Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Snow and Rememberance...

Hi All!
Hope everyone affected by the October snow storm is doing well. It was a bit odd to have snow on the ground, at least 10”, and still have the leaves falling. The Wolves seemed to enjoy the snow.
Today is also a day of rememberance of a very special Wolf, Timber. It’s very hard to believe that it’s been a year since we said Goodbye. Timber still has a hold on all of our hearts and we miss him everyday. Tazlina and I howled for him this afternoon and she kept looking at the house as if she could see him. His presence is still very much at the sanctuary as is all of the other Wolves that have passed.
Remembering Timber is also a way for us to be grateful for Tazlina, Lomasi and Anoki. Our mission at the sanctuary continues, sometimes it’s difficult, but it is also very rewarding to be in the presence of animals that carry so much strength, courage and love.
They teach us so much and we do all we can to Thank them…everyday.














Thursday, October 13, 2011

Seasons...

Hi!!
The months are passing so quickly...the days are getting shorter and the colors of the leaves are amazing. This time of year is always my favorite. The world around us is changing to prepare for at least 5 months of snow and cold. The Wolves have begun their transition and it shows. 
Wolves prepare for the long Winter months by eating more fat thus gaining more body weight and growing a very thick Winter coat. Even the fur around their paws grows longer to protect their pads. It's an amazing transformation.
Wolves also begin to think about producing pups, which they will only do if the food supply is abundant. Wolves will not have pups if they find herds or other food sources scarce. Another way that the Wolf cares for it's pack and family.
We have a lot to do at the sanctuary to prepare for the coming Winter months...let's hope we have a mild Winter!
Take care!!

Wolf Fact: Wolf litter sizes can range from 1-9 pups. The average is 4-6.