SAY HELLO TO "RANGER!"
If you've been following this big guy's story, you know that we had a lot of help in rescuing him from the Front Street Shelter in Sacramento.They worked very hard to find a good home for him and eventually found us! Everyone who donated toward the rescue also got to suggest a name for him.
After about a week of watching him bound about, wrestling with his new friends and loving on everyone, it was almost a unanimous decision - this teddy bear is a "Ranger" for sure! The name was suggested by Angelica McCaw from Sacramento. "My 11 year old daughter Alexandra actually gave me the name." says Angelica. Well Alexandra, you were right on the nose! Thank you! They will be visiting Wolf Connection Ranch, Ranger, and his new friends soon.
Again, thank you everyone for helping with this rescue. With your generosity, we were able to raise just over $1800 which helped cover for all of the travel expenses, materials and labor costs for our beautiful new and improved enclosure for him, and all of his food. We are so grateful.
He is an absolute love and quickly proving that he has star potential! After getting him to the ranch and having time to assess his behavior as well as physicality, we estimate him to be somewhere between 10-12 months old! Just a pup! He's up to eating a pound and 1/2 of raw meat in the morning and 4 cups of holistic kibble with extra vitamins and nutrients in the evening to help his puppy muscles and bones grow. He has that gangly slender puppy body right now and it's adorable to watch him trip over his own feet when he's playing with his new friends. We'll be posting video very soon.
We thought it would be fun to share all of the names suggested! So - here it goes...
Gandolf Hermoso ("Beautiful One")
Big Guy Dakota (Sioux for "friend" or "ally")
Snow Samoset (Algonquin for "He Who Walks Over Much")
Shadow Hjelte (Norwegian for Hero)
Majestic TaTonka ("Buffalo")
Lobo Takota (Sioux for "Friend to Everyone")
Professor Lupin Orion (of constellation of the big dog)
Zeus Fenris (Scandanavian mythology, giant powerful wolf)
Moose Akela (name of the alpha wolf in The Jungle Book)
Teton Krypto (Superman's dog)
Hazy Herald (messenger of peace)
Yuri Kane (Hawaiian for strong, regal, male)
Kimba Francis (- of Assisi, also known as a gentle giant)
Shylo Grey Wind
Derek Adahy (Cherokee for "Lives in the Woods")
Gus Huey (as in Baby)
Boromir (Bo for short) and yes, someone even suggested "Tia Torres!"
Thank you again for your support and wonderful ideas!
Stay tuned for more updates on Ranger!