My [not so] funny story about the wolf pup quest: I am playing through for the second time. first time was a couple years ago when book II first came out. fought and fought to get from lvl 10 (my last major game save) to lvl 13. On my way to Durnore and I run across the she wolf and her pups. I remember there is a quest, but not the specifics, so I kill the wolf and take all the pups... of course I quicksave before arriving in Durnore and finding the quest failed.
wanted that quest, so I reloaded at lvl 10 and fixed a few other things along the way. Got myself into some new trouble with dehydration, too. But that's a whole other story.