Imagine you are watching me in the wolf cage.
You took the above photo and many more.
You watch me make my 2nd mistake of the day – lie on my back.
I found out that day that wolves like me. Really like me.
You formulate a question and wait until I leave the enclosure.
You ask :
At what point did you regret going into the wolf enclosure?
Looking back, I think it was exactly at the point the first picture was taken.
Ten years before that day
A very strange thing happened to me at work.
I left my id badge on my desk. When I went back to get it, my boss was using it.
He was tracing round my face with his mouse.
That is not a euphemism.
It was a primitive drawing program for the PC. My boss was using the face on my id to test it.
He printed off the work he had done.
This was on a dot matrix printer, so you can imagine how impressed I was.
A good caption can wait
I took that piece of paper with my traced face and added a caption.
I hung it on the wall so everyone would see it as they entered the office.
“Spot the idiot competition.”
No-one understood what I had done or why I had done it.
Yet I predicted with my caption my time in the wolf enclosure many years in advance.
There is a wolf rescue center up near Cripple Creek in Colorado – here it is .
They rescue wild wolves and offer
tours for fools daily feeding tours allowing you to go in with the wolves.
I went in with a fist full of raw meat.
One of those things I didn’t regret but wouldn’t do twice.