Before & After

Before and after

Life changing transformation

New life full of love!

To learn about my full story and help bring awareness to animal rescue and welfare, buy my book: Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing here!

The paperback is only $5.99 and the ebook is only .99!

I am on sabbatical from the bloggyworld to focus on getting my busier and busier Mamaclickyfingerssecretary to plan more fun adventures fur me and sisfur Nalle. I may poke around on my Facebookie occasionally though, and you can still message me there.

❤ ❤ ❤ Kuruk Babybear

p.s. Mama will still be around the bloggyworld, and her bloggy is here!

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Aftermost!

Rescue-versary!

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Me furry furry happy!

Rescue-versary

A wonderful day indeed

I have come so far!

 

Woooohooowooooooo Efurrybuddy! Today and tomorrow are furry special days fur me. You see, it was four years ago today that a pack of strange humans came to see me and my pack of nearly 170 Alaskan Malamutes at a puppy mill in Alaska. They were shocked by what they found – no food, no water, all the snow eaten that we could reach from our four-foot chains, and sadly some deceased members of my pack. The next day on 1-11-11, they came back, removed us from our chains, and took us to a shelter to help us get medical care, food, water, and hopefully real homes!

The dogters in Alaska thought I was about 2 years old based on my teeth and only weighed 35 lbs! Today I weigh about 85 lbs. (depending on how often I gets BACON! and TURKEY! WOL!). My furs are no longer brittle and dry, but super duper fluff, fluff, fluff. I have come a furry long way in the past four years, especially when it comes to being social with strange humans. Nobuddy would know now that I was “like a feral wolf” as my Mama says. It is Mama’s magical healing wuvwuvwuv that helped to heal so much!

Kuruk-_The_Little_Be_Cover_for_KindleI tell the full story of my healing journey in my bookie: Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. The purpose of my book about the story of my rescue is to raise awareness about puppy mills and animal abuse.

You can order it through Create Space or Amazon (including eBook!) or Barnes & Noble or by clicking the picture of my book cover! Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

Did you know I was in a video about my rescue? Check it out below. Pawesome music tooowoowooo!

A Pawesome Gift!

Kuruk-_The_Little_Be_Cover_for_KindleLooking fur a gift?

How about my pawesome book?

Fits in stockings too!

 

 

Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could by Ku (that’s Me!):

One rescue pup’s story about his healing journey across three thousand miles, beginning with his days on a chain in a puppy mill in Alaska, across the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, into the loving arms of his Mama, and down the coast with his pack to California. A journey filled with sadness, fear, worry, and anxiety, but through it all and with the love and support of humans and other rescue pups, he knew he could do it!

You can order it through Create Space or Amazon (including eBook!) or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

The purpose of my book about the story of my rescue is to raise awareness about puppy mills and animal abuse.

My book is not too long, includes some haiku, and it is written suitably for the reading pleasure of both children and adults. Please help support our cause!

Feel free to re-blog and help spread the word. All is greatly appreciated!

Thank yooowooowoooooo and Merry Christmas! Ku

Read some of my Book Reviews, Interviews, and Feature Articles:

Read my book review at Mama Bear Musings!

* Read my Interview with Savannah on Monday Meowsie News!

Check out the beautiful K9 Miss Harper Lee’s post about the special pawtographed copy of my book I sent her!

Read my feature article at Untold Animal Stories!

* My first Interview with Peace, Love, & Whiskers!

Also visit Wag’N’Woof Pets and Sand Spring Chesapeakes for mentioning and giving good barks, purrs, and wooowooooos to my book! Wooooohooooowooooo!

* A lovely review by my Mal sisfur-in-web Misaki! Read through the comments to see what others have said about my bookie tooowoowooooooooo!

Nature Needs Wolves…

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For posting ’bout my cousins

The wolves in Nature

Nature needs the wolves to live

She does nothing uselessly

 

Hey Efurrybuddy, check out this furrabulous short video about how pawesome and impawtant to Nature my wolfie cousins are! Wooooooooooowoooooooooooooooo!

Nature does nothing uselessly– Aristotle

Blog the Change Fur Animals! & We Are Blogville!

blogthechange“You must be the change

You wish to see in the world”

Gandhi was so wise

 

 

Today is another Blog the Change For Animals day! Blog the Change asks:

  • What have you done to Be the Change for Animals?
  • Who do you know who acts tirelessly on the behalf of animals?
  • What favorite cause has a special need right now?

As many of you know, animal rescue is near and dear to my heart. I wrote my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing, to raise awareness about puppy mills and raise money for animal rescue organizations. 50% of proceeds are donated!!! You can order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

Also sisfur Zoe, the great Shri Swami Sattvapurrrrrranada, is also raising money for animal rescue with her book, Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat. It’s also filled with eternal and divine wisdom! Please help us help others and support our cause! You will get some excellent reading toooowooowooooooo!

