I woke up bright and early this morning, got dressed, and headed to work as is my custom. I'm almost to the plant -- turning from Riverdale Rd onto Air Industrial Park for you local folks-- when there crossing the road, I see a huge white dog.
A big, old beautiful white dog. It was walking slowly, with its head down, as if it were very tired. I felt sorry for it. My first thought was that it was a Borzoi,
however, given that I've never seen a Borzoi in real life, I couldn't be too sure.
OK, I confess, my first thought was, "I'm going to stop and get that dog and take him home with me." But I didn't. Thinking about, I realized it wasn't a Borzoi. The head was the wrong shape, and its legs weren't quite long enough.
I drove on a few more moments when it hit me. "DANG! That was a wolf!!!!!" A big, beautiful white wolf!
This is not my picture. It's one I found by googling, but this is exactly what that animal looked like. Mine was dirtier, skinnier, and a bit more scraggly, but it looked just like this. In retrospect, I wish I had taken a picture of it, but at the time, I didn't want to stop.
After I got to work, I called Supervisor Ronny over and told him what I'd seen. He said it's possible because there are wolves in this area. He'd never seen a white one, but that didn't mean they aren't around.
Probably a good thing I didn't put him in my car, then, huh?