Friday, December 24, 2010

The Holiday season is here...

Hi everyone!
The season for celebrating and reminiscing is here. We finally have snow on the ground and the Winter solstice has arrived. I love this time year. Even though this past year was difficult, it was a year of growth and bonding. All of us at the sanctuary feel blessed to have known all the animals that have passed and we carry them in our hearts everyday. We're also so grateful to have each other to lean on during the tough times and laugh together while we work or have a meal together. The Wolves bring out the best in all of us.  

We were donated a truckload of wood chips yesterday and we had a great time. It was hard work but being in Lomasi and Anoki's pen was so relaxing. The Wolves have a way of letting you forget the world around you, it's something one has to experience to understand. It's so hard to describe. To me, it's because they accept you no matter how you look or feel. There is no judgement. Just unconditional love...

Wishing all of you a peaceful and joyous Holiday season!







Friday, December 10, 2010

Tough year...

Hi all!
This time of year is a very special time, but this year has been difficult and I guess that life doesn't always allow for a break. I am determined to enjoy the coming months but lately my heart has been so broken by the losses we have experienced at the sanctuary. A month to the day that we lost our sweet Timber, Spirit decided that it was her time to join her soulmate Denali.

The idea of a soulmate to some may seem silly, but to a Wolf it's part of their existence and how they maintain the strength of their kind. A soulmate is the other half of their being and what gives them strength. Wolves are amazing animals. They have a magical, secret side that only can be seen by those they let get close to them. The day that Timber left us, he and Spirit had a conversation that was touching and obviously had more meaning then we knew. We do believe that Spirit told Timber to wait for her and that she would be joining him and Denali soon. I believe that she knew one day her and Denali would be together again and she would make the best of her time with us.

Spirit was a lively, special Wolf that never let anything bother her. She was a pillar of strength, even at her age of 14. She loved having visitors in her pen. The chance to give kisses, get a neck rub were all important parts of her day. My favorite times were sitting on the straw in front of her house and watching her. She watched over the sanctuary and didn't miss anything. Especially when it was time for treats...she knew it was time before we did!

We knew that one day she would be with Denali again and now they can run free, without boundaries and have the warmth of the sun whereever they go...

Spirit and Denali...We Love You....
















This past year has brought a lot of sorrow but in all of this sadness we have to look at how we are so fortunate to have known these amazing animals and the gifts they have given us. I feel blessed that they accepted me into their pack. I hope someday to be able to howl with them again...



I want to Thank all of you that read my blog...I wanted this blog to introduce these wonderful animals and unfortunately life isn't always what you expect. But I feel that sharing even the difficult times is all part of the life that we share with Wolves. I plan for future postings to talk more about the Wolf and their very unique social structure and of course talk about our pack.



Take care everyone!!