Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Get a gun...Get a gun!

Early the other morning as I was working in my kitchen, I glanced out my window and saw a "Clever coyote" chasing down my favorite hen ...ok ok, they're all my favorite hens...... But this one is probably my most photographed hen ...I even did an oil painting of her!
Isn't she lovely?
The Clever One by Reyes Paintings
Anyway this coyote was big and beautiful just like the one above...but it was after my hen...not acceptable....So I ran out of the house and started chasing the coyote, that was chasing my hen, hollering at the top of my lungs to "get out of here" and at the same time to my husband to "get a gun, get a gun"....I was a bit out of control!!
Believe it or not, this did not stop that determined coyote...It grabbed my hen, with me right behind it...Luckily she got away, only loosing feathers in the tussle. She zipped between my legs, and she ran in the opposite safety.
As that "bad coyote" disappeared into the woods I turned around and saw my husband and my daughter standing on the deck starring in astonishment at what they had just seen. Finally my daughter asked the question: What did you want dad to do with a gun...He couldn't have shot at the coyote ....with you chasing after it!!!
I smiled and answered "Of course not!!! I just wanted him to shoot in the air, to scare it off.
The truth is: That Clever Coyote is like us, he too, is just trying to survive in this crazy world!" (I just don't want him surviving on my hens!!!) ;0
She doesn't look to bad considering all the feathers she lost!
After all the excitement was over, she she sulked off to her nest to lay an egg,
resting her last two tail feathers on the wall.


  1. I had to old my breath when I was reading this story. Luckily, it ended happily. Thank you for using my coyote painting! I grew up in a farm but have been living in the city for the past decade. I miss that lifestyle so much that my wife and I will have to live vicariously through your blog.

  2. Rene,
    Thanks so much for following my blog!!..I am honored!! I too, grew up on a farm and to this day feel like it was the biggest gift my parents gave me! I feel so fortunate to be able to do the same for my kids! Although my farm is considerably smaller, it still teaches the same life lessons.....
    Take care,

  3. Great story with a happy ending (for the hen)!



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