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sheepco(MN z4)June 10, 2007

How was the vacation? Got pix?

S

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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

So thats where she's been! FTM, come back to us please!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2007 at 9:50PM
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youreit

And she has a camera and knows how to use it. So no excuses, missy! :D

Brenda

    Bookmark   June 11, 2007 at 11:21AM
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fairy_toadmother

lol..yep, i'll put some pics and some video soon. i am still trying to get over whatever throat infection i came down with while i was there.

i love ely, but now i want to live in duluth. on the water side of the bluff! 50-60 degrees there, and i came back to 90 degrees!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2007 at 4:37PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Oh yeah, Duluth is great! I was just searching cabin rentals for the folks for a weekend....But if you want to live there head a bit farther north - Two Harbors or Grand Marais. Or have you ever been to the Apostle Islands and Bayfield? (WI)

Hope you feel better soon and let us know about your visit with the wolves went.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 10:45PM
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fairy_toadmother

hey there! thanks for the well wishes.

i loved grand marais from what a saw of it. i passed through on my way to ontario.

we had been to bayfield and the apostle island about 5? years ago. very, very nice formations. however, my as yet unrealized dream as it is to head out to isle royale. even better in the company of biologists!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 4:08PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Yeah, Isle Royale would be good, never been there. What are you planning to do with the biologists? and is there chocolate and/or wine involved? ;)

Please start a new thread when you get the camera thingie worked out (obviously no help from this front!). Can't wait to see the evidence!

S

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 10:24PM
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fairy_toadmother

lol!!!

working my tail off here. i would say working my butt off, but it is all still there. :)

something i have played with for a few hours now:

Here is a link that might be useful: i'm liking' this photobucket!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 1:00AM
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sheepco(MN z4)

AWESOME FTM!!! What gorgeous creatures! Thanks for sharing!

More please (when you get the time)!

Sarah

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 8:31AM
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fairy_toadmother

thanks, sarah! with my odd sense of humor, i actually timed some of the lyrics with specific events...such as ceasar salad :) couldn't help myself. i also thought "trying to survive the social circus" was very appropriate. i never even heard that song before. i think what took my the longest was going through their song options.

i'll admit the majority of pics are Grizzer. i am biased. he was my fave when he was a pup, and this is the first time i have been back since. his sister maya has more black on the end of her tail. sometimes i can't tell them apart any more but that is a give way. grizzers brown on his face and legs is lighter where maya's is more "rich." the two artics, shadow and malik, for me are too much alike to tell. there are differences, but i am not good enough.

my other pics i'll post with captions.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 6:48PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

OMG, didn't even realize there was sound - I thought it was fantastic without! Now I've got to plug in the speakers! But I can't wait to go thru those pix again!

So cool you could visit again and see adults you knew as pups.

I am enchanted! S

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 8:48PM
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youreit

Awww, I couldn't view the flash thing! I even downloaded the update. I'll try again in the morning, because I wanna see, too! :)

Brenda

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 9:03PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Oh Brenda, you won't be disappointed when you see! WOW!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 9:13PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

I'm bumping this up so folks can see the video.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2007 at 10:04PM
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grandmapoo(z8 S.Texas)

Love the video. More please when you have time? :)

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 2:35PM
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sockmonkeyz6(z6PA)

Really REALLY enjoyed the pics, music,and video! Played perfect! Thank you very much for sharing!
Debbie

    Bookmark   June 30, 2007 at 1:25AM
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fairy_toadmother

your welcome! things have taken a back seat for awhile. have patience :)

    Bookmark   July 1, 2007 at 9:08AM
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comettose(7)

Great video FTM! I love those wolves. I didn't know you knew them as pups. They looked like they were shedding. Who threw in the deer? My favorites were the ambush and also the still photos in the water and the two of them on the big rock. Good choice in song - upbeat and funny too.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2007 at 8:09PM
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fairy_toadmother

thanks, ct! i didnt' know the arctics as pups, but i was able to do a one week program when grizzer and maya were pups, about 8 weeks old. i would definitely not want a wolf pup for a pet! wow. but i cried when i had to leave b/c i was so attached already.

definitely shedding! good eye. grizzer looks huge on the wolf logs while in his winter coat. so huge, i thought he looked small when i saw him in person (not to say he is small or anything :)

    Bookmark   July 2, 2007 at 6:34PM
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fairy_toadmother

about the deer, it was dinner day. locals call when they accidently hit a deer, so the center has a huge freezer full of road kill deer. there is also a beaver trapper who gives the carcasses to the center, only being interested in the fur himself.

anyway, the wolves are coaxed with treats into a holding area( treats already being placed in there, things they don't get often so they are off!). then wolf care staff will take the deer in to the enclosure with a wheelbarrow. once out, the wolves holding area in reopened and it becomes a free for all- whoever gets there first. what i didn't realized is dominance really doesn't have much to do with who eats first. it is who has that piece of meat at the time. possession rules.

the reason the other wolf was not eating, and being dominant male at that, is because he is disturbed by people and crowds he is unfamiliar with. he would eat later.

the ambush- that is maya. she has a very strong predatory instinct!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2007 at 6:43PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Ahhh, I still can't view the video - but I keep trying! Too bad they have videos blocked at work :^(

    Bookmark   July 2, 2007 at 9:55PM
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