Friday, March 06, 2009

Howls Of Protest

Chances Are The Owner’s In The Doghouse

A Chinese man was shocked to discover that the pet dog he had raised from a pup was actually a wolf. He found the shivering pup in the mountains last year. But locals grew suspicious after hearing a wolf howl during the night – and an expert from a local wildlife centre confirmed their suspicions.

FOOTNOTE: Crying wolf.

11 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

There are certain dogs that could be mistaken for a wolf. I hope the wolf wasn't too rough on its new owners!

Btw, I've started a new Photography Blog, just a bit of fun.

CJ xx

Artist Unplugged said...

They are certain it is not a sheep in wolf's clothing?

Woman in a Window said...

pretty puppy...albeit, hopefully not hungry.

Janet said...

We have a dog that we thought was a German Shepherd until he grew up and became a coyote. He's perfectly sweet, it's just that howling at the moon thing.

Ian said...

That's great. I love wolves.

skywind said...

Oh, pet dog turned into a wolf. The world really mad. :)

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Maggie May said...

MMMHHHHH! We once had a spaniel that howled like that.

katherine. said...

eh...I'm not believing the shock.

the fur is different...the teeth are different...he found the pup in the mountains...

he's lucky mama wolf didn't find HIM.

Moannie said...

I was going to say I hope the man didn't eat the dog, but that would be racial stereotyping and not on.

Mojo said...

I've seen wolf hybrids kept as pets before (not a good idea) and I suppose you might manage to domesticate a wolf if it grew up in these circumstances from a very young age. But at the end of it all this is a wild animal and needs to be ... in the wild.

Still, I can see the attraction. They're beautiful animals and I couldn't have left a pup like that to the mercy of the wild all alone either. But I hope I'd have been smart enough to take it to a wildlife refuge straightaway.

Otherwise, I'm not sure I could've let him go.

Pouty Lips said...

I would find myself in quite the conundrum because I would feel like I needed to set him free.