- Kävik the Wolf Dog
"Kävik the Wolf Dog" is a book written in 1968 by
malamutesled dog, gets sold from Charlie One-eye to Mr. Hunter for $2,000 after winning the North American Sled-dog race and is loaded on a plane in an iron-barred cage flown by Smiley Johnson. Right in the middle of the trip something goes wrong and the plane crashes into the ground, killing Smiley Johnson before he even has time to undo his seatbelt. Kävik's cage makes a gaping hole in the side of the plane as it carshes in the eye of a storm. After being trapped in a cage for three days while starving, freezing, and getting multiple wounds from neighboring animals he is found by young Andy Evans, a teenage boy who discovers Kävik, Smiley Johnson, and the plane wreck along his trapline, and then uses a piece of the plane's wing to open the cage and use as a sled to carry the dog until they reach a cave, where Andy and Kävik spend the night. The next morning, Andy is shaken awake by his father, Kurt Evans, and they take Kävik back to their house. Laura Evans, Andy's mother, suggests that they take him over to Dr. Walker. When Dr. Walker arrives he is led to believe by Andy that Laura was sick, but he learns that Kävik was injured instead and refuses to operate on him because he is a people doctor not a vetrinarian. But with Laura's tricky ways, he is persuaded to help Kavik to the best of his abilities. Over the period of a few weeks, he almost fully recovers and heals. Andy notices he is as good as new when he climbs up the stairs and is able to open his door. One day, while Andy is at his job downtown, Kävik escapes to town and because of his loss of bravery, gets chased by a dog named Blackie and his pack of dogs. It turns out he has lost his fighting courage due to the horrible plane wreck. A few weeks later, Andy comes home and notices that Kävik is nowhere to be found. His dad tells Andy that Mr. Hunter came by earlier that day and took Kävik back with him to his home in Seattle, despite the honest truth of Andy's father that Kävik is a complete coward and that he had lost his wolflike courage. When Mr. Hunter goes to show Kävik off, Kavik escapes out of a window and sets out over 2,000 miles to return to Andy, the only one who had ever loved him.
made-for-TV moviebased on the book aired under the "Sunday Big Event" umbrella on NBCin 1979.
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