Monday, July 6, 2009


We live in beautiful neighborhood in the Hills of Claremont with a beautiful view of the Mountains and Hills. Although with this beauty come some downsides....Fires ! and wildlife...and I mean wildlife...we have had bears and bobcats and raccoons and of course every night COYOTES !!! I just hate to heard this morning I was up earlier than usual and let my little Duchess out..she went out and wondered around, I went and got online to check my email when I heard her barking , now this is not anything new for her but something just did not sound right, kinda of like when you hear your child cry when they get hurt...anyway I ran out only to see a COYOTE chasing her on my patio! Now we have a large back yard so for them to be that close to our back door is weird, but anyway I opened the door and ran SCREAMING...GET OUT as loud as I could chasing it (I knew it would be scared and run) and of course my little Duchess was running right behind it barking!!! Well it ran and jumped over the fence and I grabbed my Duchess and ran back into the house! My husband came down stairs asking "what is going on" me in tears and shaking holding my soaking wet little Duchess....trying to tell him that I just chased away a COYOTE! Good ending though Duchess is fine and I did not find a mark on her anywhere..but of course now I am afraid to let her outside (I guess I will have to go out and do COYOTE watch in the morning now!!!!


Karen said...

OH NO!!!!!
What a good thing you were home!
Now will you believe me that you cannot leave her out all day long alone? It's summer, they are thirsty, and they've depleted their spring food source.
>:o (that is me with a frown on my face shaking my finger at you.)
Poor Duchess. But I do have to laugh. It would've been a sight to see with that coyote running helter skelter outta there and Duchess chasing him right along! :)
I'm glad all is well. Where was Lola? She'd've let him have it!!! :)

Cheryl said...

How scary for YOU!  I'm so glad to hear that Duchess is OK. I used to always walk out with my Roxy at nighttime, because shortly after we moved in to our home (a number of years ago), someone had a bobcat in their backyard and we always see coyotes walking down the street at night.  I'm glad it all turned out OK!  Now you just have to train Duchess not to chase coyotes!  (lol)See you next week!  XOXO

Tamerie Shriver said...

OMG! I am so glad this story had a happy ending. The only wild life I have to contend with here in Coronado is possums. And they don't bother my cat (though they do eat her cat food) and my cat could care less about them. Anyway, Duchess is one brave dog!

Maija said...

OMG!!! That is totally insane! In the morning???? I worry at night, but never during the day. I'm so sorry for your scare, but I would have loved to see you chase down that coyote!
Two nights ago I saw Scout acting weird on the back patio- pacing and stuff- so I sent Al outside, and there was a HUGE owl on our FENCE watching her! WTF? Is this the wild west?!?!

Valarie said...

We have similar problems where we live. I am glad that your doggy is okay. I love your blog. Have a lovely day. xxoo Valarie

Bryanna said...

OMG!! THANK GOD you got her. How scary. I have 3 little dogs and I know how that is. God bless her... kisses to Duchess.

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