"It was clear to many residents the shiny black wolf, estimated at 140 pounds, yearned for canine companionship and was seemingly willing to stifle innate behavior in a quest to make friends.
This winter, Romeo did not come back to the lake, where many residents in years past saw him frolicking among ice skaters' pets.
He was just getting older," Hyde said, "and he wasn't quite as rambunctious as he used to be."
Biologist Steve Lewis said Romeo likely died of natural causes.
edit: I went back to the recent article I posted about Romeo dated Jan 12, 2010 to re-read it with the hopes of disspelling this one. I am sad to say I cannot. The pictures' properties do not specify a date nor that the photographer took them this winter.
I want to believe that since it was September and that is the time that Wolves are looking for mates, that he indeed did find one. That's what I want to believe. Beautfiul Romeo. The article was wonderful, I loved hearing the stories about how he behaved with the doggies. Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou, Romeo.