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.