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08 August 2005 @ 06:07 pm
Goodbye...  


Those of you who have known me for awhile, know that I sponsor wolves at the organization called 'Wolf Haven'. Since I usually sponsor the older wolves (cause everyone wants to sponsor the young ones), I've seen a few pass. In the past, I've lost Rogue, Tahoma and Little John. I was currently sponsoring Kiowa (Little John's mate), Onyx (Tahoma's mate), Marius and Rhett (Rhett is a red wolf).
Sadly, I've just lost Onyx. He lived longer than any other male wolf residing there...he was 18 when he passed. His caretaker, Wendy, was lucky enough to have formed a close enough bond with him that she could physically interact with him...he loved her and enjoyed their time together, revelling in having his head scratched. Every day for lunch, she would bring him a roast beef sandwich from Subway...he danced from paw to paw when he heard the bag. For his 18th birthday, Onyx received a foot long, double meat sandwich. In his final days, Onyx had considerable trouble getting up and moving around his enclosure...until, one morning, he just couldn't get up at all. At Wolf Haven, they don't euthanize unless absolutely necessary...in Onyx's case, it was a kindness.
Rest in peace, Onyx...I know you are romping around somewhere with your Tahoma!







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turtleinashell on August 8th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
I forgot to log in first. That anonymous comment just now is from me. :)
Mark: coyoteboywondermark on August 8th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Paul! It really tears at my heart to see one of these wonderful animals pass.
A.M.: mellowultimategirl on August 8th, 2005 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Mark. ~hugs~
Mark: Rooboywondermark on August 8th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Anne...I tell you...it really hurts to see them go, but at least I know they were well cared for and safe!
A supermarket punk rock television comedyliquid_gravity on August 8th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

That sounds like a really cool program...is there a website? I know one of my friends would be interested, she loves wolves as well.
Mark: Night Childboywondermark on August 8th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Petey!

Yeah...the website is www.wolfhaven.org
Deboraherryl on August 9th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
*hugs* I'm sorry about Onyx. You have a kind heart to sponsor those wolves. I love wolves to.
Markboywondermark on August 9th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww...thank you, Deb! ~hugs~
Glennrestoman on August 9th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Mark.

*hugs*

Mark: Calvin Hobbes Hugboywondermark on August 9th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Glenn...you're so sweet!
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Mark: Thinkerboywondermark on August 9th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, TC!
Mikemickey0801 on August 9th, 2005 11:47 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear Marky!! Just be glad you were a part of making his life better!
Mark: Grumpypupboywondermark on August 9th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Pookie! ~hugs~
txrangerboi on August 10th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
Awww, i'm sorry, sweetie. (((((HUGS))))).

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Mark: Thinkerboywondermark on August 10th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Jeff! I love the pic...how sweet!
You People And Your Quaint Little Categoriesjoanne_c on August 10th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, Mark. They're such beautiful animals. But that sounds a wonderful place doing so much good for the wolves.
Mark: Thinkerboywondermark on August 10th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Joanne! It IS a wonderful place...I was lucky enough to visit it a few years back when I was on vacation in Seattle!
kaijuman on August 10th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
Hey Mark....
I know this is an odd message to get from me, but I wanted to let some of my friends know that I"ll be off line for about 3 weeks due to some computer issues. I just don't have the money to make the repairs right now. (curently I"m on a friends computer)
I'm starting a new job as a security guard, which is great, however, it meant that I had to cut my hair and shave off the beard! :(
Yup... after 6 years, it's gone.
WHat can I do... I need the money.
But hey, I'll be in touch in about 3 weeks.
Chris and I were talking about you recently, and we'd LOVE to actually give you a call again sometime.
Take care MArk! *hugz* I hope all is well!
Mark: Calvin Hobbes Hugboywondermark on August 11th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
Congrats on the new job, Phil! I'd love to see the new shorn hottie Phil! I can't wait to hear from you, hon! Love ya!
james__sndchasr on August 12th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm very sorry to hear this Mark :( You have a such a kind heart to care so much like you do. Like an earlier post, you were able to make part of their lives better

*hugs*
Mark: Thinkerboywondermark on August 12th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you, James! I'm just one of many people who sponsor.