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BEAUTIFUL WOLVES - They Need Help

Updated on October 13, 2015

Wolves Need Our Help.....

I'm not going to go on and on about animal rights and what we need to do. The main reason I'm writing this hub is because my little one who is seven has been very worried about animals (especially wolves) becoming "instinked." This is how she spelled the word "extinct" for her class diary at school and in her note she wrote just for me. It was so touching and her passion sort of came out of nowhere and it started growing daily. This was a few months ago.

At first it was, "Please mommy we need to do something!" I heard her loud and clear and I encouraged her to write about it and express herself in different art projects. So then she started to paint beautiful paintings of wolves and wrote her own illustrated books and then I adopted a wolf for her from a defense fund that protects wolves all over the world. She received her photo of the wolf, a certificate with her name on it and a stuffed wolf toy made out of natural materials and she was so happy! I thought to myself, surely this is just something that will probably go away or turn into something else. I was wrong.

Suddenly she is asking me if we could raise wolves or have our own reserve and I kindly told her maybe we can do that eventually, but it is a huge responsibility. That seemed to be fine for a while until one day she came to me and asked if we could visit different wolf reserves. So I searched on the internet and found one that is about 40 minutes from our home and I'm planning on taking her there soon in the next couple of weeks. She can't wait and reminds me every single day. A "whim" is not the word for this passion that is so strong in my seven year olds heart.

Another reason I'm writing about this is her passion has ignited mine and my love for Native American Indians who told me many stories about wolves when I was a child. It sort of goes together and I'm working on something we can both do to help wolves survive and also make my daughter continue with her passion for saving animals. Especially animals that would most likely scare young children. I mean whenever wolves are shown in children stories, they never make them "nice," do they? My little girl does not have any fear of them and embraces the idea that they are wild animals and this really makes me think about the world and what is happening.

I guess another reason I'm writing this is to bring attention to this matter and I hope that instead of people buying toys that do "nothing" for our planet but take up space, I'm hoping that they will donate to save wildlife, or any other animal that they are passionate about. If you want to buy a toy for your child, please consider all of the wildlife foundations and defense funds that give toys in exchange for donations to their cause. Afterall we do not want them all to disappear, do we? It would also be nice to introduce these animals to children in a positive way so they can get involved and help in some way as they get older.

My daughter now has a wolf club at school and a few of her friends have joined her in her cause. It may sound silly describing all of this and a seven year old who loves animals and has already started saving them. It may sound like a "whim" and just another young kid talking about something they want (like in a toy store), but I have never seen a child provoke so much change in such a short time. Her wolf club and others in her classroom are all aware of what is happening now and they all want to help. I have received e-mails from other parents about where they should donate for the cause.

It just goes to show you that "passion" and a love for something can change anything, nomatter what the age of the person is. I'm so proud of my little girl.


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      Maile 

      8 months ago

      Hi there. My little girl is really into wolves as well. Is there some good books and stories about wolves you would suggest?

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      7 years ago from California

      Alastar! Always appreciate your comments! I support Defenders Of Wildlife and also plan on bringing my kids to a Wolf Reserve in San Diego during Spring break.....

      Just so you know, Bank of America offers ATM cards that support different causes.....so I picked "Defenders Of Wildlife" as my cause and they get a percentage of my purchases whenever I use it....every little bit counts! Best, GPAGE

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      Alastar Packer 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I knew you were special and this just confirms it.What a wonderful gift you have given your little girl, who has embraced it with the beautiful wonderment of a child.These magnificent and intelligent creatures should be protected and helped in any way we can.It wasn't so long ago,that the First Nation shamans were saying their spirits were returning to this material world to see if it was alright to live amongst man again. Thank you GPAGE.

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      GPAGE 

      7 years ago from California

      Mrs. Menagerie....thank you so much for your comment and being here. Best, GPAGE

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      Mrs. Menagerie 

      7 years ago from The Zoo

      How delightful that your little one cares so much. My kids just don't have that kind of awareness yet (and they are old enough.) It is their mother who does the caring for them:)

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      THANX habee! You are right...special thanks to everyone who cares for these beautiful animals......G

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Kudos to those who are helping these magnificent creatures!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Wolf Haven International! so nice to see you! I'm so glad you found this hub...

      We are looking forward to visiting you this Summer. Best, GPAGE

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      easy1...so nice to see you here! It has been a while....I hope all is well with you and yours......G

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      Wolf Haven International 

      8 years ago

      Thank you to everyone who made such nice remarks about Wolf Haven. If you have already visited our sanctuary, we're glad that you did. You are always welcome to return! If you plan to visit, we're looking forward to seeing you soon.

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      easy1...So nice to see you here! Have not seen you in a log time.....thank you for your lovely comment.....Hope you are well! Best, G

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      easy1 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Great hub as usual G,thanks for the tip about the toys,unfortunately the only wolves I come across are the two-legged kind.

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      HH! What a small world it is! We are so looking forward to going there!

      I just found out that there is a wonderful place in San Diego called California Wolf Center so we are planning a trip there also...a bit of a drive for us BUT well worth it! Anyway, my sister lives right off of the water....so beautiful there.....

      been there quite a few times.....G

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      Tracy Morrow 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I have family in Olympia too! I think you and your kids will love Wolf Haven. They are such impressive animals and the care takers are very knowledgeable. The last time I was there they had just about every different breed of wolf. It was truly fascinating.

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Thank you so much prasetio!....your comment really made me feel good. Actually you have inspired me to actually put more info up on this hub...like what is actually happening and how many are left in this world.....it is sad to think that one day a lot of these animals will be gone....LET'S THINK POSITIVE WISHES!

      Lovely to see you......G

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I saw this animal only in my television. Actually there's no wolf in my region. But to show how we care to this animal, we have to save wolf. As a virtual friend I support you from the back. I hope this comment give you a new spirit. I wish I can stand beside you invites people to care for these animals. I hope the best for this program. I hope it running well....amen.

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      katiem...I just put your hubs aside to read later this evening....thank you so much for stopping in...nice to see you here! Best, GPAGE

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      GPAGE, What wonderful and beautiful creatures. Thanks for enlightening us as to their cause. Peace :)

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      HH! Funny that you mentioned that exact place because we plan on visiting there this Summer! My sister and her family live in Olympia, WA. We are looking forward to it! There is also quite a few places around California 2...just have to find them all! Anyway, always nice to see you here!!!......G

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      Tracy Morrow 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I'm so proud of your daughter for taking steps like this for something she cares about! I've been to Wolf Haven in Olympia Washington quite a few times when I've been visiting family out there. They are a place that is doing something wonderful for the wolves.

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