Soothing Words From “Of Wolves And Men”….

I posted this October 22, 2010, before wolves were delisted again via budget rider.

We are constantly battered with bad news, so it’s time for a little break.

Audio post: Click below to listen….HOWLS

Photo: Courtesy First People

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Tags: Of Wolves and Men, biodiversity, gray wolf

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  1. Great post, you did very well.
    Please, don’t feel offended but I’m trying to pick your age in these. However, in the interest of your safety, I will neither state my guesstimate nor ask [secondary reason is because asking someone’s age is rude].

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    • Glad you liked it John. I have a cold so I was trying to keep from coughing…. As for my age, well, I’m as old as you want me to be…lol.

      N.

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      • There was an excerpt in that book that made me smile (this is not an exact citation mind you).

        A class of young children was asked to draw what they thought the wolf looked like. When the drawings were handed back to the teacher, nearly all the pictures featured wolves with big sharp teeth.
        A REAL wolf was brought in and shown to the children, the handlers gave their lesson on the animal and left the room after they had finished their presentation. The class was then asked to draw a wolf again. Instead of having large fangs, the wolves all had big feet.

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      • Thanks John for sharing. Wolves have dinner plates for feet….lol.

        Amazing how fast the kids perceptions changed upon seeing a real wolf, as opposed to the ones demonized in fairy tales.

        N.

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  2. Great post Nabeki.
    Great idea to create an audio post just to hear those words.
    Thank you…

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    • Hi Vasileios,
      I’m going to do that from time to time. I get tired of writing about bad news and you probably get tired of reading it…so that was a nice respite. I could imagine him loping through the woods, one with nature, being a wolf. Great book!!

      N.

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      • Way too Go Marc Cooke!

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      • Marc is awesome!!!

        N.

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  3. Wonderful idea, Nabeki! I loved being able to listen to your reading, close my eyes, lean my head back in my chair, and imagine I was accompanying your wolf! It’s like the saying, “The best pictures are on radio!”

    Bravo! I hope you can report back to those of us who cannot attend next Monday’s Wilding event in Missoula!

    Thanks for doing such a great job!

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    • Hi Rich,
      Great to hear from you and I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I’ll try to do it at least once a month. I love radio too. Sometimes the best images are the ones we create in our heads. What a terrific book.

      I’ll give a full report on Monday’s event at the Roxy. It should be quite something.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

      Nabeki

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  4. Hi Nabeki, what a wonderful idea. As you say, we who love and fight for wolves have so much bad news to deal with on a daily basis, how nice to hear your voice and imagine the story unfolding in our minds. I look forward to the next one!

    Looking forward to your report from Missoula on Monday. And, love your comment about age!! LOL.

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    • Hi SCWG…I took me five trys to get it down but it was nice. Next time I’ll try to slow it down a little, more mellow.

      I will be sure to report on REWILDING MONTANA…it’s going to be great, especially looking forward to watching Lobo and Blanca again, a true wolf love story but very sad.

      N.

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      • There seems to be so many wolf stories that have a sad ending (Romeo); hopefully we can change that someday.

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      • SCWG,
        So true, senseless deaths. Romeo, Limpy, the little Druid female with mange, 314f The Mill Creek Pack teenager that traveled a thousand miles to Colorado, only to be found dead. The list goes on and on. Sigh….

        N.

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  5. Nabeki, It was very nice to sit back and put actions of movement to your words in my mind. A stark contrast to what I am reading now. Vicious! Cant say I would suggest reading that to the HFJ followers. Cant wait for you to do this again.

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    • Thanks Marc…this seems to be pretty popular with everyone so I’m going to continue doing it. I’d like to read uplifting stories about wolves and their families.

      I ordered Vicious but it hasn’t arrived yet. I’m sure it will be hard to read. I read excerpts and it was horrible.

      N.

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  6. DEAR NABEKI!Fabulous post,thank you so much!I didn’t understand all, but i was so happy to hear your voice! I’m sure,you are not old!!! More important,what do you do for save wolves!God bless you! HOWLS!!

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    • Dear Agnes,
      You are so sweet, thank you so much for your kind words. I know how much you love wolves. I wanted everyone to give everyone a break from the bad news and just enjoy thinking about a young wolf loping through the woods, living his life.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  7. Nabeki,A very nice post and it made a perfect ending for a nice,crisp,Fall day.Thank you.

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    • Glad you enjoyed it Rita, I’d like to do it a least once a month, just for a change of pace and break from the sadness.

      N.

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  8. Realy nice i will come back greetings from berlin Matthias

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  9. Thank you Nabeki. Looking forward to the next reading!

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    • You’re welcome Nancy. I really enjoyed it, it’s such a nice break from all the bad news.

      N.

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  10. Nice post … positive and beautiful!

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    • Thanks g….
      Great to hear from you.

      N.

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  11. Nabeki- I just saw on your website a 4 min clip ( with the wolf pup outside the den). Where is it- i can’t find it again? That clip is disturbing with the wolf with the stick in his mouth and it appears as if these people are torturing the animal. Any idea where that portion of the clip came from? They must be trappers- they are the lowest form of scum you can get. I would love to find out where it came from.

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  12. Thanks nabeki- Seeing animals treated like that really pisses me off- just once I would like to confront these degenerates

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    • William, those who do that to wolves and other wildlife should suffer the same fate if you ask me.

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    • They are always so brave when nobody else is around William. I can’t understand why this is allowed in the name of “hunting”. It’s animal cruelty pure and simple, they just don’t want to kill wolves, they want to torture them first. I hope they come back as a hunted animal and find out what that feels like.

      N.

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  13. Loved the story of the children drawing wolf features…such an elegant way to determine perceptions. I imagine it could be used to help people learn how they are perceived by their children, grandchildren, friends! Wolves have expressions, too….not quite like our Florida gators, which would probbaly still have lots of teeth, however many times I drew them! Thanks for the story! Friend of N.

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    • You’re welcome sally, glad you enjoyed it.

      N.

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