As a young child I always did school projects on Wolves, and when I was fourteen I took to imagining a very large wolf was accompanying me whenever I was scared, and it helped me to cope with the wilderness/darkness of wherever I was staying. Last summer (I was sixteen), I was staying at the very edge of a remote provincial park, on the coast of BC. There was red tide at the time, so I left my cabin around 1AM and crept out to skinny dip in the bioluminescence and watch the brilliant night sky. It was a beautiful experience, but upon walking back to the big old house I encountered a very large figure at the foot of the stairway. I approached quietly, which probably wasn't a great idea but I was far too cold to wait by the water. This figure was far too large to be a coyote or wild dog, and it just sat and observed me quite peacefully. When I resolved to sprint around it, it simply backed away a few steps and watched me go up into the house. I don't know how much longer it sat there. I've heard about animal messengers and guides but I'm still learning astral projection. I haven't spoken about it since because I expect to be reprimanded and so forth, but if anyone has any ideas about my experience I would truly appreciate it. Thanks!