Up in the mountains, there is a wolf and wildlife sanctuary that is home to about 15 wolves, along with coyotes and foxes. They have tours and ways to actually interact with the animals. A good friend of mine has been wanting to go for years. People have said they would go and take her, but no one followed through. I made reservations for us a couple of weeks ago, and today was the day. We started with the basic tour and learned the stories of each of the beautiful animals. We could see their different personalities as they came up for treats and some petting. There were several different breeds and colors and were all just beautiful. At the end, we did the “wolf howl”. Our guide started it off and we chimed in. Then, the wolves joined us. As we grew silent, we could hear the howling coming from all directions. It was pretty incredible. Then came our interactive tour. There were 4 of us and 2 guides who took us inside one of the enclosures. They instructed us on how to best relate to the wolves. They said that the particular wolves that we were going to be with loved to give kisses and to be sure to accept them. We sat down on the ground and they came right up to us. Then the kisses began. The wolf’s tongue was so big, it practically covered my face. It was awesome and somewhat intimidating at the same time. We were able to spend quite a bit of time petting, kissing, and giving treats to the large timber wolves. I was truly in awe of their size, yet gentleness. Luckily, the guides took pictures so we have evidence and reminders of the amazing experience. It was exhilarating and somewhat overwhelming for both my friend and me. It was an experience I will never forget.
I Found God today in an amazing experience with wild wolves.