Okay, I have taken you through the care, feeding, housing, and bonding
of the Wolf. Now I believe you are ready for a more in-depth analysis
of the behavioral traits (psychology) of the old boys and girls.
I shall dwell upon the modified traits of the bonded, captive bred and
raised Wolf. I firmly believe that the slight differences from the
wild-raised Wolf will mean very little to you; plus the fact that many
scientists have covered the latter fairly well.
So you have raised the little fellows according to my instructions.
They are coming to you for petting, and are totally unafraid of you,
except when you are disciplining them as I recommended. As the pack
reaches for adolescence, you will notice that especially the females
come to you more often, flopping on their sides or backs for your touch
and your fondling. You will also notice that the young bitch urinates a
bit at your touch, after she has flopped down in anticipation of
petting. Now one must be very discerning.
You will see that there are convolutions of the exterior sex organs.
Why? Okay, touching of the creature, it matters not where, induces
extreme ecstasy. Why not? You are the most revered one. You are the
pack leader. They worship NO other God. You are their protector, their
leader. Embarrassing? Yes, sometimes, but this trait must be
recognized and dealt with.
One will also notice that the males, though not so obvious as the
females and not so absolute in the trait, achieve erection of the
external organ and become quite excited at the touch after a prolonged
absence from you, and at your grasping them near the scruff of the neck,
ejaculate a few times. Same reasons, though not so predominate among
the leader sex in Wolf society.
How do I cope? I simply explain to my visitors as I have to you, unless
they are too young to comprehend. Most young adults nowadays have a
very calm and sensible approach to sex after 14 or 15 years of age, and
it is not shocking or gross to them. In fact it is a learning
experience that causes them to take an entirely new approach to sex, as
opposed to the strictly physical approach that has been taught them.
I remember one group of rather straight-laced elderly people, mixed
company, that were highly offended by my explanation and requested to be
released from their pen so that they could leave. I declined, and as a
captive audience, caused them to sit through the remaining sections and
sequences of my running the wolves in pairs and explaining the
behavioral traits. Consequently, they were soon the original curious
group that they began as.
Jealousy is a dominant trait in wolves, especially the females.
Intentional slight by the dominant leader sometimes causes a feeling of
sadness and rejection that is sometimes vented upon their peers. Thus I
try very hard to give each wolf the same love, the same spoonfuls of
precious meat, the same attention and praise in the compound. Thus very
little actual jealousy of me. However, peer jealousy because of sexual
rivalry is rampant, again especially among females.
In the wild this poses little problem. If a certain young female is
courting a dominant male that is already mated, the other female simply
rushes up to the invader and forces submission, sometimes with injury to
the intruder or both. The males gets heck chewed out of his neck for
this flirtation, and thus very little polygamy in the Wolf races, and
adultery is certainly no dominant factor.
In penned pairs that have never been allowed to assert their rank to the
others and are traveling on their inherent rank, the jealousy factor can
be a problem. During rut or breeding cycle they ALL want to subdue each
other, and the yar-yarring, even between the walled pens, becomes quite
a noise factor. However, this is the only successful method of raising
wolves in captivity.
So many parks, zoos, and captive Wolf compounds where the packs run
together show the fallacy of attempting to full run the animals. Lopped
off ears, cripples, toes missing, yes, even amputations; bobbed off
tails, etc. Of course, where the animals are free running the
submissives can escape. They can sneak in and eat a bit. But in
captive pack running, the poor submissives are either eliminated or
starved beyond ever breeding or attempting to breed. Thus the only
reproduction is from the most dominant, mean, and aggressive.
Net results? Overbearing, intractable, no good cub or cubs. Opposed to
this, I try to mate my dominant males with moderately submissive agouti
females, thus producing a compatible offspring. Never allowing conflict
between any of my mating pairs with their peers.
Figure it out. Who is right and who is wrong? The success that I have
had in using my time proven methods has caused much human jealousy among
the ELITES, Ph.D.’s, etc., and they have come down on me rather harshly.
I have fought back, sometimes with my back to the wall, and the slander
and maligning has died off somewhat.