|(Michael Penn/Juneau Empire photo)|
There is a "memorial service" for Romeo today. People are gathering at the entrance of the West Glacier Trail where he was most often seen coming from. This is a a testament to the impact this lone wolf had on the people of Juneau. It's a chance for people to gather and compare stories and bask in the wonderment of sharing their lives with such a magnificent creature.
"Juneau has a history of being kinder to its local animals than a lot of places," according to Joel Bennett, a local filmmaker.
It's one of the many reasons I love living here.