An Experience to Remember - But Not Chronicled!

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Those who know me, also know I always carry a camera with me.  I preach there will be experiences in life you will want to record to pixels for future revisitation of special times.

This has been a bitter-sweet day, a testament to not following my own advice.


At mid-day, I noticed a pickup truck on the road in front of me.  In the back was a massive creature that I thought at first was the largest most gorgeous dog I had ever seen.  Yet, on closer examination, it seemed more wolf than dog.  It wasn't long before the truck turned into a local shopping center, and parked in front of a restaurant.  I quickly followed.  I asked the owner, what kind of animal it was. They responded that it was a Hybrid - Half Wolf and half Husky.  

Thor was one of the most amazing creatures I have encountered. Extremely affectionate, and majestic looking at the same time.  I petted and loved on him for quite some time.  When I started to walk away, he put his head back and howled at the sky as if it were a star and moon populated night.  I quickly returned for another bout of petting, hoping he would be more content.


Yep folks, you guessed it.  This was one of those rarest of experiences - My time with Thor, and the sad realization that I had absolutely no camera with me, not even my cellphone!

Lesson learned. . .Always travel with a lens!

Using the free photo editing tool, Photofunia, I created the drawing above. It is from a Wolf-Dog picture I found on the net, which looked most like Thor. But, Thor was larger!

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Chris Ann Cleland
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Would have loved to have seen Thor.  Bet he was a site.  However, you'll have that moment forever.

Even thought I did have my cell phone with me yesterday, I was so mesmerized by the baby Chihuahuas I encountered, didn't even think to ask their owner for a photo.  Too busy having a moment with them.  Some moments are best experienced and not photographed.

Aug 20, 2017 12:53 PM #13
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Myrl- as Larry says, some things are meant to be seen and experienced. But, I know what you mean...a thump on our heads and why didn't I have my camera with me?! What a treasured experience you had!!

Aug 20, 2017 04:19 PM #14
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Thank you very much for sharing your very special experience.

Aug 20, 2017 05:21 PM #15
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Myrl I use to miss out on a lot of great opportunities to take great pictures, but now with my iPhone I no longer miss on those opportunities.

Aug 20, 2017 08:17 PM #16
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My camera has become much more adept in capturing my memories then my mind it seems to these days Myrl Jeffcoat 

Aug 20, 2017 11:18 PM #17
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Hi Myrl, 

What a fabulous experience! Thor must be quite a magnificent animal. I always have my phone with me and it takes pretty darn good quick pics.

Aug 21, 2017 01:22 PM #18
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Myrl Jeffcoat - I feel your sorrow for not having a camera when you needed it. Maybe it was best for Thor not to be photographed but to be petted and loved by you when he needed it most. The drawing of Thor is just beautiful! I hope you get to cross paths again with Thor and his owner. Your description of him is just beautiful too. I wonder if there are any available to adopt? I have never seen or heard of any available for adoption in my area. It must be rare and wonderful to get that close to something that great. It's as if you had a Native American spiritual connection. Memories last forever too. 

Aug 21, 2017 02:31 PM #19
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Thanks, Myrl, for your comments on my blog. Have a great day!

Aug 22, 2017 06:23 AM #20
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Ah, geez, Myrl, how can you leave home without your cellphone? Even if you don't sell real estate all of the time, you never know when a prospective client might call. I don't even venture out into the yard to so much as pick a tomato without my cellphone. But then you know how radically obsessed I am. Why, I sold a home in Natomas yesterday (that had been a toughie) just before the total eclipse happened, and I was wishing the agent would hurry up and end the call, LOL.

Aug 22, 2017 08:46 AM #21
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Myrl Jeffcoat - Thor was in my dreams last night. I was inside a cabin painted white and Thor was there sleeping at the foot of my bed on hardwood floors. I got up to let him outside.... but he wasn't there!!!

Aug 22, 2017 11:37 PM #22
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Good Thursday morning, Myrl. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Aug 24, 2017 03:59 AM #23
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I had no idea that they cross-bred these two animals in real life, Myrl Jeffcoat ... rather thought it had a movie/book existence.  How amazing that you got to see and interact with this amazing animal ... and hear it in action too!  

Gene

Aug 24, 2017 08:49 AM #24
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Myrl

You will have to use the camera in your eye and heart for this experience. cheers cvc

Aug 24, 2017 08:56 AM #25
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Mary Douglas
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Myrl, you are so lucky to have met Thor ( I'm sorry you didn't have your camera, too) there is a rescue nearby that has 30 Wolf-hybrids, not for adoption but for sanctuary.  They are in the process of getting the necessary permits to move their operation to Red Feather! The animals are so beautiful, but unlike Thor - I guess some do not make the best pets :-(

http://wolfsanctuary.co/

 

 

Aug 24, 2017 09:05 AM #26
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Roy has taught me to always have a camera with me. Although some times i spend more time gazing and then remeber to take the picture. Have a good Friday Myrl Jeffcoat 

Aug 25, 2017 05:23 AM #27
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Myrl, what a wonderful encounter you had experienced. Huskies are beautiful animals.

Aug 26, 2017 08:54 AM #28
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Thank goodness for good cameras in our cell phones. I try to keep a camera with me at all times.

Aug 26, 2017 07:14 PM #29
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But at least you will have a great memory, with or without the picture to remind you.  I have seen a few wolf hybrids and they are beautiful creatures.

Aug 26, 2017 08:58 PM #30
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I'm sorry you missed the photo opportunity. It's a rare moment to be without the cell phone.

Aug 27, 2017 10:00 AM #31
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Myrl, I loved your beautiful and touching story.  Your advice on carrying that camera like a holster beside us, is well appreciated and received by all.  Thank you for sharing. 

Aug 31, 2017 10:51 PM #32
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