A Time for Thanksgiving
A Time for Thanksgiving
November 2014 is truly a time for thanksgiving for Wolf People. As we gaze out over our twenty five beautiful prime wolves of all ages, colors and subspecies and hear them join together in song to greet the day or visitors when they arrive for a tour, we are truly grateful for their wellbeing and the many supporters and people that love them.
We are blessed to have all of our pups at 6 months be robust and growing into fine young lads and one lady. These gentle loving Ambassadors of good will continue to amuse and bring smiles to the faces of children, young and old alike. Perhaps they bring back the romance of other times when wolves and wildlife held a safer place in our society as they ran free in the wilderness. Or maybe it’s just the joy of being so close to such magnificent creatures and learning about their gentler family oriented society or watching their antics when visitors arrive to see them. Sometimes we aren’t sure which species is more excited, the wolves or humans.
We lost several of our wolves in the last couple of years and we grieved each and every one of them as they were all loving and had such different personalities. Some just succumbed to old age and we know since we have wolves between the ages of 14 to 16, they will also eventually return to their sky pack but for now they are happy and content to let us enjoy them. We had some misfortune with a couple of our favorites during this period but since Wolf Handler Bill Ross took over care for our pack, they thrive.
Our little Romeo and Journey are no longer little and we thank many people including the beautiful pack of children at Pioneer School in Spokane and their teacher, Chris Bachman, for raising money to help defray their medical costs. We also thank our wolves’ other human friends for their contributions, the Medical Personnel that are always there for them, their Animal Health Advisor and the companies that contribute the beautiful meats we are able to feed them. Journey’s eyes continue to require eye drops and he is most cooperative. Romeo will stay on a special diet for a few more months but when he returned to his Orthopedic Specialist to determine
if he needed any surgical intervention, his doctor declared Romeo healed, leaving him out of a job. We saw his growth plates and rejoiced at the news and with all of the extra attention, he does live up to his name of “Romeo.”
We also want to thank the dedicated people that offer extra help at the facility and dedicated others behind the scenes who help us such as Lil’ Wolf Girl Brianna, who has a gift of photography and a gift of a loving heart for our wolves, especially Romeo.
We have had such great responses in the healing of Romeo and Journey, we will eventually offer a section of animal health advice either on our website or in our upcoming newsletter. Our wolves have all been bred in captivity, most right at the facility, so they occasionally will show some of the same problems found in domestic dogs. We do keep on top of it and if necessary seek out any help we believe they might need. We want to pass on our experiences and hope you will enjoy what we have in store for you and find it useful.
Please come see us at Wolf People and visit our 25 beauties on our tours. We know there has been some negative press in social media generated by a couple of disgruntled terminated employees. An unfortunate situation but as a result of their own behavior they no longer enjoy the beauty we experience every day. The most wonderful reaction has been from supporters and friends of Wolf People who have responded with many calls and visits. And we have also made many new friends. Please visit and judge for yourself. There are 25 fur balls waiting to become your new friends.
May yours be a Thanksgiving to remember for all of the good things life has to offer and may your family be blessed!
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