Taking The Wolves Out For A Walk
Whuuuuuu????!!! YES!!!! You read correctly!!! We literally took wolves out for a walk!!!!!
It was MY DREAM DAY!!!!!! How is that you ask?! Well, ladies + gents, Jeff made friends with a couple of animal wranglers on a movie that he worked on last winter. They brought trained wolves that were being filmed for the scene. So, like a good husband he asked if we could visit the wolves when he came to Southern California, because he knows that I am obsessed with wolves.
I was so excited, I was getting so giddy as we neared the wildlife compound. We were given an in depth tour of the compound, which was really amaaaaazing. I got to pet this tiger. No joke. Well, through the cage of course. It was SO SOOOOOFT!!!!! This tiger was as sweet as a nuzzling cat!!!!
This is the does-not-share-well-with-others-grumpy lion’s twin brother – Masai. Masai, on the other hand was a little peach patootie pie! He loved his trainer, Chris + was licking Chris’s hand + demanding scratches behind his ear!
Yikes, keep those death talons away from me!!!
Binturong!!!! I love me some Binturongs!!! I was old friends with this one named Ninja. I had worked with him before when I was helping on, “We Bought a Zoo”. We go way back, Ninja + I. He totally remembered me! NOT! The binturong is one of only two carnivores with a prehensile tail! Fascinating!
There were many more animals at the wildlife compound, but I’m trying to get used to a new LSR camera, + the majority of my photos were an epic fail! 3 different bears, coyotes, chimpanzees, birds of prey – I could go on! Oooooh, but here were the precious, precious creatures that I was yearning for!!!!!!
Thunder + Harley were all hyped up, leaping like jumping beans all over the place + swinging their trainers around hither + tither on their leashes. I was freaking out! Completely overcome with nervous energy! Plus, I was skerred, y’all! Once let out of their play yard, I realized how freaking HUGE these wolves truly are! Thunder jumped on Jeff + put his paws on Jeff’s shoulders. Jeff is 6’4″, y’all!!! Yeah, I didn’t get a picture because I suck. Regret.
Here I am looking like a total nerd, dweebert with Thunder. You know when a 5 year old girl is obsessed with Cinderella + won’t stop talking about, watching videos of + wearing Cinderalla goods? Then, you take her to Disneyland to get a picture with her beloved Cinderella + she just freezes + is all stiff? That’s what happened to me.
We walked the wolves down into a wash. At one point, Bobbi, Jeff + I were lagging behind. When we caught up to the wolves, Thunder ran up to me. I put out my hand in a fist towards him + HE LICKED ME!!!!! I never wanted to wash my hand again! Thunder was just checking up on us to make sure we were ok! My heart MELTED!!!!! MELTEEEEEED!!!!!!
I was sad to leave! All the animals were so well taken care of, + they all looooved their trainers – which made me extremely happy to see! Bobbi + Chris told us we were welcome back anytime! Oh, you bet I will take them up on that offer! It was so gracious of them to take time out of their workday to show us around. I’ll remember the feel of my wolf kiss forever!!!!!!!!!!