The other day I was minding my P's and Q's when I saw something that I truly could not identify.
|And its ears are pointy...could be a deer.|
|But wait, it looks to have a long tail. And yes, a snout.|
I called the animal whisperer, telling him it looked like a hyena but taller--skinny.
He said, "It's a coyote!"
"I knew that."
And that's when I stopped my quest to walk out there to pet the mysterious creature. I've heard them yelping in their groups at night, heard stories about them, watched cartoons about them as a kid, but here it was right before my eyes. A coyote.
I told my mom, thinking she would think I was such a pioneer woman. She said, "Oh yeah? I saw one the other day in my driveway." Geez, I never saw one walking the streets of Nashville. So I guess it's not that special. But it was to me! My first coyote.
Where the wild things are...
And then yesterday, I was in the middle of a stampede.
They were--headed--right--for me!!
|I've never seen cows run that fast. I never did the running with the bulls in Spain, but now I feel like I don't need to. They really can run fast. And here you have to dodge the big bull piles, makes it all the more challenging.|
I was at my in-laws' place. This is their lovely home in the middle of nowhere. Decided to drop by on my way to town.
|Belted Galloway cows. Beautiful beasts. The ass back there got jealous. See the donkey? Man I love how animals have personalities. Except for that coyote.|
|Then I spotted this creature in my yard, doing some kind of mating ritual? Just kidding. Oh my goodness. He would die. Let's all pray he never reads this.|
|He didn't know it, but he was mowing an L in the yard. He is so artistic--doesn't even know it.|
Here's to the wild things! The definition of wild is evolving for me every day. The old wild that I was is not the new wild. High school and college wild vs. natural and free-spirited wild. Wild went from being a bad thing to something I truly aspire to be. Hopefully, we are all in the process of becoming. Truer to our true nature. Wild and free.