Atka never fails to thrill adults and children with his trademark rock star, nonchalant attitude. But when a visiting ambassador started to gain the attention of Atka’s fans, our Ambassador wolf felt pressure to turn up the charm. We invited our feathered friend, Virgil the Turkey, to join our Saturday morning program as a special treat to open the holiday season. Virgil was amazing. He marched around outside our classroom wowing the crowd with his dynamic hairy snood.
Because WCC guests were still abuzz with “Virgil fever” by the time they reached Atka’s territory further up the hill, Atka literally performed a song and dance to crush the competition. At program’s end, Atka needed his beauty rest. I wonder if he realizes he need not perform to impress his fans, he’s pretty magnificent even when deep in sleep.