Since this event took place on Father’s Day this year, it was only appropriate that Stephanie’s father, Cappy, was present. Happy Father’s Day, Cappy! We can only imagine how proud you must be of your daughter, Stephanie, and all the work she does for so many animals. And Stephanie received a special surprise when Wanagi volunteer Rick May presented her with a t-shirt, a gift from his son (who owns a wolf-dog).
Hokshila and Bindi (and Stephanie) are pleased to welcome Austin Wellborn and Julie Mason to the “pack” of Wanagi volunteers. We hope you enjoy working with the wolves as much as we all do!
Bindi is so completely at ease with “Little Frankie,” and seems to be paying attention to what his new little friend is saying. This young boy spent over an hour, on the floor, with both Bindi and Hokshila. He epitomized the kind of trust and respect that Stephanie is so interested in promoting during her public appearances with members of the Wanagi pack.
What could be better than being kissed by a real, live timber wolf? Hokshila was very generous with his kisses during this event, as he is at all Wanagi events. As Stephanie describes him: “He’s just a Big Mush-pot who just loves everybody!”
Bindi didn’t spend quite all his time lying around waiting for belly-rubs during this event. Like Hokshila, Bindi also spent time getting to know members of the audience. Again, notice that audience members include adults and children alike, from a wide range of ages.