Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer is here...

Hi everyone!
The weather here in Maine has been unusual. We had 2 weeks of rain...no sun at all and then "Wham!" over 80 degrees this week. The trees and plants are thriving now with plenty of water and the heat. Unfortunately, the Wolves are still carrying their Winter coats and makes them uncomfortable. Anoki started losing his coat earlier this month and still has some to lose. Lomasi and especially Tazlina are just starting. We were able to remove some of Lomasi's undercoat - she actually liked being combed, unlike Anoki who thought we had a new toy. It was decided that we should put their metal tubs back in the pens so they could cool off. This was a very Welcomed idea by Anoki...he was first to put his feet in and play. This makes the water dirty fast but at least they can be a little more comfortable. The pens have plenty of shade, which is great. Eventually, Anoki and Lomasi will have a larger house to keep cool in and away from the bugs, another thing the rain has brought :).
We had a very relaxing afternoon with the Wolves, even with the bugs, etc. We planted the remaining flowers from cleaning day and did daily chores. We even saw a happy snake looking for bugs! Go snake!! At least the snake knew not to go in the pens...
The time we spend with them is never long enough and I miss them so much during the week. The Wolves have a very special way of making you feel grounded and the ability to just be yourself. They accept you no matter what you are wearing or how you feel...never any judgement. All they want is your attention and love...and that is what we want to give them.
So let's hope that Lomasi and Tazlina can lose their winter coats soon so they can be more comfortable...It's looking like we are going to have a very warm Summer...
Enjoy!!

Wolf Fact: The Gray Wolf's coat can be any combination of gray, tan, red, white, or black fur. Coats will vary among packs and litter.