Malachi And Shiloh My Giant Alaskan Malamutes

Well, it was my full intention since I was around hub number 50 to devote my 100th hub to my pets but my 100th hub came and went and I still haven't introduced Hubpages to the loves in my life. I'm starting with more recent pictures and working backwards so...in case you're wondering why they shrink in size instead of grow.

Malachi is my giant Alaskan Malamute, and I have had him since puppyhood. Shiloh I rescued when she was one year old, which was a year ago. It has taken her up until about two months ago to ever speak or learn to play with toys. She had a very rough puppyhood and was terrified of everything and it took a long time for her to open up to me, have fun and even play with a toy. Of course, her and Malachi fell in love the minute they met which I have a picture of and they are so much in love it warms your heart. She is now a happy dog who knows that it's OK to speak and play with her toys and that she will always have an endless supply of treats. They have a toy box full of toys and they both know that they have to put their toys back as well as take them out. :)

Malachi adored her from the beginning that to this day he still lets her pick her treat or chewy first and then he takes the left over one...even though they are the same..she gets first choice. Malachi weighs 143lbs and Shiloh weighs 84lbs yet he lets her beat him up all the time. Enjoy the peak into my little world and if you look hard you may catch a picture of Sinatra, my Persian cat in a picture or two as well!

They both eat tofu, vegetables and fruit everyday to supplement their diet of dead squirrels and birds. :) Malachi enjoys eating his prey immediately. Shiloh likes to carry them around like a stuffed animal and will often bring me a "gift" to the door. Please keep in mind that I am a vegan so as much as I appreciate the offer.....these gifts really do NOT make my day!

By the way, Malachi is VERY white..so you can tell which pictures he is dirty in and when he's not...lol. Unfortunately my yard turns into a swamp land when the snow melts and he loves to run through any mud he can find!! They both do...except Shiloh's hair is much shorter and easier to dry off.

They are both two years old. I'm trying to dig up a few puppy pictures of Malachi but unfortunately when my last computer crashed...so did the pictures of him. If I find some somewhere I will update this hub. Enjoy my children!

Shiloh is howling!
Shiloh is howling!
My beautiful boy! He is SO dirty here!
My beautiful boy! He is SO dirty here!
Malachi is stalking a squirrel.  Unfortunately both of them have a favorite pass time of killing anything that comes in the yard.
Malachi is stalking a squirrel. Unfortunately both of them have a favorite pass time of killing anything that comes in the yard.
You can almost see his heart shaped hairline in this picture which is why I picked him.
You can almost see his heart shaped hairline in this picture which is why I picked him.
Sinatra loves Malachi when he's sleeping!  Malachi often walks around with Sinatra in his mouth but doesn't dare hurt him...although...he doesn't feel the same way about neighborhood cats.
Sinatra loves Malachi when he's sleeping! Malachi often walks around with Sinatra in his mouth but doesn't dare hurt him...although...he doesn't feel the same way about neighborhood cats.
My three children all sleeping together.
My three children all sleeping together.
Sinatra LOVES Shiloh!
Sinatra LOVES Shiloh!
May as well let Sinatra have one picture by himself on here. :)
May as well let Sinatra have one picture by himself on here. :)
They're always yelling about something.
They're always yelling about something.
These pictures were at my mom's house....thankfully I don't have carpet!!!
These pictures were at my mom's house....thankfully I don't have carpet!!!
Malachi actually has a clean belly here!
Malachi actually has a clean belly here!

This Next Set Is A Year Ago Starting With The Day They Met

This was the day they met a almost a year ago at my old house.  They are so tiny here!!
This was the day they met a almost a year ago at my old house. They are so tiny here!!
This was the day I was  moving.  I guess he felt the need to re-dirty one more thing for me to clean!
This was the day I was moving. I guess he felt the need to re-dirty one more thing for me to clean!

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K Partin 6 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

wow, what a great story. And what beautiful dogs and pictures. When we first got married many years ago we had a Siberian Huskie, very similar I think. Great dogs. Thanks for sharing. K.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

Thanks for stopping by!!


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Oh what a delightful hub, my eyes filled with tears to know that any pet can have a bad puppy life. You are the best mom in the world. I feel the same way about my babies, and you should write about how to feed them the right way so they will live long. Fantastic and thumb up


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

Thanks for visiting! I actually have two links on here to my two other Malamute hubs for feeding, training and grooming. I really am the best mom..lol. These dogs are so spoiled!


