HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! With my Scotch-Irish heritage, I’ll be speakin’ with a bit of a brogue and/or lilt to me voice and wearin’ a wee bit o’ green. Magical-Dawg offered to help out with the “greening” of the blog. And he’s not taking any blarney from $%^&*(O! coyotes.
That picture on the left isn’t terribly clear, but is a view out my back patio window yesterday late afternoon. Remember the path that little Karma took to find his way to our home? Well, a pair of coyotes trotted down that same pathway, beautiful, elegant–lethal. This one stood looking back at me for several minutes, long enough for me to snap a couple of pictures through the doorway.
Living on 13+ acres in North Texas gives us a close-up view of wildlife. And as much as I admire the hummingbirds and deer, feel aggravation toward the armadillos digging up the roses, and appreciate the raccoons, bobcats, owls, hawks and even snakes, I have a healthy respect for the predators. We share this ecosystem and I can’t fault them for their nature–to survive at all costs. But I also must respect that they can make a snack of my cats and possibly Magical-Dawg if he’s lured out to where several of ’em can gang-attack.
For puppies, small dogs, and kittens, the threat is even more apparent. Be aware that a fenced yard may not offer the safety needed. Pets have been snatched with owners only feet away. You can learn more in this article I wrote for my puppies.about.com site on animal attacks. (It applies to any small pet, including cats.).
Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo writer links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Check out the fun video below, too! For new followers to the blog, welcome! and you can expect more cat and dog specific schtuff later in the week on Wednesday and Friday.
HILARIOUS Book Covers! such as “Castration: The Advantages & Disadvantages” and “The Practical Pyromaniac” (c’mon, gang, hit me with your best/worst potential titles in the comments!)
THIS SATURDAY, 7 pm is the FREE Table Read for STRAYS, THE MUSICAL! at the Honey McGee in Sherman, TX
LET IT GO sung by all sorts of characters–PAW-some!
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