.
Titus is the first of two beautiful Siberian Huskies that came into Toronto Animal Services South this past week.
For adoption information on this dog and other dogs (and cats and other animals), please visit Toronto Animal Services.