Do You Want a Man Who’s a Wolf, or Will a Dog Do???

May 12, 2010 at 7:01 am (General)

Ever hear that when you were growing up? If you make a face, it can freeze that way?

Can you imagine your face freezing if you wrinkled your nose like these wolves? Of course, seeing those wicked canines would really make you feel as though the “face” made would give the recipients of the expression a heart attack. 🙂 If you weren’t a wolf.

Wolves are sociable animals. With one another, they have a pecking order, but they’re also loving toward each other. Romance? Yes. With alpha pack leaders, they share a courtship phase and mate for life. They’re devoted to each other.

Some men are wolves that are there for their mates for the long term. Some are dogs. 🙂

Think about it. When we had a toy poodle and she was in heat, she was totally a hussie! The same with any of the dogs we raised. Any male dog would do. And any male would be happy to service a female in heat.

But not wolves. They’re devoted to their mates.

It’s interesting to note that dogs descended from wolves. So how did the–forget-I’m-your-mate and anyone-will-do issue happen?

With a pack, they can only handle so many litters. They have only so much prey to sustain them, only so much territory that they can claim. So they can’t just service every wolf in the area and leave them with pups. And they don’t let them fend for themselves either. They take care of them. The whole pack does. Even golden eagles will take off with a wolf pup that strays on its own. And bears, too.

So the pack stays together, cherishes their offspring, until they are old enough to move on and form a pack of their own. And the instinct to continue these traits are passed along.

So wouldn’t you rather have a wolf for a mate, than a dog???

I’ve been asked to provide some articles for 3 blogs, and I’m off to write about romance for a nonfiction book. Hmm, I wonder if I can reference dogs and wolves in that article? LOL 🙂

Thanks to a fan, Martha, who has a place in Maine, and loved Legend of the White Wolf because her husband has also tried unsuccessfully to hunt bear there and sent me a lovely wolf mug–that I put on display at work with my wolf books!!!

Have a super hump day!!!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”


  1. Robin S said,

    Hey Terry,
    Having my own female dog I have to agree she’s quite the hussy despite her name{Lady} when she’s in heat. I also agree that I would much rather have a wolf as a mate as opposed to a dog.
    Why did the dogs lose so many of its wolf descendant characteristics? I’m going to say because of too much inbreeding and to the wolf being bred out of the dogs. Because we as people are breeding dogs to characteristics and colors that we like and refrain from breeding those that don’t have what we want in a given breed of dog. It’s such a shame really because the wolf has so many fine qualities.

    Have great day!

  2. Terry Spear said,

    Oh, Robin, I so agree!!! The breeding of smaller dogs, the colors, whatever they did to the various breeds, really has affected them.

    I remember when I was younger and our toy poodle, Taffy, got “out” and I was trying to chase her down, and some old no account dog got hold of her and I was frantic. Because, darn it all, she wanted him!!!! And there wasn’t anyway the two of them were parting ways until they were done! LOL! She was champion-sired and my mother wanted only purebred puppies. Well, not that time!

    Have a super hump day, Robin!

  3. Teresa D'Amario said,

    Interestingly, some breeds of dogs (those closest to the wolf) are actually a little more discriminating. An example is the chow chow. Some times they will flat out reject a mating. Maybe they are a little closer to being a wolf than we realize.

  4. Colleen said,

    We had a black & silver shepard… watching her stand and stare down people, looking at her eyes, we always thought she looked like a wolf… we always fix our dogs, so no problems with being a “dog” … they do act like family though… there is the leader, who puts the others in their place, and they always have their family arguments! 😀

  5. Terry Spear said,

    That may be, Teresa! 🙂

    Hey Colleen, they say that a shepard looks really similar to a wolf in the size of it’s head and look of it. 🙂 Oh yeah, with more than one dog, someone’s in charge. 🙂

  6. Cathy D said,

    I think it is a lot to do with what Robin said. We have breed out the instincts necessary for survival. We have not only domesticated the wolves to dogs, but men as well. The do not have the nurture, protect and provide that is needed in the wild. If my man couldn’t do it, pay someone to. Didn’t want to, didn’t get done. Lazy today? call in sick. Without our survival instincts, we lose out homes, starve and children become lost in more ways than one. I still have mine. The man is gone, but I have my home and my children know how to survive and even in this concrete jungle we will never starve. I taught them how to grow food, cook it, preserve it and make clothes.
    Once you become domesticated “any dog will do”. I am a wolf!

  7. Terry Spear said,

    Wow, Cathy, you’re so right. My dad had a really hard life–it was a case of struggling to survive. When he joined the AF at 16 to get away from that horrible existence, he was shot down on his 13th mission. A prisoner of war for 16 months, death marches, starvation, frigid conditions–he was a survivor. And, he was devoted to my mother and a wonderfully nurturing father–despite having had none of that growing up. So I believe at heart, he was a wolf–

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