Harvey came into my life because I used to always scroll through adoption pages looking at dogs. I wasn’t necessarily looking to get one, but it was always a pastime of mine and I knew I wanted one eventually.

I found a litter of Aussie Shepherd/Husky crosses, which has always been one of my favourite mixes, and came across Harvey. I knew I had to have him in my life. He looked so precious and had the most beautiful markings, even as a pup — A love at first sight kinda moment. It was such a bad time for me to get a dog since I was working full time, coaching, and doing my masters program but I had to make it work because I knew I needed him in my life.

Harvey is the reincarnation of a human, I’m sure of it. His favourite spot is leaning on the couch with his elbow up, and I often lean next to him and wonder what he’s thinking about. He won’t sleep anywhere but beside me on the bed, and he stretches out with his head on the pillow. He gets super grumpy if my boyfriend steals that spot. He also loves to talk, like most huskies do, but he’ll really try to have a conversation with me; He’ll wait till I’m finished talking to growl back his response.

He’s so full of love he doesn’t know what to do with it. It usually comes out in face licking and insane energy when you walk into a room, or in incessant cuddles after he’s relaxed. I miss him as soon as I leave the house, and I don’t know if I could live without his giant grin and slobbery kisses when I get back home.