A SHORT INTRODUCTION
TO THE EVOLUTION OF THE WOLF TO THE DOG.
Before the dawn of modern man a wolf like creature roamed the Earth.
Where early man existed these animals would have been attracted by the smells, sound,s
and the opportunity of something to scavenge.
Much like the Fox today is attracted to human garbage in the villages and towns.
In time, these two species bonded and created a more powerfull and formidable hunting force.
A partnership that benefited both Wolf/Dog and early Man. Together they were successful and thrived.
This bond that had been forged millions of years past, remains with us to this day.
Looking back down the evolutionary path of our present day dog’s, I can see no further than the Wolf.
So it is quite logical that some people feel an affinity with the wolf when they look into their dogs eyes.
The Wolf epitomises the very essence of wildness, so it is easy to understand
just why the Wolf became Demonised by some.
Wolves must have entered villages at night to steal away the occasional chicken,
piglet or even a young child.
Because of this the Wolf has been persecuted to the point of extinction throughout many lands.
Down through the annuls of myths and legends, the Wolf has been well documented.
Demonised by some, held in exultation by others.
The native Americans called the Wolf " Big mouth"
and legend say’s they sent spirit messages to the world beyond.
There are also many legends of Wolves portrayed as noble creatures who can teach us many things.
But the werewolves have made the Wolf a symbol of evil.
" The line between the sacred and the profane, is very thin."
There exists a great deal of mysticism and spirituality associated with the Wolf, however,
I personally do not subscribe to any wild romancing about the spiritual energy of this magnificent animal.
All I know is that, "there is something of the Wolf about me"
ONE MAN AND HIS WOLF !