January 25, 2011

in it up to his neck

The coyotes are back. We haven't seen or heard them since last winter...until tonight. I took the dogs out, and Derby and Nadia took off for the adjoining field, as always. A minute later, I heard, from the direction of the field, a long, slow, oooOOOOOOOOOOOooooo. The hair on the back of my neck bristled, and I shouted the dogs back to me through the darkness. They'll be going out on leashes after dark until Spring.

I'm not complaining; it's not like we live in the city...we're in their territory. See:

A friend lives here (below) - right IN L'ville - and she saw a coyote in her backyard not long ago. 

In the ongoing battle between man and all the rest of the natural world, I can honestly say it would be okay with me if we don't win. 

But I still don't want a coyote to eat my dogs.

moose molar ring, by Malodora on etsy

 Nature includes all of the universe 
and man is not only a part of nature, 
he is in it up to his neck.
~ N.J. Berrill

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life, in small chunks said...

I agree wholeheartedly. We humans are not as important in the big picture of life on earth, as we like to think we are. Nor should we be. But I still don't want wolves (or anything else) to eat my dogs.

life, in small chunks said...

p.s. LOVE that bedroom pictured below the moose molar ring, that appears to be in a yurt. I could while away many hours there!

boops said...

it may be cold comfort, but we have a family of coyotes living in the conservation area near our neighborhood. one showed up in my neighbor's yard as he (my neighbor) was warming the car to head to work (he leaves at 4 am). and i live a stone's throw away from a subway station!


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