I am a 53-year-old divorced woman living in the mountains of North Carolina. I moved here from Atlanta, GA in 2002 to be a part of a wolf sanctuary. I am on the board of directors and my official title is Secretary/Treasurer. I created the Sanctum’s first website.
I have always loved and admired wolves and when I got the chance to be a part of this organization, I jumped at the chance. We live on a mountain with approximately 40 acres of land. I live on the hill above the wolf compound and can hear them howling all the time. It’s like music to my ears!
I have also always been connected with the mountains. Every time I got to vacation here, I would think how much I wanted to live here. I finally got that chance and have never looked back.
Living with me, are my “owners”…a beautiful wolf dog named Tala…an adorable boxer/shepherd mix named Sir Ulrich Von Lichtenstein…and two cats, Carrie and Persephone. My son will soon be moving back from Atlanta to stay with me for a while. He is a warm, loving, intelligent, brave young man who just happens to be gay. I love and support him and always have. I wish more parents could see that being gay is not a sin, nor is it a choice. It makes me sad when families dissolve because a family member is gay. But, I will have to blog more about that subject at a later time!
My hobbies are reading, writing, music, going to concerts, horse back riding, going to pow wows, crochet, beading and other Native crafts, singing and collecting porcelain dolls.
I became partially disabled in 1996 from Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have had both knees and a hip replaced and joints fused in one foot. Also, my son was recently diagnosed with MS. Both of these diseases are autoimmune diseases. I will soon write a blog about my experiences with both my RA and my son’s MS.