Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The True Meaning...

Hi everyone!
Hope all is well and you are all enjoying the Holiday season. I love this time of year - the decorations, the holiday specials (I've watched The Christmas Carol at least 5 times), the food and spending time with family. It's also a time that makes you reflect on the year and what the following 12 months will bring. 
This past year the sanctuary has been busy with fundraisers, tours and meeting some wonderful people. The Wolves, Tazlina, Lomasi and Anoki, have been through some minor changes due to flooding in the pens but are adjusting and back to their normal "Wolf" behavior. Their coats are so full now and it's a hint that we are in for a very cold Winter.
The Wolves teach us many things...One thing is the True Meaning of family...
When the Wolves had to be separated due to flooding it was obvious that they were upset that they couldn't see each other. Their moods changed and repairing the pen was on top of our priority list. Once the pen was complete and Lomasi and Anoki were moved back in - they all had smiles! The family/pack was back together...
When I saw them this past weekend...their moods were normal and preparing for Winter as Wolves do. It was proof that being apart was difficult for them. They need to interact and communicate all the time...Howling, running and playing, even watching each other catch mice.
I'm blessed to have a loving family that lives nearby and a Wolf family that I can spend time with...two-legged and four-legged. Watching and learning from the Wolves helps me to stay focused on the True Meaning all year long...

Have a Wonderful Holiday and a very Happy New Year!!


Wolf Facts: Each Wolf has their own unique howl, just like humans have unique voices. Wolves can recognize each other by their howls and communicate over long distances.