I take it back, I *have* heard Tika howling.
Imagine waking, in your bed, in the dark, disoriented, your Cro Magnon hindbrain taking control and the hair on your neck that you never knew you had prickling--because filling the room, all around you, a sound so deep and full, so high and round, comes the howl of the wolf--a lonesome, chilling, ghostly sound from the dark and untamed forest.
Yes, I've heard her howling.
On more than one occasion, but only in her sleep.
Where does she go, when she leaves this plane of consciousness?