While I was rustling up my second Maple Cappuccino this morning, I heard outside Maybelle with her “Wild Animal” bark….it is uniquely different from the “Hey, my boyfriend Rufio is here” bark or “Is that the UPS guy?” woof. This is the drawn out bark with the kind of howl at the end. We have heard this same bark when Mr Grrrr. (the bear) gets in to the trash. I looked out the kitchen window and I saw her walking briskly down the edge of the road, up above the drive. I grabbed my jacket and headed out, just as I rounded the corner of the house, I spied a good-sized Coyote behind Tori’s car heading down the drive. This is the first time I have actually seen one in the yard. My guess it that Maybelle wanted to keep this bully out of our yard…but perhaps she was running him off for the sake of her two small, relatively, defenseless sisters, Miss Greta and Cracky…both of them together, weigh maybe 16 pounds…what we think would be a nice appetizer for a Wile-E-Coyote.
So Maybelle, Tori and I, thank you for keeping our home safe from wild predators, and other such creatures. Since we gave away your favorite little green couch, you can spend some extra time on the big couch, and as always, you are more than welcome to sleep at the foot of the bed.