Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Circle of Life (yes, I went there)

Wow, do I feel lazy. I haven't blogged in months. There have been things that have come up that I should have written down but (frankly) I forgot my password and was too lazy to do the reset.

Ok, so now I am back and its a new year and a new season.

I love this time of year. Its cool in the mornings, the afternoons are warm and the backyard is starting to look green again. I am blessed to have awesome neighbors with two border collies and a 3 mile trail (that no one knows about) in my backyard. The trail we hike on is technically in Sunset Valley which is an "off-leash" city. The only time the "kids" have to be on leashes is during July and August because that is when the baby dear are born and the city doesn't want your dog eating the babies.

Now to my point. While hiking in the woods on Thursday after work David and I stopped at our normal "water tree" to give Maya a drink and all of the sudden nature showed itself. There was a pack of coyotes probably no more than 50 feet away. They started going crazy; howling, barking, crying, yelping. We quickly put Maya on the leash (lest she make an attempt to join the fun) and stood and listened. You could tell the pack was moving...quickly. They were hunting and they were on something. The yells got more frantic and louder and stopped.

They caught whatever it was. And (I am sure) death came shortly after that.

Its not that I get sad about the death of an animal, after all it is nature. Had it been MY animal, yes, I would be upset, but that's just the way life goes sometimes.

Needless to say we turned tail and headed home at that point.

Ok, so this blog wasn't real deep, cut me some slack. Now I have to go clean up throw up....we have a sick kitty on our hands.