The Inspiration for One Wolf Howls
First of all, I have always loved animals, wild and otherwise. I watch Animal Planet and Wild Kingdom on television. If I'm in a city that has a zoo or animal park, I visit it. I am fascinated by lions and tigers and bears (oh my) -- whether in person or on videotape. I currently own five cats. (Actually, they own me, and govern the household by committee. The eldest, Gizmo, is Chairman of the Board.)
My interest in wolves intensified in the late 1990s when I had a vivid dream in which I was a black female wolf running along a country road. I could feel all four of my paws hitting the ground as I ran. Up ahead I saw a small group of men with guns. I darted off the road and into the high grass of a nearby field, where I crouched and hid and watched.
who do not regularly have vivid dreams may find this disturbing or
bizarre. Those who regularly have vivid dreams probably realize that
this one was pretty tame compared to a lot of them!)