Lois Tulleners, the director and owner of White Wolf Sanctuary had extended an invitation for Seth and I to stay and visit for a few days in her extra mobile home on the property with all the comforts of home.
When we got there, Lois
was in the middle of conducting a tour.
I had the chance to photograph her
"in action" with her
One morning during my visit, Lois
went out to one of the wolf enclosures and noticed there was something that the two pups, Modoc and Sakarri, had torn up.
Upon further examination Lois
discovered a drain pipe that fed the pond in their enclosure had been dug up and the hose on the inside was completely torn to pieces.
My young assistant Seth and Lois needed to go to town and purchase the items that were necessary to repair the pipe, which cost about $100.00.
When they got back we spent about an hour fixing and securing the pipe to the ground.
But by that night, the puppies had happily torn it up again.
On the following day, Lois
and I went into town to get some more rebar to reinforce the pipes' anchor points and repair the hose that runs through the pipe, (another $50.00 hose).
We cut the rebar to size and bent it into the proper shape.
Next, we put it over the pipe and hammered it into the ground.
Seth and I were able to secure all of the pipe by utilizing that rebar.
tells me that the pipe is still intact since the addition of all the extra reinforcements.
On my last morning there, I went into the enclosure with Lois
, Tehalin and Nike
I was able to get some great photos and also got to interact with Tehalin.
didn't want to come too close to me at this time. (Given enough time, however, I will win her
What a wonderful trip I had, and what amazing memories were made at White Wolf Sanctuary!
My deepest gratitude goes out to Lois
for allowing me to stay in her
extra trailer that week.