Sis and i spent the morning supporting cavan in his cub scout popcorn sales🍿they did an amazing job, and we're very thankful for all the generous people who crossed our path🙏 since we were at ace hardware, sis lucked out and found a piece of pvc pipe to play with outside. it's the little things😆
Cold, cold nights this time of year in idaho's rockies, but this is where always bringing too many layers pays off. on a random side note, i woke up to wolves howling the first night. there's a whole stack of them here in nw montana, and i've seen a couple over the years, but never actually *heard* them. not to sound trite, but it's both primal and otherworldly.
his passing was painless and peaceful with his family surrounding him. while atka leaves a hole in our lives so big that words can't describe it, his impact on wolf conservation persists and can not be overstated.
atka is an inuit name meaning guardian spirit, and his brilliant spirit lives on in those whose hearts he warmed, minds he opened, and souls he touched.
he instilled compassion, understanding, and awareness to the hundreds of thousands of people he met over his storied career. we will be better and do better because atka lived. he will empower us to continue the fight to safeguard the wild legacy he leaves behind.
thank you, atka. we'll never stop loving you.
a memorial to celebrate the life of atka will be announced later this week.