An Update On My Old Friend The WolfPosted: April 7, 2012
It’s been more than a year since I wrote my post The Sheepdog And The Wolf. I still hear from readers who want to know how The Wolf is.
I put a few updates on Twitter and answered a few emails about him, but recently I have avoided the topic because I really did not know what to say. I haven’t seen the old guy for a while. Sometimes when you don’t see someone, that isn’t a good sign.
Fortunately that is not the case here.
Given our history in the distant past, I was hesitant to ask about him. Back in the day, when I asked where he was it usually meant the jig was up on something he’d done.
Time has caught up with The Wolf. I gather he’s turned things around. He’s even asked God to bless me and urged me to be careful when we’ve spoken. Back when the jig was up, he used to do the opposite. I think that somewhere deep down it would stress him to know I was asking. I didn’t want that.
But I couldn’t stand wondering. My own concern and curiosity got the best of me and I finally asked someone about him.
It seems The Wolf has had some health problems but has recovered. He still roams his new area, chatting with the business owners and residents as he passes through on his rounds.
In our heyday, it would have bothered me to know he was out there and I wasn’t seeing him just because my timing was off. It’s not our heyday anymore.
I’ll wait until I happen across him naturally. I’ll make sure he knows I’m glad to see him when I approach.
Because neither of us can run worth a damn anymore. We’d just look ridiculous.