It's a good question, not easily answered. Truthfully, I have always loves wolves for their intelligence, pack mentality and ability to survive against the odds. Add to that their breathtaking beauty and I was hooked. Since I volunteer at the NC Zoo, I have been drawn to the red wolves and their fight just to survive. I can also understand wolves and the concept of werewolf better than, say vampires. No offense, but I have a hard time identifying with a species that ultimately considers humans dinner. But, hey, that's my opinion. Obviously I am a minority and that's OK by me. I don't limit myself to wolves, btw. Having read way too much Tolkein and Irish Folklore as a kid, I am also fond of stories regarding elves and other fey creatures. Just be aware that my creations tend to be a wee bit wacky.