Friday, January 16, 2015

Winston you will be deeply missed.

Winston you will be deeply missed, 

Almost 15 years my friend.  Second in command for many years, faithful brother and pack mentor to the end.  You stood your ground and when your brother Murphy joined the great hunt your cries of anguish could be heard long into the night and through many months after.  I can still hear you and a new pain has settled heavy in my heart. Come back, come back to me, to us.....so many gone.  Now you too have joined the great hunt.  Pain is for the living and on January 10, 2015, your pain ended.  Did you look back as your final breath escaped?  A fleeting glimpse as the great plains and flowing waters opened up before you.  Did you stand tall and stretch long?  I know you did, and I smile at the thought of you running and jumping.  Throw your head back and howl, then smile slyly as you always have.  Our beautiful Winston.  My friend.  Our friend.  Now you run with the packs on the great hunt.  Your brother leading the way. Nip his heals for me.  I will look for you after a while.  Until then the memories of you I hold will keep me sated. 

I love you.  We love you.  Winston you will be deeply missed. 


February 3, 2000 - January 10, 2015

11 comments:

Heather Barrett said...

Even though I have not been to see the wolves (yet), I am deeply saddened to hear about Winston's passing. I am and have always been a huge lover of Wolves and I have the highest respect for them. I think they are one of nature's most beautiful animals.

May Winston forever roam free with his Brethren.

Ron Margarets said...

So sorry for the loss of Winston. We stayed at the B&B and enjoyed walking around there and visiting with all the Wolves. It is sad to think there will be one less voice in that wonderful wolf chorus.

koke81768 said...

Sorry to hear this...I love all the Wolves at the Sanctuary!!

Deutsch said...

Rest in Peace Winston.

Sharon Sipple said...

So sorry to hear this. I loved Winston.

Sharon Sipple said...

So sorry to hear about Winston. I loved him!

Unknown said...

So sorry. Beautiful tribute letter.

Laurie Fleck Sulflow said...

I am saddened to hear of Winston's passing. I had adopted him in November for my daughter as a gift for her birthday. I was hoping when it warmed up we could see him (for the first time). This will not happen...we will have to adopt another...

Laurie Fleck Sulflow said...

I am saddened to hear of Winston's passing. I had just adopted him for my daughter's birthday in November. We were hoping to see him as the weather warmed up. She never got to see him.

Tamara Giacomozzi said...

He was my favorite wolf, Always enjoyed seeing him every time we came to stay at the B&B. He will be so missed.

Tamara Giacomozzi said...

He was the first wolf I wanted to visit every time we come and stay at the B&B. There was just something very special about Winston, he will be missed.