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

I don't blame you for spoiling those beautiful creatures. They are certainly special.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

Thank you! I love them more than anything!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Wow, what a great photo hub. I love that they met, I love that they argue and yell, I love that they are beautiful and so happy, and I love love love that they happily share their home and you with the lovely kitty, Sinatra.

How interesting that Malachi is a gentleman and lets Shiloh pick her toys first. You know sometimes we call men 'dogs' and we mean it in a derogatory way. This shows the truth here. If dogs are allowed to be dogs they are perfect!

Great hub! Thank you!


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

Awe...thank you!! Yes Malachi is such a gentleman....besides for the fact that he is sleeping in my flowers that are coming up right now! lol


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Griffin will be upset if he sees the ones in the snow so I'm going to make sure he doesn't have access to the hub today.....too beautiful!! Malachi is a stately fellow and Shiloh reminds me a lot of Denaya - timid but so pretty....it is wonderful that you care so much about them and for them. Nothing like a kindred nut in love with the mals. You need to get a scooter though, girl!


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

lol....yeah, I know they are both really hoping for one more snowfall of the season but I just don't think they're gonna get it. I will leave the scooter and the roller blades for you! I am NOT that brave! lol


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

They are pretty. We had a husky once. She didn't like anyone getting near her food dish- I mean nobody! Keep-a-hubbing! Thanks you-herbivorehippi-you!


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

haha...yeah, these two are ok with me taking food right out of their mouth however my cat knows better to go anywhere near their food dish. lol


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

BEAUTIFUL dogs! I had a mal named Yukon.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

Thank you! I love then name Yukon! Malachi was named after Children of the Corn...lol Or of course if my mom asks then he was named after the book in the bible. Either way it means the messenger and he talks A LOT. Shiloh means "his gift" because she was a gift for him for his first birthday. :)


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

Very beautiful dogs.Thanks for sharing.


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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

You ed a really beautiful dog. No doubt, Malachi is a true lover!


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calicoaster 6 years ago

Aww..All your pets are so beautiful.. And you portrayed the whole story so interestingly. Simply loved it!!


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

Thank you all for stopping by! I love my animals! :)


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coorey 6 years ago from gizborne new zealand

sooo dog i i hav like a zoo honist


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mulberry1 6 years ago

Wow 143lbs is a BIG dog. They're both gorgeous. (kitty looks pretty big too) You look like you have a nice happy family.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

lol...yes.Malachi is a big boy!! He doesn't know he's big though and he has no idea that it hurts when he steps on your foot or wants to take up the whole bed! yes....kitty is pretty big but his long hair makes him look 10 times bigger than he really is!


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Nice, I really really love being the play toy and cook for my Rottweilers I'm back to 3 "spare" arrived from Frankfurt, Germany just this last Tuesday. The replacement for my old Rotty Dolly who passed of double the life expectancy of the breed. I call her spare until I see her character. Right now she's a democrat, spreads manure like crazy and wants her half of a cheese burger and my half too.

Thanks for sharing! I plan a hub on them and their predecessors as well as dumped dogs in the future.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

I love love love Rottweilers!! I have two a couple doors down from me that are just gorgeous! They're very stunning animals. I know what you mean about the democrat thing! lol Yesterday my mom was sitting on my porch steps eating on sandwich because she came to help me with yard work and as she was talking to me she didn't even notice Shiloh devour her whole sandwich that she was carelessly holding her hand. lol They are scavengers! Either take or make you feel guilty so you give! haha. I look forward to seeing your hub on your dogs!!!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Your love for animals is awesome. God Bless You.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

Thank you!! :)


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catcry 6 years ago

gorgeous dogs and wonderful to see people who still rescue dogs


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

Thank you! One day when I have my "own" house and I'm not paying rent I will adopt as many dogs as I can afford to feed. lol Can never have enough animals around!


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dkrainwater 6 years ago from Sheridan, Wyoming

Awesome dogs. Good, personal hub.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

Thanks! I love them so much!


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shibashake 6 years ago

Great story and pictures!

It is funny that Malachi lets Shiloh have first pick. My male Shiba is the same way - he lets my Siberian have first pick. Good that the guys know who is boss ;)


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI Author

lol..thanks for reading! Isn't it adorable the males can be such gentlemen? My female definitely is the ruler even though she's half the size.


marie 5 years ago

lol there lovely im gettin my alaskan malamute soon and calling her shiloh

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