Thirty five years ago, William ‘Bill’ Helman fell in love with Siberian Huskies. It wasn’t just one aspect of the dog that drew him in, but every part of them. It was their temperament, their personality, their beauty, and their grace. It was the shared thrill of adventure and the common love of the wilderness.
He was only twelve. But that first dog, who happened to belong to his sister’s in-laws, set in motion a series of events that would change Bill’s world. He devoured every bit of information on the breed that he could get his hands on…and then he began to discover his own facts by learning about the breed hands on.
In the last twenty years, Bill Helman has become one of the most accomplished and well-known advocates for the Siberian Husky. It is not just those involved in the expansive world of sled dogs that he is seeking out – no, he is seeking out any one who owns, or cares for, an animal. From the muscle laden Siberian Husky down, to the scantily furred Chinese Crested, to everything between – he wants to make their world a better place.
Bill Helman’s devotion to both his four legged family and the world around him has resulted in the creation of a multitude of websites. Many of these sites focus on the protection, health, and promotion of, not just dogs, but all animals. They advocate proper care and offer important lessons on being involved in the life of an animal.
As humans, it is our responsibility to make sure that we are not encroaching on the well being of our four legged companions. Bill Helman is determined to help spread this message as far as he can.
Much like the huskies that he loves so much, the draw of adventure always lingers in Bill Helman’s blood. It is the driving force behind his every thought. Is this safe for them? Will they enjoy it? Will it hinder their spirits or hurt their pride?
If the answer is negative in any way, shape or form, then Bill will find another way to get it done. There is no risk worth taking when it comes to the safety of his dogs and this book gives us a rare glimpse into a life where the relationship with animals is treated just as seriously as a relationship held between humans. It is the gateway into the world of the WooFPAK.
Below is the Movie that some of this book that The WOOF Pack And A Half was inspired by.