Re: Winged Wolves
Hi. New to this forum, as I'm usually on werelist.
I'm a winged canine. As far as I can tell at this moment, I am mostly a canine that is under canis, dingo looks the closest to how I feel. My wings are avian, connecting at/behind/near (I can't tell exactly) my shoulders and down near my hips. My tail is long, narrow, flexible, and moves unlike what I expect any canine's tail to move. I think there's a tuft of fur at the end, like a lion's, but I'm not sure of this. I have no easy quick name for what I am, since I cannot go around saying I am a "winged dingo with a lion tail." ...Really, I'd be dismissed instantly. (Ha-inu and semargl are names I like to use, but those are for my own sanity.)
That having been said, I identify as a therian. While not a creature of earth as we know it, I'm still a non-sentient animal thing. So I identify with therians.
My wings are not symbolic. I'm not grounded with wings. I'm a creature with instincts that involve flying, taking off into the air, using my wings for balance, using my wings for stopping after a run, landing, gliding, turning while flying, etc. I think like a winged quadruped. I find myself calculating a way to get into the air every once in a while (what to jump on, where to aim for so that I wont hit wires or things, I live in the suburbs and visit the city frequently.) Also my wings are not always on my back, like I believe symbolic phantom wings are. My wings are sometimes on my arms, forcing my phantom forelegs to come out of my chest.
My personal theory on my own otherkin-ness/therian-ness involves the Multi-universe theory and fifth dimensional weirdness. I believe that my theriotype/species exists on an alternate Earth. On this Earth vertebrae evolved to be mostly six-limbed instead of mostly four-limbed, anything else with less would have lost them like whales or snakes. I also wonder if the air is thinner, or the planet's mass is smaller, because some of my shifts involve me feeling very light, as if a wind could blow me away.
Of course this is just an idea that makes the most sense to me. It's completely possible for it to be from a hybridization of several different animals, but it doesn't make sense to me or match up with my shifts.
Not exactly from a winged wolf (anymore, I used to identify as a winged red wolf.) But there you go.