“I had always wanted a dog growing up, but my mom didn’t like dogs, because when she was very young a street dog chased and bit her.
This was in Nigeria, where I am from.
When I met my fiancé, who loves animals (dogs and lions in particular), she had a wolf-dog called Balto, who was very old when we started dating.
He was 15 and lived to be 19.
When he passed, my fiancé was distraught.”