WOLF CONNECTION ANCESTORS
(These are beloved pack members who have passed away)
Maya, an original pack member, was the quintessential alpha female: She was the wise teacher. Maya spent her first few years reared by her mother ensuring that she would learn the way of the wolf. As a result, one of her gifts was to nurture new pack members when they join Wolf Connection. Several of the younger males were kenneled with Maya who quickly instructed them in proper wolf etiquette. Maya also exhibited true alpha behavior: she simply WAS alpha. She didn’t have to prove it. Her presence was as serene and expansive as one might imagine the silence of the Arctic to be. During the summer of 2012, while visiting the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers in Lame Deer, Montana, her sacred spirit joined the festivities as she was heard to howl, often alone, during times of prayer and ritual. Her howl, and the rest of the pack that joined her is said to have inspired the return of the wild wolf to the Cheyenne people.
Chance and his brother Koda are high content wolf dogs that joined Wolf Connection after having been rescued from a roadside attraction in Alaska. The State of Alaska condemned the attraction and criminally charged the owner and ordered the twenty-six wolves to be euthanized. Chance suffers with anxiety after enduring years of life literally tied to a post with a chain around his neck so that people could pay money to drive by and throw treats. During winter the chain froze into his fur and eventually grew into the skin of his neck rendering him sentenced to walking in one direction so as not to rip the chain through his skin…..Despite Chance’s fear at the sight of man-made objects and the physical neglect and abuse he endured, he has learned to walk on leash. He is full of love and he shares it. In fact, the very strong-bodied Chance is affectionately known as the Linebacker of Love! He tackles staff with playful kisses and bosses around his younger sibling, Koda, as big brothers do.
Logan was the Grandfather of the pack. Living a full life up to age of 18, Logan was original pack member who was well-balanced and loved by all. After the passing of his kennel mate Lucas in 2013, who demanded all the attention…Logan was able to come into the spotlight! He freely gave love and snuggles, but when it was time for a meal, he was very outspoken as if seniority warrants being fed first! When Logan went to visit children at a school, and even though it was a challenge for him, he would carefully walk across a tile floor just to greet them. In his later years, Logan was no longer able to go on hikes as far as his pack mates, but he would love to go for short romps to the creek to get his paws wet. Thank you for all of the lessons you have taught us and the love you so freely gave, Ancestor Logan…
Sissy joined Wolf Connection along with Shadow following the passing of her owner. When she arrived, she was obese and could barely walk. After starting a diet catered to her needs, she released about 90 pounds and is now a vibrant elder over the age of 14 years. She has quite a loving and feisty spirit that keeps her going strong.