Memorial to Balto

A real and touching memorial to our dog, Balto who recently passed away.

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13 years ago, a litter of brown female Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky puppies were for sale. There was an only male who was white and orange that stood out like flower in the ground. Dad and I picked him. At the time, we didn’t know better as we knew nothing about Malamutes. Who knew what we were getting ourselves into…


We named him Balto, after the famous Siberian Husky hero who delivered serum to save a village in Alaska. He looked like a little blonde wolf pup. He grew up with our other pets Juno and Molly (they’re gone now)…


Balto was handsome, proud and very intelligent. He may have been stubborn and untamable, but he was a damn good guard dog, loved getting his ears scratched, great watch dog, he howled at the ice cream trucks which sounded awesome and he got along great with Yuki.


He had a strong…

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I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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8 Responses to Memorial to Balto

  1. Beautiful beautiful dog, as a fellow dog lover and owner, I know the deep pain you are feelng….be comforted by the wonderful memories of your beloved Balto

  2. I’m sorry for your loss, Zoraida. What an extremely handsome boy he was.

  3. Tela Formosa says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. What more can I say? We so love our little soul mates. I know this is a hard time for you.

    I got a tear reading your daughter’s obituary.

  4. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you Tela ! It’s been a difficult year all around, for you as well I’m sure. We all do our best and hope for better tomorrows 🙂

  5. BibbyKat TawsPaws says:

    My heart fe

    l condolences to you and family. I am not looking forward to the time when I lose my beautiful Taurie (now 12). My dogs are my childen and I love them so much. God bless al of you.

    • zoraidabros says:

      Thank you BibbyKat TawsPaws, Our pet companions are our family and often better. We can only love them, enjoy them, make them happy and enjoy our time with them. 🙂

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