Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Day Tripper | St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary

So, as a (very) late birthday present, my boyfriend decided to take me on an adventure to Montgomery, Texas. There, we visited a little sanctuary hidden in the beautiful Texas countryside. This sanctuary is home to 14 beautiful wolf & wolf-dogs that were brought in from around the country, providing the only safe place in Texas for them to live out the rest of their lives in. I was of course thrilled because I feel a very big connection to these gorgeous creatures. And also, my chosen saint is the same. Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, for whom the sanctuary is named for. My heart swells just at the thought of this happy coincidence, and also of my spirit guide, I love everything about the children of the moon.

The tour was short and small, but I loved learning about these animals, and seeing them out and about (even if they were in their enclosures.) I even had the opportunity to pet and interact with Tala & Tracker, the sanctuary's "ambassador" wolves. The two were very sweet and gentle, I wish I could have spent all day with them!

After the small tour, we were able to walk around to watch the wolves some more on our own. There was even a small memorial at the back of the sanctuary, where you could pay your respects to all of the wolves that were in their care who had passed. It was in front of a large beautiful field, where you could just imagine them all frolicking during the day.

It was so wonderful to see the care that is given to these animals who no longer had a home. All of the volunteers were wonderful, and you could tell the love they shared for every single one of them by the smiles on their faces as they watched the wolves.

I had a great time, and even got to hear the beautiful howl that not every visitor gets to witness. It lasted only a few moments, but was such a sweet sound to hear all 14 wolves chime in to, together. I would of course visit again in the future, and recommend it to all of my fellow Texans to visit.


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