Thursday, January 27, 2011

I WOLF you Valentine!

Tired of the same old Valentine’s gestures… OH, WHAT TO DO?!?!?!…Flowers? Been there...Candy? Did that too … Maybe jewelry? Ahhh not that again… Skip the “regular” gestures and this year go for a unique gift... “Sweetheart Full Moon Tour at the Wolf Sanctuary of PA.” Let Chipper, Tioga and Destiny be your guide as you join us on Saturday, February 19th for a romantic night starting at 7PM. Snuggle with your loved one by the roaring bon fire, bring marshmallows to toast, add chocolate and graham crackers for a decadent treat. Stroll hand in hand around the sanctuary as you meet our beautiful wolves. Who knows, maybe you’ll even be serenaded by their low howl at the full moon. Surprise your loved one by adopting a Wolf then walk around our sanctuary until you find the one that touches your heart. This unique gift is only $35! You will receive a certificate and picture of your adopted Wolf to display. Share the magic this Valentine’s weekend at the Sweetheart Full Moon Tour Saturday, February 19th.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

January's Full Moon Tour

This month's full moon tour was warmed courtesy of the roaring bonfire that took the chill out of the air and offered a hot source for roasting marshmellows. There was a debate on how to best roast a marshmellow- a slow turning roast or a quick burn? How do you roast your marshmellows? The only noises that could be heard were the howling of the wolves and the sweet simple melodies by J C Fetlock, who stayed late into the evening. It was an intimate gathering this month, which the wolves appreciated after a busy Saturday tour. Thank you to all who joined us around the fire, it was a delightful evening. January's full moon was appropriately named the 'Wolf Moon', and our tour was simply that - all about our lovely wolves. Please stay tuned to learn more about our February Full Moon Tour on Saturday 2/19.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sandy's thoughts

When my husband Steve and I started going to the Wolf Sanctuary, we didn’t know what to expect. From our very first visit we have fallen in love with this beautiful place.

I have loved wolves almost all of my life, so to see a real live wolf was such a treat for me.

People often talk about the howling of wolves and how they do not like it because it sounds “eerie”. I’ve never felt that way and to hear these wolves howl, it’s a beautiful symphony. Each time they “sing” it’s as if they have written a new song, they are never the same.

You will hear the “howl” as we all have heard it on tv. You will hear barks and yips, and then you will hear Merlin, the pure Eastern Timber Wolf who lives with his son Tioga, who is 4 years old and Tioga’s aunt Keesha. Merlin has a voice that has an absolutely beautiful range to it. He puts his head up a little bit and begins to howl, kinda high, then the howl comes down a bit and then back up, it is as if he is singing a beautiful piece of classical music. I stop and listen and watch Merlin, it is so gorgeous that I am almost moved to tears……….and then all of a sudden the howling stops and they go about their business of sniffing the ground or playing, I am left with a wanting of more howling, the singing is done………for now.