The local coyotes

I have mentioned our local coyotes before, I think. But their presence always surprises me: this is not the Wild West. This is Ohio.

They’re howling down the hill now over unknown things. They love this particular area because one of our neighboring couples has miniature horses and donkeys as domestic pets. They have two miniature horses and one miniature donkey. There is a tiny stable in their back yard, which must be well-secured since the animals haven’t become coyote food yet.

What do you do with such pets? Can they really snuggle with you on the couch as you watch television? Will your floors be permanently damaged with years of tiny hoof-marks? How does house-breaking work?

The coyotes are fascinated and make forays into our area most nights. It’s the lure of the unattainable, I guess.