The New Skye
From W.O.L.F. Staff Jillian Depperman
As we reflect on 2019 at W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, our thoughts jump rapidly to Skye. It is hard to believe that she has been with us for less than five months, as her involvement in everyday life at the sanctuary has become so normalized that it is hard to imagine not having her there to “redecorate” the cabin or sprawl across the floor after a meal or bark at “Ovenwulf” when she decides to make an appearance. It is hard to imagine our lives without this mischievous little angel.
Of course, Skye nearly wasn’t here with us at all. Upon arrival with her life-threatening herniated diaphragm, it seemed quite possible that Skye would not make it through that emergency surgery, but she did. Ten short days later, she had three grand mal seizures, at which time, many of us began to wonder if she wouldn’t make it through. However, she once again proved us wrong as she recovered. A month went by as we all held our breath before we had to rush her in for another lengthy stay at the hospital due to another grand mal seizure and the eventual realization that she likely had Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Miraculously, Skye made it through even that mysterious condition.
Skye’s will to live is something to behold. Most animals could not have survived what she has, and to our greatest pleasure and amazement, she is thriving. For months, she has appeared to be medically stable. Occasionally, she will give us a scare when she behaves oddly for a day or two, but her diet, medications, and supplements seem to be controlling her conditions well. She is enjoying life, which is all we could want for this girl, who so deserved to leave her neglectful and abusive past behind and start anew.
Today, Skye is a completely different animal from the thin, scraggly, supposedly-blind animal who arrived in August. Her coat has filled in beautifully, she has gained weight, and her personality has blossomed into the naughty girl we all know and love! She is nearly unrecognizable from how she looked when she first arrived at W.O.L.F. Her transformation has been nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Skye has reached a level of stability such that we have decided to discontinue Skye Watch. We will still be featuring her on our social media pages, but she is doing so fabulously that she fortunately is not giving us much to report. We hope that you have enjoyed reading all about our wonderful Skye. We look forward to featuring her soon in our Valentine’s Day fundraiser, so make sure to watch for your opportunity to purchase a Skye heart decoration soon!
We want to take this opportunity to express our most sincere appreciation to everyone who helped Skye throughout her journey to stability. If not for our wonderful supporters, Skye would not have the life she does today, and we are forever grateful that she is thriving and loving her life at W.O.L.F. Sanctuary.