Wolf Maidens Greeting

I am a young woman, whom lives, treks, dances and sings with pure wolves. Due to where I live not only do I have the opportunity to have viewed, studied, and experienced living, surrounded by wild born wolves, right on my own land even! But I have also forged a friendship with some captive born pure wolves at my licensed wolf outreach and eco education center in Northern Canada. They have been but one teacher in my life, and I have humbly grown over time with them. It consists of various journeys with various wildlife, and pure wolves as they be, and all their glory. Nothing is ever as great as viewing the wild in the wild, such moments never fail to bring me to my knees in awe, wonder and humble honor. To meet another sentient being on their own hallowed grounds where they belong, brings tears to my eyes. I have an undying love affair and romance with the greatest show on earth...LIFE! and wish to say Namaste' to all fellow earth aliens :0) I hope you feel most welcome here and come back to visit from time to time, perhaps leave your own thoughts and mark to remember you by. It seems that so many are in a hurry these days, and don't just sit back enough and simply BE, I provide a lot of music choices here (Just scroll through them if yee like ) I hope you enjoy your stay no matter how long. I LOVE to meet people and hear their own story. I do feel with my every being, that every morning the sun rises to refresh our souls, and every sunset is honored as a gift, for we are not granted a tomorrow. I have the now to share, and hope you catch the same wild disease. Remember in the words of Dr. Seuss Be who you are, say what you feel, because those who mind dont matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Be Most Welcome Here

Be Most Welcome Here
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Wild Connection

Namaste' to all fellow earth aliens! leaving off from the last post I wanted to post here a few pics taken during easter long of Mandy and the wolves. Enjoy

Arctic wolf puppy Eco Soul Journey kisses Mandy, Eco will be a year old may 1st. This is the first time Eco had met Mandy as she had not been out for a year prior to this 4 day stay. Mandy with Eco and Legend
If wolves can look GOOFY, this takes the cake, Legend was trying to scent roll on HER HAND! and as you can see in ecstacy. One thing wolves LOVE to do is (play/test/challenge) Some wolf experts (Klinghammer, Wolf Park) believe that wolves do not play, that what "looks like" play is really testing, that is preparing them for adulthood, and all the hardships that will entail. I tend to concur, I have not witnessed wolves PLAY the way dogs do. There is a lot more seriousness to what they do, and there's typically always a REASON as to WHY they are doing it too. Oh the stories I can tell as to what leads me to concur with that belief.

Eco is consistently testing/putting up challenges towards Legend, and this pic below is one of them. She TRIES to set me up to take the bait too, but I know what the sneaky devil is doing, and don't fall for it. She will seem like she is actually playing fetch with you but when she brings it back she wants you to try and take it from her, (I'll trade her for it only) or she will drop it, and almost dare you to go and get it. She can move FAST so if I know there is no way I can get to that stick, to throw it for her before she does. I don't bother, it's a set up to lose her test, as she will immediately run for it before I can get it. Only if she is far enough away, and she THINKS I have no interest in that stick, (that's the key) can I then grab it up and continue our game.
Tests continuously occur between wolves, and just because your a human, and they know your not one of them, does not mean they won't test you as well. It is important to stay a step ahead of wolves in captive environments, as any little tests not perceived as such when the pups are young, (considered merely PLAY to caretakers, when it may not be) could eventually turn into more serious challenges, when that pup grows up. It is good to meet everything they do including the tests, with careful and respectful consideration, head on.
Throwing in a picture of the owner of a photography studio that came out here in March with his daughter
Legend getting dozy above Mandy tired him out!

Sweet dreams legend, you can barely see his tongue but he fell asleep while licking the ice and it is still sticking out


Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Great photos and emotion. I remember well the "games" that these wolves play to test our serioiusnes.. lol thanks for sharing a little of you world..A/HO Stacey

Scott said...

I'll bet Eco is taking some lessons from Legend on everything. I love how you are tuned in to what the wolves are really doing. It is not play, but a test, and part of their instincts (or mindset?).

Sky: wonderful, wonderful post - I am living vicariously through you and Eco and Legend. Keep the updates coming!

For me, I'm off to the desert southwest for 12 days of photography. I promise I'll share many experiences once I get back.

The Fearless Blog said...

Magnificient stories to tell...
I am in love with these beautiful and majestic creatures thanks to your writing and your photographs. My students too have fallen in love with the white wolf; many of them had never even seen one in photographs.

Thanks for all that you do my friend.

Bob Johnson said...

I can see his tongue,lol. wow very interesting story about the testing, magnificent pics of the wolves.

Walt said...

I saw this today, Defenders of Wildlife.
I don't really know who needs my help the most.

Sandpiper said...

What a beautiful post, Sky. They really are such gorgeous creatures. All wonderful pictures, but those last two should be framed. Stunning poses.


I am fascinated and completely in awe of these beautiful creatures. Thank you for showing us these pictures and for showing the beauty and kindness of the wolves. I think they are very misunderstood.

Mike "Hawk" Huston said...

Hua Kola Sky, great story and pics on this post.The beauty of nature always gets me, every picture you post of the majestic wolf inspires me...your soul is truly one with the natural world and I commend you for your work with the wild ones... Hawk a/ho

Mike "Hawk" Huston said...

Hua Kola Sky, great story and pics on this post.The beauty of nature always gets me, every picture you post of the majestic wolf inspires me...your soul is truly one with the natural world and I commend you for your work with the wild ones... Hawk a/ho