When Ben went to browse the North Melbourne Lost Dogs Home two years ago, he wasn’t expecting to walk out with a new companion.
But when he laid his eyes on husky-cross Esky, he couldn’t leave her behind.
“I went in just to have a look and walked out unexpectedly with her,” Ben said.
The two frequently walk around the streets of Parkville, but Esky’s favourite spot by far is Royal Park.
“It’s great that Royal Park is here, we could walk different routes for hours and Esky starts doing spins when we get to her favourite spots at the park,” Ben said.
“I find a lot more people will smile at me when I have Esky walking next to me.”
Although she can sometimes be anxious with other dogs, Ben said that Esky was a sweetheart with all humans.
“All she wants is affection, she knows when she’s about to receive a pat and her tail goes crazy,” Ben said •