Wolfling Transformed

Wolfling
Dogs have long been human companions bred to create canines much different than the wolf ancestors of thousands of years ago.  And yet, we get glimpses now and again of their wild heritage.  The trappings of domestication fade as they chase a rabbit or shred a stuffed toy and, just for a moment, we can hear echoes of their ancestor’s haunting call before the pets we know and love are themselves again.
This portrait is of Monique, my younger standard poodle.  She had little human contact the first few months of her life and it took her a long time to learn to enjoy and seek human affection and contact.
2015