May we all Be the Change! Wooooowooooooooo!

Update: Mamaclickyfingerssecretary discovered this evening the most pawesome We Are Blogville blog hop over at Murphy and Stanley’s place. Thanks Marty! Here’s me: I am Kuruk Babybear, Ku for short, and I am an Alaskan Malamute! Wooooowoooooo!

Crepes With Jam!

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Crepes and Mama Alana

Wooohooowooooo Efurrybuddy! Another Haiku Jam today with none other than the furry famous Crepes from Cat In The Fridge! Crepes starred in a movie that was at the Catdance Film Festival. Check out her movie “Catalogue” here!

Like me and Mama, Crepes and her Mama Alana hope to help other animals especially special needs ones (Crepes only has 3 legs). Thank youwooowoooooooo fur joining me fur some jamming’ and fur all you do fur animals!

And now fur our Haiku Jam! We chose the theme of PLAY! Mine are in purple, of course, and Crepes’ are pretty in pink…

Snow pup wrestle-ing                                                                                                   My favorite kind of play
Me master wrestler
I like to eat bees.
MomFOD says I shouldn’t, though.
Her eyes turned, I strike.

Nalle catches flies
But I play with my spider
Stuffy squeaky toy 

This morning, a moth.
Tomorrow, I’ll get that fly.
Also, I hunt string.
 
Strings are not fur me
Giant ropes to shred are fun
Chew toys to destroy
I like boxes, too.
I’ll take your chew toy boxes

And sit inside them.

I sit on my beds
But Nalle likes to chew them
And sometimes gut them 

Gutting is best done
On things that contain catnip
And also on trout.
 
Now we’re talkin’ fish
Playtime done, now time fur treats
Sardines fur me please! 

I will eat sardines
And then I will nap all day
With my dog friend Ku.

Thank you and Free Gift Reminder!

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My Beautiful Girlfurriend

To Infinity

 

 

 

Isn’t this the most pawesomest card! Wooooowoooooooo! And a reminder fur all of you:

I am giving away fur free the e-version of my bookie Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. The free e-book will be available from June 13th through June 17th and you can order/download here! If you do not have Kindle, you can also download a Kindle App for free here!

The purpose of my book about the story of my rescue is to raise awareness about puppy mills and animal abuse, and to raise money to donate (50% of proceeds!) to rescue groups for all animals. If you wuvwuvwuv the e-book and want a paperback copy, you can order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

My Gotcha Day and a Gift Fur All of You!

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Click on my pic to get my free e-book from June 13th to 17th!

Just three years ago

Mama brought me to my home

The first home I’ve known

 

 

Wooohoooowoooo Efurrybuddy! Tuesday June 10th was my 3rd Gotcha Day! Woooooowooooooo! Mama has been icky-sicky so she furgot to help me post about it, but that’s ok because Mama was furry busy even while icky-sicky! She even was a guest host on a radio show on my Gotcha Day! Check it out here!

And to celebrate I am giving away fur free the e-version of my bookie Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. The free e-book will be available from June 13th (midnight tonight!) through June 17th and you can order/download here! If you do not have Kindle, you can also download a Kindle App for free here!

The purpose of my book about the story of my rescue is to raise awareness about puppy mills and animal abuse, and to raise money to donate (50% of proceeds!) to rescue groups for all animals. If you wuvwuvwuv the e-book and want a paperback copy, you can order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

Wolfie Love…

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Needing rescue and love too

Spirits of the Earth

 

Woooooowooooooooooo! As I mentioned in this post, my next donation with the proceeds of my book,  Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing, has gone to Wolf Haven International(see their bloggy here! too) Today May 6th the Seattle Foundation (click here) will stretch all donations made to Wolf Haven! Isn’t that pawesome! If you’d like to help my wolfie cousins, please consider a donation. To understand wolves better, check out Mama’s post: Animal Spirits: The Wolf!

Thank You Misaki!

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Click pic to visit Misaki and read how much she wuvwuvwuvs my bookie!

A sweet Malamute

My British sisfur-in-web

Wrote about my book!

 

 

 

 

 

Thank youwoowoooooo my Malamute sisfur from another mother (as she says) who lives across the pond Misaki! Much wuvwuvwuv to youwoowooooooo!

If you’d like to purchase my book to support animals rescue, Click Here!

