Friday, February 13, 2015


'Tragedy': Hunter Accidentally Killed Famed 'Grand Canyon' Gray Wolf

"Hundred of miles from its Wyoming home, "914F" wandered to the rocky North Rim of the Grand Canyon last fall—the first gray wolf spotted there in 70 years, the Arizona Republic notes—before heading into Utah, likely searching for food or a mate."

Likely searching for food or a mate.  Is there another option?  Vacation?  Job interview?  I believe the author of that statement does not appreciate the life of a wolf.  He/she no doubt loves animals - probably too much - but does not respect them enough to acknowledge that they have only two goals in life, only two tasks, which really come down to just one job.  Survive.  To survive, animals must eat, and for their species to survive, they must mate.  That is all. There is no leisure, no vacation, no hobbies, no holiday, no politics, no games, no future plans past - past where is food, and where is a mate. There may be curiosity - but its limited to 'can I eat that,' and 'will this lead to a mate?'

We know that dogs dream, but they probably dream about chasing food or mates.

Okay, some animals build homes, but that's only so they can have a place to call their own, and mate.

1 comment:

LL said...

There is a lot of chatter in the press about "lone wolves". I'm sure that you hear about it at work as well. And it's NEVER positive.