No, this is not a pet. It is a wolf on the prowl. I saw it at the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN several years ago. As you may know, wolves are back in North America, which is thrilling to some and alarming to others. The center is one of the world's leading organizations dedicated to educating the public about wolves.
We were safely behind the glass barrier; all the wolves out for the visitors to admire appeared pretty darn friendly. I don't remember the name of this "ambassador wolf". In another picture it looks like smiling! I did my best to make the wolf look menacing, on the prowl in the moonlight. I must say it was fun!
If you send me your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, I may make paintings out of them. How fun is that! At the end of September, I will do a drawing and one lucky person wins a free painting. You can buy the painting anytime, but there is no obligation. Thanks!
Oh, by the way, it's Day Five of Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 Challenge. Only 25 more to go!