Sled dog runs away and is nowhere to be found!
After the tragic death of John Thornton, we have decided to ask Buck a few question about the journey from his point of view
the thought of being struck by a cold, hard club made Buck shudder.
Buck: "I have learned how to deal with it and as soon as I got used to it, I have learned how to deflect the strikes even if I am in extreme pain and agony."
The interviewer looks puzzled, but jots down every detail as Buck babbles on about the torment of being with his old owners
Interviewer: "How did you become the leader of your pack? How hard was it to work towards being the boss?"
Buck finally sat up straight, he pressed his paw against the floor and his claws dug into it, he seemed aggravated but he shook his head and began to speak
Buck: "Well, being leader means being tough and looking after your team, that's not what Spitz did, no, he was the old leader and a bully, he was never a good leader and never will be, he would only torture the other dogs in our team, so I killed him and they made me leader because I was the toughest dog on the team."
Interviewer: "So when did you finally release your inner alpha dog and become tough?"
Buck looks down for a second, his face has regret written all over it, but he shakes it off
Buck: "Well, I didn't feel right punishing the dogs, no, I do not like killing at all, but once i sank my teeth into my enemy (Spitz) neck, I knew from that day that I wasn't a delicate house dog, I was powerful , I was a leader, and I was gonna make my team better even if it goes down to beating them."
Buck felt proud, he had conquered one of the strongest dogs, he loved being the leader and wanted to ramble about it more but the interviewer cut him off with another inquisitive question
Interviewer: "Who has helped you realize things about being tough?"
Buck: "Well, my owners have only taught me how to be more rough, but tough, that's a different story, John Thornton taught me how to be tough but in a good way. He would not punish me for no reason, and I have always felt stronger when I was beside him, too bad that he is dead now... I really miss him"
Buck all of a sudden became silent and he stares at the interviewer, looking miserable and inconsolable,
Interviewer: "What have you learned from this entire journey that you have taken?"
Buck looks up and thinks for a moment. he thinks about being kidnapped and abused, he thinks of his friends being killed, he thinks of the love that John Thornton gave him
Buck: "I have learned that being strong when life gets hard can earn you great things, like a great owner, and being there for others is always a good thing, especially for the people you care about."