Intrepid Cat vs. Playful Coyote

Addendum: This posting should be a lesson to everyone that cats are not safe unattended out-of-doors. This story has an unexpected twist which is amusing because it is unexpected. Small pets will inevitably encounter other animals, be they coyotes, raccoons or dogs, all of whom have their own agendas which you cannot predict, and they will encounter other dangers, such as traffic which could threaten a pet’s life. Please keep your cats indoors and only let them out if you can supervise them.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindie
    Oct 08, 2017 @ 18:22:51

    Oh my gosh. This post really moves me on so many levels! It’s so sweet and so sad. It’s so predictable and yet unpredictable. Who would have thought a coyote would want to play with a cat. That really tugs at my heartstrings. Wildlife and wilderness always surprise and amazing me. I love the mystery.

    Along those lines I also deeply feel the sorrow of death, and at the same time I stand in awe of it, knowing that we are all born to die, and that death is a state of transformation on the wheel of life, death and rebirth. Still, I’ve lost so many cats to cars . . . And I have picked up many coyotes from the road (in all stages of decay) who were killed by cars, to offer dignity in their death, and to return them to the soil. This post is a reminder of those losses I endured. All I can say is that animals move me and I feel deeply because of them. For that I am grateful.

    Thank you for the stories and photos.


    • yipps:janetkessler
      Oct 08, 2017 @ 18:29:40

      Thank you, Cindie, for your incredible sensitivity to all animals and for honoring them by treating them with dignity when they die. I love your comments. Janet

  2. Dan De Vries
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 02:35:33

    Coyotes don’t kill cats. People do.


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