Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Yule by the Fire

Full Moon tour was a hit! We had many visitors come out although it was a cool evening! The weather worked with us, it was a beautiful clear sky and although it was cold there was no wind. Many visitors brought cocoa or coffee to drink by the bon fire. We had chairs set out and through most of the night they were full. The carolers did a great job mixing holiday music with contemporary music as many visitors sang along. After the Carolers were done, we even had a visitor that brought her guitar and sang! The wolves were active enjoying the light of the moon and the cooler weather… If you have been a past visitor, now’s the time to stop back out and see your favorite Wolf as they are growing their winter coats. As they get full, they look a bit different! Can you spot the differences? Some have more red, and others a bit grayer… but all of them are getting very fluffy! So a great big thank you to everyone that came out to enjoy the full moon tour, remember the next one is coming up on January 15, hope to see you then!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Yule with the Wolves! 2010

Falalalala lala la laaaaaa....Picture this... Joyous songs of the holidays, a roaring bonfire to toast your toes or marshmellows and the deep howl of wolves calling out to the full moon.... Sound like your kind of fun? Well then you won't want to miss our "Caroling by the fire" event, Saturday, December 18th at 7:30-10 PM!!! What could be more festive then listening to Christmas Carols in the cool of the night by a roaring bonfire? Come out, get in that holiday spirit while showing your support of our wolves. There will be cookies and cakes, hot chocolate and coffee for all to enjoy. Bring marshmellows and toast them over the fire. Join in with our Carolers as they fill the night with their voices. I bet it wont be long until the wolves will sing with them, a cheerful tone indeed. Dress warmly, bring friends, lawn chairs and festive attitude to this night you wont want to miss. Please remember children 16 and older please.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November 27th

What a great turn out today for the Wolf tour! Every time we thought there couldn’t possibly be another car, sure enough there was! A lot of new visitors seem to find us every week, many from right near by Cornwall, Lititz and Lancaster and then from further away New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland…. Seems wolf fans are finding us from all over! We have visitors stopping by to do their holiday shopping: T-shirts, tote bags and wolf prints are among their favorites, well, along with the wolf adoption. That’s always a highlight! You go on the tour, choose your favorite wolf, then adopt them and receive a picture, information about your wolf and a certificate. Many visitors are giving the adoptions as a Christmas present…. I love to watch the children when they come back from the tour and they are so excited to share their knowledge about their favorite wolf. Thor and Chipper were favorites this weekend. Which one is your favorite?

November 20th

It was a great night to to come out for the full moon tour to see the Wolves. What a beautiful night it was… The weather was perfect and the crowd was plentiful. Many of the visitors brought lawn chairs and coffee to sit by the bon fire and share their favorite wolf stories. There was music playing softly and even the wolves were happy to sing along as they howled into the night. My favorite part of the night was walking out to see the big wolf pack as the moon was HUGE and lit up the sky. The full moon tours are a beautiful opportunity that you won’t want to miss. It’s a good thing the full moon comes around every month! Check out the next one on December 18th!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wolf Awarness Day 10/10/10

We had a wonderful turn out for our Wolf Awareness Day. Over 400 people! I can't thank everyone who participated and everyone that came to be a part of this special day. We must all remmeber that education is key to the future. Our children must know and learn! We at the sanctuary want to share. Come take a tour. Share with us what you know and we will do the same.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Music and Art with the wolves

It was a lovely day. We had music and art. We had wonderful people come to enjoy the day and really good food. The chicken man was here and people stood in line for his phanominal chicken. On little boy even said, "I don't like chiken, but this stuff is GREAT." Vegan and vegitarian cuisine was served. A fabulous treat! Thank you all for helping to care for the Wolves of Speedwell. We look forward to a bigger next year. We are building an email list, please let me know if you wish to be on it.

Willow, gone but not forgotten June 2010

To our Willow, we shall miss you.. I have searched for just the right farewell, and this is what I have found. Until we meet again....

