Archive for December, 2014

Eat Wolf???

The Greeks believed that if someone ate meat from a wolf-killed lamb, he or she ran a high risk of becoming a vampire.  (random facts)photo(85)

The Bog, The Legend of Man’s Best Friend

NOW AVAILABLE: The Bog, The Legend of Man’s Best Friend. “Like no other book you’ve read about dogs!” & New Bog Cover

Dogs in Heaven…

The head of the Catholic Church promises that some dogs, at least, do go to heaven

Pope Francis confirmed during his weekly address in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square that canines, along with “all of God’s creatures,” can make it to heaven.

The leader of the Catholic Church made the remark in order to comfort a young boy who was mourning the death of his dog, according to the New York Times.

“One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures,” said the 77-year-old Pontiff, according to Italian news sources.


The Cherokee Indians did not hunt wolves because they believed a slain wolves’ brothers would exact revenge. They believed that any weapon used to kill a wolf could never be used again and must be disposed of. (Rare facts)photo(84)

The death of wolves…

In 1500, the last wolf was killed in England. In 1770, Ireland’s last wolf was killed. In 1772, Denmark’s last wolf was killed.  I wonder when the last wolf will be killed in the US!!!???photo(83)

Old wives tale…

An old wives tale advocates sleeping with a wolf’s head under your pillow to solve insomnia. What’s your favorite ‘old wives tale’ about wolves or dogs?

Wolf communication

Unlike other animals, wolves have a variety of distinctive facial expressions they use to communicate and maintain pack unity.  (Random Facts)

Author note:  And, as decedents of wolves, many dogs continue to use this same communication skill.  And, speaking of dog communication…The Bog, The Legend of Man’s Best Friend, speaks more to this point than anything you will ever read.  It is available on

Endangered Species…

Wolves were the first animals to be placed on the U.S. Endangered Species Act list in 1973.  (Random Facts)