Wyatt is another Malamute I have owned. He was a great dog, a real protector and friend. He was too big for the show ring, but the bond between us was truly impressive. No one could get close to me without his permission. His favorite thing was to carry the 15-pound dumbbell from my weight lifting set around the yard in his teeth, tossing his head up and down like a prancing horse.  He died May 31st, 2005, less than two hours before Bandit was born.