Michelle Proulx shares the love and respect she has for wolves at the sanctuary she runs, focusing on Isabeau and her relationship with Nashoba. Isabeau was born at a breeding facility in Oregon. Advertised as a pure wolf, she was sold to a couple from California when she was only a few weeks old. By the time Isabeau was four months old, the couple was having a difficult time coping with her wolf-like behaviors. She was food aggressive, played hard, and destroyed items in the house. In addition, wolves and wolf-dogs were not legal in the municipality where the couple lived. The final straw came when Isabeau bit a neighbor's child while playing. The couple contacted the American Sanctuary Association, which in turn sent out an alert to all of their accredited members, including W.O.L.F.
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When Erin decided she'd like to breed her favorite horse so that she could have a foal that would carry on her characteristics, she was surprised when the foal, Rio, was born and looked nothing like either her father or mother. She is a paint - white with brown spots. She grew to realize that Rio was very intelligent and determined to be respected as independent and her own boss, and had her own struggles with separation anxiety and being kept fenced in. She shows Erin that she can escape whenever she wants to but chooses to stay. Erin sees herself in Rio and shares what else Rio has taught her about life.
Amanda and her fiancee decided to adopt a puppy from a list that helps servicemen and women place their dogs if they can no longer take care of them. She describes the emotions she observers in Henry and her own heart opening as she sees how she will be as a future mother, and also how her fiancee will be as a Dad.
Casey knows her horses well, but she is especially fond of her new shire stallion William, whom she says is so sensitive to her emotions and responds to her therapeutic touch when he is anxious. One of many stories for the One Language Project which explores the common emotional language we share with other species and asks "what would the world be like if humans viewed other species as someones instead of somethings? Can we become better stewards through seeing our commonality?"