Sunday, May 13, 2007

group howl


18 comments:

melanie said...

love it! is that you?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Melanie,

Thank you for coming by. No, that is my husband, Flip, and our gray wolf, Baby.

Sienna said...

Oooo, I thought this pic was of somebody in a park you happened to snap...how gorgeous, how handsome Flip and what a beautiful wolf?

Hearts, a very cool family you have, way way cool.

Pam

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Pam,

Baby lived with me for 13 years, and slept in my bed before Flip joined our family.

Here is an early post I did about her:

http://wwwguilty-with-an-explanation.blogspot.com/200

That didn't create a link, but if you'd like to read it, it was posted July 30th.

EsLocura said...

that is too cute, the "baby" post I did enjoy, I read it a while ago but I read it again after seeing this picture.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Eslocura,

It's one of my favorite pictures. It was on the lawn of our house in Nashville.

Thanks for coming back.

Sienna said...

I found the story, the post on Baby, Hearts I am crying! Good old tears running down the face, in happiness of course, and love.

That is just beautful, what a magnificent animal, this is so incredible, we had a documentary last Sunday on Wolves and a guy that lives with them, it had us in tears too! (well, not all the time-and in UK)...they are such magnificent creatures..he hand reared them, 3 females...he is a part of their families/pack, it is amazing.

Baby will always, always be with you, the spirit of her has not left your side.
The closer-up picture, she is just majestic, a real beauty, wonderful eye and expression, you are so lucky, what a bond, that has made my day, I love all that.

Pam

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Pam,

I hope and pray that she is still with me. I think that when I dream of her, she is visiting me.

I can still feel her fur, her starlike paws, her solidity in my hands like a ghost limb, and my body retains the feeling of hugging her.

Baby was one of the greatest gifts of my life, and I still miss her so much.

Jocelyn said...

Flip and Baby are so cool...but Flip is channeling a little Yanni at the Acropolis, there, I daresay. Love it!

Dan said...

I know that dog carries a tune better than I do! :)

Wonderful new blog you have here!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Jocelyn,

Flip would probably say that Yanni was channeling him. (That doesn't mean it's true, though.)

Dan,

Thanks for stopping by.

And she was not a dog, but a wolf. She had a really warm, rich voice and tried hard to teach me to howl.

velvet girl said...

Boy, sometimes wish that photos came with soundtracks! I would have loved to have heard this. Fun picture of Flip and Baby. :)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Velvet,

I could always get her howling, and it was oddly comforting even to those of us who were not wolves.

Angela said...

Heart, I have seen you for months now and admired you, but I don't think I loved you until I saw these pictures of Baby. I married a man who was owned by an amazing wolf (93%). He was 12 when I met him, and 15 when he died, but I will always treasure the experience. Thanks for bringing a piece of that back to me with these photos. I think that if everyone howled with wolves that the world would be a much better place. There's something very healing in it. (So funny, I just scrolled down to read the comments and found that you said basically the exact same thing.) I miss my boy.

Angela said...

On the way back up, I had to say that my husband plays guitar, too. He's very, very good. Perhaps in some other lifetime, they can play and our wolves can howl. Just the thought of it makes me smile.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Angela,

I still miss Baby every day. She was 100% wolf and all soul.

Flip is a professional musician, and was playing at the edge of the woods in our backyard near Nashville with his childhood guitar when Baby decided to sing harmony.

She had such a beautiful voice!!

Quiet Rage said...

This is a GREAT pic. This pic should be submitted to win an award or something. Man and dog howling/singing together. How great is that?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Rage,

Thank you so much! It's one of my all-time favorites.

We always loved howling with Baby. She was very patient with our inferior abilities and tried hard to teach us to be better wolves.