Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Howling at the Moon



No, it's not the full moon yet but I'm howling anyway! You see, there's a reason for my short absence, and his picture is below....





Meet Loki, my new wolf-dog puppy! Yep, you read that right, I adopted myself a wolf-dog pup! Now, those of you who know me in "real life" aren't surprised because I have been fascinated (some would say obsessed) with wolves for years now, ever since I read Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes and felt an instant connection. Over the past few years I've volunteered at a wolf sanctuary and have given serious thought to adopting a wolf dog but didn't think I was ready yet. Well, two weeks ago this little guy's picture showed up in my mailbox with this description: 4 months old, loves the water, gets along well with cats and other animals. Is 90% housebrokenWhoa! We rarely have a pup come up for adoption and the fact that he does well with cats was a huge plus! After a quick consultation with the family we decided to go for it. So, the adoption process began. We were approved on Monday and made the hour and a half long drive last night to pick up our new baby!

I'm madly in love. Seriously. He is an absolute angel. A big, furry, messy angel but an angel nonetheless! We named him Loki after the mischievous Norse god..grin...from what I can see so far his name suits him perfectly! Here he is below with a couple more family members, Presley & Lucy.



So, if I'm absent in the next few days don't worry. I'm just busy exercising (walking Loki, mopping the floor after he & Lucy track in mud) and cooking (well, not exactly cooking as Loki eats raw meat in addition to his kibble) and getting to know our new bundle of joy!

Hugs & Wolf Kisses,

10 comments:

arielcircleofnine said...

how gorgeous!!! enjoy your beautiful loki baby!

jan said...

WOW! How exciting! He's absolutely beautiful :-)

Helena said...

Adorable!! I'm so jealous I could die!!

SilverNeurotic said...

He's amazing!

Catherine said...

handsome, handsome boy....he's lucky to be part of your family.

Rapunzel said...

Thank you so much, everyone! xoxoxo

Secretia said...

There is just enough wild wolf in him to make him mysterious and fascinating!

Secretia

Velva said...

Wow, a wolf pup! Is there anything special about how he is raised since he is part wolf? ( i noted the raw meat to be included in his kibble)...How fascinating.

Cheers to you and Loki.

GusF_Finkbeiner1209 said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!!

Olivia~ said...

oh my sweetness a wolf and what a cutie! stop by and say hi,
hugs,
Olivia