Working Fur Free…

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To promote my pawesome book

To help animals

 

But sales are barely there

And we are getting poorer

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Money For Nothing

Hi Efurrybuddy, Me and Mama have been having serious discussions. You see, we are overly giving souls, and have spent hundreds of hours blogging, emailing, going places, and talking to people to market and promote my book to raise awareness and money to donate to animal rescue. We thank those who have bought my book and who have tweeted, re-blogged, etc.!!! 

However, sales are so so so so slow (only 7 so far in the last 3 months – and we did print-on-demand self-publishing so royalties are $2 or less per book) that we are considering shutting down. Though we need the money, we have committed to donating 50% of sales. We made our first donation before even covering costs, which we have now just barely done. I told Mama that if this is not going anywhere then we could stop so she could spend more time looking for income and building her spiritual counseling practice (Astrology and Tarot/Oracle Readings – she is furry furry good!), which she juggles around caring fur the Grandma who has Alzheimer’s and doing all the housekeeping fur the Grand Paw.

Sorry fur the sad-ish post, but we are feeling furry discouraged lately and need to re-assess efurrything so that we do not go hungry (this is not an exaggeration either).

Puppy Star!

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Me a lucky pup!

I’m a lucky pup

I was rescued and cared for

And I’m famous too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooooohoooowooooo Efurrybuddy! Today I am a lucky star!!! Many of you already know that I wrote my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, about my rescue and healing journey to raise awareness and money fur animal rescue. Well today, me and my book became famous when Mama did an interview fur me on Paws To Talk!!!

You can listen to the Podcast Here! It begins at 8:10, and it is pawesome!!! Give it five lucky stars pawlease!

Or download the iTunes Here!

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I am part of WOOF Support Blog Hop: What it’s like to walk in my paws. (Listen to interview!)

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Blog the Change!

blogthechange“You must be the change

You wish to see in the world”

Gandhi was so wise

 

 

Today is one of the Blog the Change For Animals days! Blog the Change asks:

  • What have you done to Be the Change for Animals?
  • Who do you know who acts tirelessly on the behalf of animals?
  • What favorite cause has a special need right now?

As many of you know, animal rescue is near and dear to my heart. I wrote my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing, to raise money for animal rescue organizations. You can  order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

The last Blog the Change, I announced my first donation to the Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League (WAMAL). They are the pawesome people who flew me from Alaska to Seattle, where my Mama found me! Since then I have only sold a few books, and I only make maybe a couple dollars per book sale, so no new donation yet. Me and Mama are working on other ways to market my book, but if you can help us out by spreading the word – through Facebook, Twitter, or other social network – we, and all animals in need would very very much appreciate it! Thank youwoooowoooooooooooooooo!

It’s My re-Birthday!

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Me and sisfur Nalle celebrating my re-Birthday!

If I picked a day

To celebrate life and love

Fast forward to now!

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Fast Forward

Woooooohoooooowoooooooo Efurrybuddy! It’s my re-Birthday! In case you don’t know my story, here’s the lovely tribute sisfur Zoe at Swami Zoe’s Yoga and Zen wrote fur me:

Me-Ommmmm Efurryone! I’m so excited to tell efurryone that Saturday the 11th is my little brofur Kuruk’s re-Birthday! Yes, you read that right. You see, Ku was born at a puppy mill in Alaska and lived on a 4-foot chain his first couple of years of life. Luckily the puppy mill was shut down and Ku and his whole pack of nearly 160 snow pups went into rescue. That day was 1-11-11! When Mama brought Ku home, she decided that since no one knew Ku’s real birthday that 1-11-11 would be Ku’s first re-Birthday! So Ku is going to be 4!!! He’s come such a long long way in the past three years. Me and Mama and efurryone are so so proud of my little brofur Ku! We wuvwuvwuv you Ku!

Me and Nalle got pawesome new big big big beds!

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I like the red one!

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Nalle likes the green one!

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But when it’s beddyby-time at night, I have to sleep on my first red bed next to Mama!

I wish I got to sleep on my new beds more:

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Sisfur Zoe uses the beds fur her nearly constant yoga and meditation practice! She is a very dedicated great Swami!

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Brofur Apollo hogs the beds too!

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But Apollo and Nalle share sometimes! That’s how big big big these new beds are!

And we got more piggy ears! Buddy Bacon and Mini Piggy, please close your eyes for the next few pics!

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Yumwumwum piggy ear!

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This morning, after Mama turned into the Kissiemonster, we did our usual routine:

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Breakfast with extra treats on top!

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And our early morning walk. Can you see us? Mama gets up early!!!

It’s supposed to rain today even though California is having a drought. But if it doesn’t, Mama will take us on an extra long hike through pawesome parks and trails around the city. Time fur my morning nap, but before I go, here is the pawesome re-Birthday card I got from my kitty girlfurriend Nylabluewooowoooooo! xoxoxoxoxoxo!

