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Waiting for the Mommie Wolf

I decided this morning, that I needed to paint a wolf.  Wolves are very misunderstood on both ends of logic.  Far extreme in one direction would be fear and shooting them on sight.  The other extreme is trying to make them into domestic pets.

It is my opinion that either way, the wolf looses.  They are beautiful creatures and admired for their hierarchy of the pack.

Rudyard Kipling wrote about this in The Law of the Jungle:

"Now this is the law of the Jungle--as old and true as the sky; and the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper but the Wolf that shall break it must die.  As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the Law runneth forward and back--For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack."

This baby wolf is waiting for the return of his mom.  Even though this wolf is very young, the way the painting turned out, you can see the strength of the pack in his eyes.


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