Cover photo: Ever wake up in a strange environment and ask your self; O man, Oman Oman Oman, did get in a car accident, why am I strapped down to the bed, what are all these tubes, l mean look at all these tunes, I have one in every slot but my eyes & ears, I'm freezing, why is there a soap opera on tv I don't do soaps, is that ozone I smell, whats all the beeping, chirping, whosh-thump, whose-thump over and over, wheres all the chatter and laughing commmg from what was that a tornado or a toilet flush, what's that in my throat stopping me from swallowing, am I drowning what's gurgleing, why is it so bright, whos's banging all that metal, what day is it, what month is it... where am I?... "Hi Steve, you're in ICU - Shock -Trauma. You've been very ill but you're going to be ok."
Lucy as a puppy. Part miniature Doberman part Chihuahua. Now 8 years old. She is still happy and playful. She appointed herself the pack "announcer." Anyone comes, anyone goes, she'll let us know about it.
A sleepy Lucy today. That's her, you talking to me look.
Being a cell phone shot, it's hard to judge size, about the size of a very skinny East German Shepherd. The grass in the background stands over 4 feet tall. It was the biggest Coyote I had ever seen. It weighed twice what it should, was taller and much longer than a Coyote and it's paws would have filled most my palm. I showed the picture to a Park Ranger and she excitedly informed me it was a rare half Wolf and half Coyote. Only two others were known to be in the Park at the time. The Park service requested a copy of the picture from my cell phone and exact location so they could find it, fit it with GPS collar to study its territorial coverage within known wolf territory. All to better protect them. Odd but "Coyo-Woves" are loaners. Very very rare for both Coyotes and Wolves. It is believed natural selection limits their breeding.