Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day and Wolves and Water

Yes I'm hiding...when you scroll down you'll see why

NC State University's mascot is the Wolf...we call ourselves the Wolf Pack.
This handsome trio of very handsome bronze wolves sit on the plaza near the NCSU Bookstore. The wolves stand 5' tall and each weighs about 1,200 lb. The sculptures are by San Diego based artist Michael Stultz...the grouping is called 'woven bronze'. Please click on any of the pictures for a close up of the wolves.

Anytime you see an NCSU wolf one is always howling as in the above picture

or on the prowl looking for intruders such as those sticky sneaky tar heels.
A little wolf trivia. We Wolf Pack fans always have a wolf with us and you can too by doing the following:Press your two middle fingers to your thumb, then raise your index finger and pinkie finger.Now you have a wolf head. By opening and closing you two middle fingers, you can make the wolf howl or sing the State fight song at a ballgame.

This sculpture below, sits in the middle of a very lovely and refreshing

water fountain outside of the Talley Student Center on the beautiful

campus of North Carolina State University.

FYI: In case you haven't already figured it out, we are very loyal
NC State University fans.


  1. You don't need to hide, beautiful Madi, your parents will always make sure you're safe sweetie...Great wolf sculptures!...Happy Memorial Day friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  2. Hi Madi,
    Oh you poor girl, don't worry, you are in safe hands with your mommy!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend...


  3. Oopsssss... Madi
    he looks really scary :(
    Be careful my sweety ......

    Happy Memorial day
    (I was yesterday visiting "Margraten"
    its a village by Maastricht , there is a very
    large American Cemetery (maybe you knows that !!)

    Its only 20 min. from my home !!!!

    Have a nice day
    HUGS for madi
    from Kareltje =^.^=

  4. I wish you coulds have seen my dorky mum making her wolf outta her fingers....hehehehe! Those wolves sculptures are just AMAZING. Do you know how many sculptures there are total?
    My mum was in NC over da weekend and hers thought bout you. Yea, hers went WITHOUT me. I thinks I may need thereapy now.

  5. Oh, my ancestors. The best mascot you can have. :)

    wags, Lola

  6. Oh Madi, we hope you are safe! The wolves do look very beautiful when they are bronze but we don't want to meet any either.
    Thank you for all the info - our mum has now got her fingers stuck together!
    It didn't work with our paws........
    love and kisses
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  7. Great pics! I would never had guessed you were fans....ha ha!

  8. lol - I was making finger

    Our college here is the Norhtern State Wolves.
    Thus the convenience store there called the "Wolf Stop".

    Very interesting info.

  9. The wolves look pretty safe, at least they aren't going anywhere!
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  10. Geez. All I got for a mascot was a Husky! (No. Ill U) You guys get Wolves. Yup, I made a finger wolf and made him "howl"...The sculptures and campus look lovely!
    Have a Happy Memorial Day
    KatMom Trish

  11. *rushing to darling Madi's aid* We'll keep ya safe, Madi!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxx

    Those are some pretty "nifty" wolves.

  12. The wolf sculptures are beautiful.

  13. I would be hiding too Madi :)
    They are beautiful but not as beautiful as you!

  14. Madi--My son goes to a school where the mascot is the banana slug. You would not have to hide around one of those!

  15. You are very lucky to have all 3 campuses near you - and I think they all are wonderfully beautiful!

  16. Hello Miss Madi!

    No hiding for the diva! We know your Mom and Dad will always protect you.

    Those were awesome sculptures.

    Mom said to tell you that she lost her Grandmother in 2002, when she was 92, and it was her funeral where the cloud picture was taken.

    Happy Memorial Day


  17. Madi, are you a fan of those wolves too??? The wolves we have around here are very mean so I always stay close to M.O.M. when we walk up the hills near us where we know they live. Hugs and wags, Mistaya

  18. Hey Madi
    Hows the Diva doing?? I feel so ouuta the loop with my bloggy buddy gone. I think I would hide too but I think you are safe. Very cool schools and very pretty!!


  19. Haha, Madi Sue! I bets you could take on any stinkin' wolf pack, any time you wanted to. They'd just take one look at your diva-ness and fall over in awe!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  20. Those are very scary wolves! I would hid too... and not come out for a long long time! But your mom's pictures are wonderfully nice!

    North Carolina State University looks real interesting!

    PS: My mom has for a long time secretly wanted to work at a university library... but is too chicken to move on from her present job!

  21. Madi, I go hiding with you to PROTECT you from those wolves.
    Or we'll go out dancing with them, what do you think?

  22. Happy Memorial Day to you too! Those are very pretty wolves. Gosh, I never woulda thought you would be in a wolf pack, Madi!

  23. Those are incredibly cool! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. :)

  24. Thanks for the tour, Madi!
    Happy Memorial Day!
    Kisses and hugs

  25. Oh Madi, those wolves do look a little scary but we don't think you should worry as you are always protected. Cindi says if you get too scared she will hide with you.

    Those are really beautiful sculptures. The campus must be a nice place for walks.


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