Namaste' fellow earth aliens! Hope this finds you alive and living :0) I am including a few pictures here taken this early winter of Tibet Night Song my littlest wolf angel, she was having a really bad day with her disease and illness so decided to add her spirit here. She has been a real survivor in her life. And I know lobos spirit flows within her own as all is connected. Tibet is a little wolf that has helped to change my life in various ways, and her soul in my life has brought with it may lessons good, and not so good. One day her tale will also be told.
I look at some of the people I currently know today, whom I know are avid outdoorspeople and naturalists (they love taking photographs of wildlife and live literally amongst nature in the woods like I do) yet they too look at wolves as something almost alien to the planet, a foreign creature not necessary/ needed in the greater scheme of things. BUT perhaps they have never had that AHA moment experience with another sentient being such as the wolf , maybe they have not allowed that *wall* to go down just enough, that they can be graced by such a powerful wild wisdom and connection with ALL things great and small.
Being an avid naturalist and artist myself I have had such a romance with nature and *all* it's residents from the moment I entered this world, it has brought me through some of the darkest, and brightest periods in my life. But I must also keep in mind that some simply will be led down other paths and ways to their lessons from my own kindrid relationship forged, some of those ways differing either subtly or drastically from the next persons.
It was interesting to see the book come alive in a way, (although books grant you vivid images in a way no film ever can) and I am sure you will also enjoy this film, like I did. The scenery of New Mexico is spectacular, the wolves engaging and stoicly beautiful. You can certainly see how such wilderness, regardless of Ernest Setons temporary job, would have still swept his breath away.
I enjoyed that they had the wolf biologist Doug Smith on the film, because right before they talked to him in part 2, Seton thought the wolf was playing a trick on him by not taking the first of baits. I thought to myself "No, the wolves like coyotes over time were simply getting smarter." So I did have to laugh.
Near the end Mr Seton, has a magical experience, one that would alter the course of his life for it's duration. That powerful energy a wolf carries, that independance, that grace hits Ernest Seton directly and hard. All things happen for a reason, and Lobo became Setons reason. One can't not go deep down inside within their own souls, during this film, it shows how capable we all are to positive change if we simply allow the beauty of life to kiss us.
click on the following for the full episode of this nature film
The Wolf That Changed AmericaIntroduction
In 1893, a bounty hunter named Ernest Thompson Seton journeyed to the untamed canyons of New Mexico on a mission to kill a dangerous outlaw. Feared by ranchers throughout the region, the outlaw wasn’t a pistol-packing cowboy or train-robbing bandit. The outlaw was a wolf.
Lobo, as locals simply called him, was the legendary leader of a band of cattle-killing wolves that had been terrorizing cattle ranchers and their livestock. Known as the “King of the Currumpaw,” Lobo seemingly had a mythical ability to cheat death, eluding the traps that ranchers had set for him throughout the countryside.
It was up to Seton, a naturalist as well as a professional animal trapper, to exterminate this “super-wolf.” The ensuing battle of wits between wolf and man would spark a real-life wilderness drama, the outcome of which would leave a lasting effect on a new and growing movement in America: wilderness preservation.
The Wolf That Changed America premieres Sunday, November 23 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings).