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Oh boy!

Coyotes remind me of drunk soccer hooligans after loosing a game – they come through, wrecking havoc, leaving behind a trail of destruction. At least that is the image I built up in my head after watching one too many nature documentaries. My neighbor’s stories of how the coyotes’ call makes dogs want to follow them and get eaten isn’t a lot of help either, seeing how I have four knuckleheads that do not require any encouragement!

The coyotes visited at 6:30 in the morning today, waking me then the dogs up, and scaring the hell out of all of us!!! Ok, so I am not so sure about he mutts being scared, but their bark sure didn’t sound like a friendly greeting! I am completely discombobulated when I wake up from that deep of a sleep. In my foggy mind I am thinking: cats in heat? But mine are all in the house!? Gah! So the barking starts up right then, and I am telling myself how the dogs can’t have a potty break right now. (We’ll discuss THAT some other time.) The yipping begins again, dogs are going berserk, and I am now wide awake, realizing it’s the coyotes calling! Of course it’s still pitch dark, so I am out of bed in a millisecond, grabbing for my glasses and shoes, yelling at the dogs, running down the stairs! Halfway down I remembered we’ve got some old bottle rockets, so in a frenzy I grab those, a lighter and a can from the recycling bin. Figured the north deck is a good spot, but of course the stupid thing just goes up in the trees – no loud bang follows! Of course by this point the coyotes are probably at the neighbors anyway, which isn’t such a bad thing, seeing how she’s got goats. I am thinking those guys are easy prey. Not a nice thought, I know, but the poor things are in pretty bad shape, so the coyotes taking a weak one or two is just nature’s way of working things out, right?!

At this point I am still scared for Jack and Hammer, also bummed that the dogs and I will not be going on an expedition today. To be continued; must go check on the boys!

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