07/20/2006: "Romeo's Bleeding"
I just read in our local newspaper the Juneau Empire that the body of Romeo, our beloved celebrity black wolf, was found (illegally) shot dead off of Thane Road.
Romeo was often seen out near the Mendenhall Glacier during the winter and people would let their dogs play with him. There was a controversy last winter when a man claimed that Romeo ate his weiner puppy but the claim was unsubstatiated.
They are doing genetic testing to verify that the black wolf is Romeo, but how many jet black wolves do you figure live in Juneau? My heart feels truly broken.
Photo courtesy of Brian Wallace at the Juneau Empire