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And from the Fozziegang Down Unda! Thank youwoooowooooooo!

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Puppy Mill Rescue…

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Me not long after my rescue – still skinny but happy and FREE!

Soon will be the day

That I was given freedom

And a new birthday!

 

 

 

Wooooohooooowooooo Efurryone! In about a week on January 11th I will celebrate my re-birthday! No one knows my actual birthday, so Mama chose the day of my puppy mill rescue (1-11-11) as my re-birthday! The dogters said I was about two (and only 35 pounds! I’m 90 pounds now!), but Mama made that day my first re-birthday. So I will  be 4 according to Mama, but maybe really about 5. I’ll go with the younger age because I am a happy happy pup! Woooooooowooooooooo!

If you’d like to read the whole story of my rescue and healing journey, and help support animal rescue, check out my book!

My Rescue!

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Me when I was first rescued and scared of everything!

They came for my pack

All one hundred sixty strong

Though we were so weak

 

 

Daily Prompt: Daring Do (A Rescue)

Hi Efurryone, I am so thankful for being rescued that I have made it my life’s purpose (besides be by Mama’s side all the time) to raise awareness and donations for animal rescue.

If you’d like to support animal rescue and learn more about my rescue and healing journey, you can buy my book. Check out Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could here!

To read the newspaper story about my rescue, click here.

To see a video about my rescue and journey from Alaska to Washington, click here.

Tattooed Memories…

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Me thinking about my puppyhood memories

I have no tattoos

Just permanent memories

Of puppy mill life

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Permanent

 

Dear furriends, please do not worry. I am very happy and do not dwell on the past. I do write about my puppy mill experience because my goal is to raise awareness about animal welfare. Also sometimes the daily prompts prompt me to compose a haiku about sad memories, so please do not be concerned for me. Be concerned for all the animals out there who need love. If you’d like to help me help others, you can purchase my book: Kuruk the Little Bear That Could: One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. The proceeds go to help animal rescue and welfare!

Happy happy December! Woooooowoooooooo!

To Help More…

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Me when I was first rescued and scared and wary of everything!

In the coming year

I hope to sell lots more books

To help more rescues

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: To Boldly Go…

If you’d like to help me help others, please buy my book: Kuruk the Little Bear That Could: One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. The proceeds go to help animal rescue and welfare!

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo!

My Heart and Soul…

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Me glowing with joy

It’s food for my soul

That warms me deep in my heart

The love of my friends

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Food for the Soul

 

mouses-award-frum-cat-on-me-headThank youwooowooooo all my bloggy furriends! You feed my soul with joy! Extra special thanks for my kitty girlfurriend Nylabluewooowoooo for giving me another award: The Mouses Award! I will have to consult with brofur Apollo, the mousie catcher about whom I should pass it on too!

 

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My Beauwooowooootiful Nylabluewooowoooooo!

And more thank youwooowooooooos to my Nylabluewooowooooo for writing about my pawesome book: Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could: One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. Check out what Nylablue and her Ellyphant Eesha Chinmayi thought about my book here!

p.s. Please also send loving thoughts, prayers, and food for her soul to my Nylabluewooowoooo. She has pancreatitis and has to take lots of medicine and shots. But she has gained some weight and is eating her tuna-tuna! xoxoxoxo, Ku

Thanks Mama Bear!

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Wrote me a lovely review

Of my pawesome book!

 

 

 

Woooohooooowoooooo! Hey Efurryone, check out my latest book review over at Mama Bear Musings here. She’s not my MamaBear, but she’s another pawesome Mama Bear tooowooowooooo! Thank youwooowoooooo!

For those who haven’t heard, I wrote my book about my rescue from a puppy mill and healing journey to help raise money for animal rescue and welfare. Check out my Support Animal Rescue page for more information!

Be the Change…

BlogtheChange“You must be the change

You wish to see in the world”

Gandhi was so wise

 

Today is one of the Blog the Change For Animals days! Blog the Change asks:

  • What have you done to Be the Change for Animals?
  • Who do you know who acts tirelessly on the behalf of animals?
  • What favorite cause has a special need right now?

As many of you know, animal rescue is near and dear to my heart. I wrote my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing, to raise money for animal rescue organizations. You can  order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

photo-2I’d like to also announce that I’ve made my first donation to the Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League (WAMAL). They are the pawesome people who flew me from Alaska to Seattle, where my Mama found me! Wooooohoooooowooooooooo!

 

Also sisfur Zoe, the great Shri Swami Sattvapurrrrrranada, is also raising money for animal rescue with her book,  Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat. It’s also filled with eternal and divine wisdom! May we all Be the Change! Wooooowooooooooo!