…I think the pictures of me and the wolf cub should be posted on your blog…just sayin’.
This post is dedicated to my mother, who loves [most] of the rescue dogs…to take photos with her!
Cheyenne is a 2 month old wolf hybrid puppy who came to us because she was the last cub left in her litter, and was having difficulty walking on one of her back feet. Because the mother (also a wolf hybrid) was so protective of her young pups, the breeder was not able to come close to the den or Cheyenne to investigate the cause of her limp until she was a little bit older and more brave about running around her pen.
When they finally were able to get ahold of Cheyenne, they discovered that three of her toe-pads were fused together. One section had been worn down almost to the bone which had caused the leg to become infected almost up to the knee. Instead of amputating, the vet advised putting her on antibiotics, and leaving the foot to callous over so that the toes could later be surgically separated. Cheyenne made a faster recovery than expected, and her pads are almost completely healed and have begun to naturally separate.
I continue to hear “Man if we could have that woofpup, she’d be right in the back yard tomorrow!”
In all reality though, wolf hybrids are very difficult and expensive animals to own. Not only do you have to put them on completely raw diets, be extremely diligent and firm with training, but you have to register them. And we are not talking about the $50 annual Humane Society registration. We are talking about a large annual registration fee for permission to own a wild animal.
While Cheyenne is at the moment very sweet, somewhat timid of people, and pretty responsive to training, she will soon grow up, and the temperament of wolves is such that they are very strong headed. They act like wolves because they are.
We were lucky enough to find an owner for Cheyenne, who not only already has experience with raising wolf hybrids, and owns one herself, but they live next door to the rescue. We could not have asked for better for the little girl. And while I’m sure my mom would’ve love to have the bragging rights to a wolf cub in her back yard, I am also sure, that Cheyenne will appreciate the amount of property her new mom and dad own. We are so happy with the opportunity to love on, and watch little Cheyenne grow into that giant beautiful wolf we know she will be.
hopefully my mother is now satisfied with her own blog post.
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