Had a discussion with a pal. Had coyotes been a potential threat to Little Bear?
(My recently departed dog)
It started the wheels turning… I hate when that happens. 🙂
The short answer is YES.
When we were a “fresh” team, before we hit the “sweet spot” of mutual clairvoyance and cooperation…. He wandered too far on a hike and was “too busy” to respond to my calls.
I kept moving, calling as I walked. He tore back my direction with a large coyote nipping at his heels trying to “hamstring” him. The last “missed” bite was an inch from taking my boy down. He was fast when he was young but coyotes have longer legs than a corgi mix.
The coyote stopped dead at my fierce yell and large arm waving. Mr. Little veered quickly toward me. He brushed my pant leg as he whizzed past and circled to face his nemesis. He barked, looked over his shoulder at me and wanted to chase. “Come on dad, we have him on the run”!
Pardon an old man’s ramble of memories. I tell this tale for a reason.
In spite of this (and many incidents) I often find myself defending coyotes, rattle snakes and wild things.
Many “country folk” where I live think getting out the guns and making war on nature is the only fix.
“Pro life” is a glib bumper sticker that has nothing to do with life.
Most self declared pro life folk aren’t.
Wanton over reproduction is not pro life. “Keep it your pants” is not a solution. Life is bigger than humanity and imposing “statist ” laws about the exact moment God thinks human life needs legal protection isn’t science. It is religion. It is theocracy.
I question if it serves “life”.
Only on the internet will you meet anti abortion folks who oppose birth control because it might fail and lead to an abortion. Freaked me out when I found out how extreme the extremes can be.
The American debate will continue and remain bitter. I actually AM pro life.
Yes, embryos are alive and so is a fetus. The cancer cells that have killed so many of my friends are alive as well.
I will be contacting my Representatives and Senators. I will be starting a Whitehouse.org petition. Raw cookie dough doesn’t get the respect my God tells me it deserves. Every dollop is a potential cookie. I would like to control by law what goes on in your kitchen on your cookie sheet.
Life! Panda bears… polar bears… trees… butterflies, dogs, lizards and flowers.
I am pro life.