It’s a very cold November. We’ve had morning temperatures dip down in the low 20’s already. The Wolves coats are outstanding and they actually predicted this cold blast long before it arrived. I saw their coats were thickening up already in September.
Even though they do enjoy the cold weather, we still provide them with some help for those long cold winter nights. One of the ways is by giving them wheat straw or hay as bedding. This year we couldn’t find straw locally. I decided to try an old comforter I had for their den floor which is cement. I brought it in and crawled into the den. Woha joined me. It took a while to get it all spread out and she came and lay down next to me. I thought, "Great, this may work". It wasn't too long after that thought escaped me when Chito came in and started fighting with Woha. I felt extremely claustrophobic at this point. Chito then proceeded to grab a hold of the corner of the comforter and in her powerful jaws and drag both Woha and myself out of the den on it full speed. Wee! Once out of the den the other Wolves joined in and needless to say it was the end of that comforter. Not one of my most brilliant ideas. Instead we went out the next day and bought hay. We loaded up their den with it so they could barely walk in and placed it in favorite resting spots around their enclosure.
We just celebrated Thanksgiving with them with our Wolf Howl tradition of Rollin on Pumpkin Pie. The video below shows you their “Hay Day” and their Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy it.