In the midst of an enchanted, crystal forest lies my soul, beneath a weeping willow tree. On the shadowed side of this mystical haven, heart beats as thunder warns of a raging storm! Yesterday went well in deeds, but silence fell upon me... words could not express these lonesome thoughts. I closed my eyes to shut the doors of reality. Must you always need to understand me; shan't I keep a bit of mystery for my sake? These eyes plead, as I look up to you for such moments of peace and tranquility. Tears have fallen to the earth-- drops that glisten on blades of grass, even in the dark of night; stars shine brighter in my sight! Today, I remember sharing my life with you; Vows of love and friendship, forever spoken; and now, I lie alone beneath a weeping willow tree. Tommorrow, I shall walk alongside a never-ending creek.

c.2003 by Monika Arnett

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Count Down!!!

Count down to Music Art and Wolves! Fun for everyone Saturday June 12, 2010 10am to 5pm, Wolf Sanctuary of PA 465 Speedwell Forge Rd., Lititz PA 17543

Our musical line up is ...

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Scott Galbraith
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - J.C. Fetlock
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Eric Keeper
4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
Boy's from Innisfree

Monday, May 31, 2010

Polaris plea

I have run the numbers and it looks as though we have collected $9,339.00. Not too shabby! We spent $12,144.46. We are still collecting!

With summer here and the heat upon us, we have not only ordered the new Polaris, it has ARRIVED! Yes we still need your help. We can't thank you all enough for this gift of love and out pouring of donations to help our Wolf nation.

With this 4x4 we can carry more water and food at one time. It's a quieter machine so we can move about in the wolves' territories with less disruption.

The Wolves thank you! The Staff thanks you! We have asked for your help and you have cared and shared and I don't know what else to say. Thank you. Thank you.

You are the oxygen without you we would cease to be.


Friday, April 30, 2010

From Whisper Q

We loved our tour & fell in love with the wolves! I got some wonderful photos and have been telling everyone about our visit. We will be coming back. Thank Chuck for giving us a great tour!

Whisper Q
April 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring a renewal

It is spring. A time of renewal and regeneration. Our team of volunteers is changing as the seasons come and go. Our landscape is also changing. Finally we will build our new enclosures. The new enclosure was to start this past Wednesday, but the fence material was not delivered until Friday, March 19, 2010. Sigh, so we wait another week. What is one week in the five years we have been talking about it and the three years we have been saving for it.

I can't thank all of you wonderful supporters of the Wolf Sanctuary and our wolf brothers and sisters at large. Without you and the generous donations you make each day, week, month....without you we could not continue. Thank you. Thank you all!

Please come when you can to see the changes to our visitors center and enclosures. We are adding space for our extended family, and making room for more homeless wolves.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Proud, strong and full of grace. Niksa, mother to Tioga mate to Merlyn and sister to Kesha. I can't even form words for this loss. Unexpected? Yes. I can say that this was totally unexpected. On Friday March 5th, 2010, we took Niksa in for a check up, she had some spots on her legs, nothing that should cause her to be gone from our family. We came back, but she was not waking up as she should have been. Her sister took this opportunity to try and take over. No this was not good. We pulled her and placed her in a holding pen to wake up fully. We waited, she seemed to come out of it slower then most. Saturday morning we released her back into her pack. She reestablished her position but did not seem quite herself. We kept a weary eye on her, but did not expect to find her as we did. March 8th, she lay there but not asleep. Gone from us, she has joined her brethren free of fences. We bid her farewell, and shed tears of pain in her wake. Take care my sister, until we meet again.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fencing en garde!

No not the kind with parry and thrust. Eight foot with wood posts fencing! We have been collecting funds for the last few years and we now have enought to move forward. We will break ground soon! I'm talking weeks not months. Darin and I were over at the fence company to be named shortly. Stay tuned.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Murphy was the second male member of the trinity born to Kojak & Thunder. He was playful, aggressive and extremely competitive with his brother Winston and sister Charlie when they were pups. It was predicted that Murphy would become the Alpha male within his own pack, and that is indeed the case. Murphy stood tall and commanded a unique respect from the main pack. His personality was one of affection and expression.

Kojak educated Murphy with affection and strict discipline in helping to achieve the ultimate goal and the future heritage of the wolf, as well as the true meaning of learning to be motivated, stable and free.

On Thursday February 4, 2010, our largest pack lost their their leader. He would have been 11 this year.

Murphy, we shall miss you...