Happy Valentine’s Day

A rose is examined

Although taken a month ago, today is the day I wanted to post these photos. What a serendipitous find: newly bonded coyotes discover some roses. I took photos, of course, thinking of upcoming Valentine’s Day.

These coyotes might have been less “picky” in choosing their partners than we are — this was the very first guy who came along for her — but the camaraderie, affection, care, and playfulness between this pair are no less intense, as far as I can see, than for our own species.

Coyotes form life-long bonds (’till death do them part)  and both parents raise the young. Love? I don’t know. Whatever it is, whether newfound or long-lived it is always exciting for those involved, and for those watching it! Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and reflect on the fact that humans aren’t the only ones who partake in strong and long-lasting bonds!

Female coyote affectionately grooms her guy

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hilary Cole
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 07:40:36

    Oh how gorgeous… 💖 Happy Valentines Day to them💕🌟 I totally agree that a lot of species, apart from humans!, have lifelong relationships, and I do believe that they feel a special love for their mates. This is shown quite clearly when you see the way that they react with each, and won’t leave their mate, if that mate is hurt. They feel pain and loss as we do. Hopefully this pair will live happily for many years and have wonderful families 💕
    Thanks for the post Janet – it’s lovely..
    Hilary.. 😊


  2. Cindie White
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 07:44:14

    So lovely! Best Valentine’s Day Gift ever. Thank you!


  3. Alex Grossman
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 14:50:57

    What a great gift for us all on Valentine’s Day. Thank you Janet for sharing this and wrapping it up with eloquent beautiful words!


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