The Last Walk to the Hay Bale

3 Jun

It is hay-cutting time in these parts, and bales have been scattered behind our house. The other evening, Daisy and I took a walk to one of the bales, and I took this picture.

It was posted on social media, and a lot of people liked it. However, my wife was not happy. She said that Daisy should not be that far from our house because a coyote might get her. We have seen a few of them around here, and we have to be diligent when Daisy is outside. Honestly, I did not think about that when Daisy and I walked to the hay bale. It was daylight, and I was with her.

Later that night, I took Daisy out before bed. A siren could be heard going down the nearby highway. As the siren faded away, we heard the howls of coyotes not far away. The siren had stirred them up. When I say that we heard them, I really mean it. Daisy looked at me and did her business as fast as she could. Like a flash, she was up the steps and at the door.

In other words, we will no longer be walking to hay bales.

5 Responses to “The Last Walk to the Hay Bale”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong June 3, 2019 at 03:20 #

    We often spot coyotes in our driveway or backyard. They do not jump the fence and we have fixed the fence where it was insecure. But we also have raccoons, bobcats, and fishers … and they are all carnivores — as well as eagles and some pretty big hungry hawks. Now, they’ve spotted bear tracks nearby. We are getting increasingly countrified. Im just hoping the bears stay far away. The price of one single bear-proof trash bin in half a year of social security!

    • Rick June 3, 2019 at 03:33 #

      I can handle most things, but the bears need to stay away.

  2. Cindy Bruchman June 3, 2019 at 13:52 #

    Your Daisy is petite. I walk Bear who is a German Shepherd and when the coyotes start yapping and yipping, it makes my skin crawl. I would be hurrying home, too!

    • Rick June 3, 2019 at 18:57 #

      It’s scary. There have been a few people in town who have had their dogs taken away.

      • Cindy Bruchman June 3, 2019 at 19:24 #

        Cats don’t live long in my neighborhood.

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