A Visit From the Wild
Mother Nature gave me a gift this morning. As I stood at my sink doing dishes watching whatever appears out the window, a Grey Wolf step out onto the road and proceeded to saunter along the edge. I had a lovely long look before it walked back into the bush. My dog Ben, thought he would let him know this is his territory so he ran down to were he had disappeared and folowed into the bush. A few second later Ben came running back. I guess the wolf let Ben know he was meaner.
Later, the wolf came out on the road a second time. For me the wolf is the symbol of all that is wild and free. They are wonderful shy creatures and to see them as I did was a gift. I have seem them silently observing when i was working in the bush but never so close to home. There must be a small pack near by for June saw a wolf one day and my neighbour said he saw a pair..
To night i will howl and see if they will reply.
The Eastern Grey Wolf
Wolves have been much feared and hated. This is dreadfully unfair. They are not a threat to people and they are a necessary top predator in the ecological balance. Studies have show they are not even a major factor in perdition among domesticated livestock. Wolf Song of Alaska: Crying Wolf over Predator Attacks
Canada still has significant numbers of wolves while efforts are underway in the United States to restore them to parts of their former range after years of being hunted/poisoned/trapped to extinction.Wolf Song of Alaska: The Canadian Wolves
We all need to occasionally give thanks and enjoy the wildlife that blesses us with their presence.