~ Liz and Huripari ~
Last year during the New Zealand nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, Liz met her fur baby, Huripari. In the small amount of time since then, they have formed such a strong and special bond.
While in lockdown, Liz wanted to welcome a new furry friend into her home. After seeing some videos and hearing of a German Shepherd x Husky pup, there was no doubt in her mind that this was the dog for her.
When Liz went to pick up the ten-week-old puppy, she was surprised at how big he was for his age! Just over two months old, he was already 8kg. It was love at first sight, however, and Liz was not about to leave without him. She named him Huripari, Te Reo for ‘hurricane’.
In the short amount of time that Huripari has been part of Liz’s life, he’s had a huge impact. He has offered Liz happiness, unconditional love, and is an amazing companion. Not only this but he challenges Liz and helps her to grow.
Liz has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), having Huripari helps her to cope better. From being encouraged to go outside more, caring for someone else, to training. All this helps to lessen her anxiety and motivates her to work towards recovery.
No matter what might happen, Huripari can brighten any day. If Liz is struggling, she knows that he will be right there to support and comfort her. He can bring a smile to her face even when times are tough. He keeps her grounded and in the present.
As well as all this, he has allowed Liz to meet many new people and dogs in NZ and on Instagram. Huripari is fairly well known within their community, so when out and about, people are always happy to stop and talk.
One of Liz and Huripari’s favourite things to do together is going on adventures. They both enjoy going for walks and love being around water, whether that be lakes, streams or the ocean. This time they spend together is special for the both of them and gives them time to simply be in each other’s company.
Both Liz and Huripari share a very special bond. The love and care they have for each other is evident in simply how they look at each other. Their relationship will only continue to flourish.