Wolves Regain Protection

It is a lucky coincidence to have my release of My Wolf and I coincide with today’s news that gray wolves will once more be protected in most of the US. The New York Times reports that “Gray wolves will regain federal protection across most of the lower 48 United States following a court ruling Thursday that struck down a Trump administration decision to take the animals off the endangered species list.” According to Defenders of Wildlife, “Wolves play a key role in keeping ecosystems healthy. They help keep deer and elk populations in check, which can benefit many other plant and animal species. The carcasses of their prey also help to redistribute nutrients and provide food for other wildlife species, like grizzly bears and scavengers. Scientists are just beginning to fully understand the positive ripple effects that wolves have on ecosystems.” My Wolf and I, a children song with lyrics and performance by yours truly, was released today on most digital platforms.


I am so sleepy, I can’t wake up
I dreamt about a wolf pup
His eyes were white, his fur so soft
He slept up in my loft

I went up there and I took a peek
And touched his fur with my very soft cheek
Cheek to cheek we cuddled a bit
He confessed he ate my base ball mitt

In my dreams we traveled far
inside an enormous jar
Surrounded by my favorite ship
We went on a giant pleasure trip

When its snowy white sails would clip
It sounded like crushing a big, big chip
The waves so high I held my breath
My wolf and I were scared to death

The clouds looked empty and had nasty smiles
I wished we could hide away at western isles
Where the winds are calm and the clouds are at peace
So all of our fears could cease



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