& # 39; Game of Thrones & # 39; is much more than a popular TV show in Northern Ireland

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By Kiko Itasaka

BALLYHORNAN, Northern Ireland – Will Mulhall was an 18-year-old rescuer on the coast of County Down, Northern Ireland, when he took his savings and bought two Northern Inuit puppies. He wanted big dogs, he said, and was attracted by the appearance of the wolf of the breed.

A few weeks later, Mulhall received a call from HBO that was going to change his life – and that of his dogs.

Odin and Thor are now better known to "Game of Thrones" fans, such as Gray Wind and Summer, the terrible wolves of lead characters Robb and Bran Stark.

Their roles in the show turned pet dogs into superstars.

They now have their own Instagram account, have been visited by over 400,000 tourists and are insured for over a million dollars each.

For locals like Mulhall, the show is more than just an epic tale of battles, zombies on ice and dragons.

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