Monday, May 06, 2013
I have been living where I am for almost seven years. It's a heavily populated area with it's share of possums and skunks in the evening but I have not seen coyotes near the house.
None of the houses in our subdivision have fence-in yards so I have to take our yellow lab out on a leash. During the daylight, we walk out there with her without a leash. She's good about staying near us. Until.....
...she sees a skunk or possum at night. Then our loving, 70lb lap dog turns into a bad-ass! Knock on wood we have not been sprayed by the skunks and one night I was able to make her come back to me when she pounced towards a possum I didn't see and I lost my grip on the leash.
This weekend, we came close to three coyotes close to our house within a 24 hour period, all of them during daylight hours and all while DH was out of town!
One of them was yesterday afternoon. I walked with my dog off the least around the back of the house. As we walked back toward the house, the coyote came out of nowhere, darted in front of us and headed to the front of the house, our mild-mannered yellow lab hot on it's tail.
I stopped breathing but managed to scream for her to come back and took off running behind them. What a sight I'm sure! I can hear the radio announder now.... "aaaand coming around the bend now is Wiley Coyote and following in close second is Riley the lab closing in fast and wait, what's this, a last-minute contestant trying to make a name for herself, it's Kelliebean bringin up the rear...."
By the time I got to the front of the house she had turned around and was heading back. I guess she figured she showed that thing who's boss in her backyard and was done running. I needed CPR!
I wonder how many calories I burned in the frightening 10-second run to the front of the house to see if she got mauled or not???! Feets don't fail me now!
I definitely need yoga tonight!!!