Sunday, November 25, 2012
Grateful and Thankful Day 25 - Molly
We had a little bit of a scare this morning at the park.
I got up a little extra early to get her out before church for about 45 min. Lucky for us the park is only about 5 minutes away.
It was a typical trip to the park. Nothing special. We were the only ones there.
Except for the two coyotes that were circling the grounds - that I failed to see.
I got out of the car, opened up the back to let Penny out (just like I always do), but this time she took off running.
I thought she was going after squirrels (they are her new obsession).
When I turned and looked, I saw that she was on the move towards TWO coyotes. TWO! And they were much bigger than her.
I yelled her name. I quickly followed it with a "MA'AM!"
And she stopped.
My good girl stopped. Hackles were up, she was growling.
She was trying to protect me, I could feel it.
Then the coyotes scampered off. (Only to continue to watch us from on top of the ridge -freaky!)
It was quite a morning. And I never want to have another one like it. It could have had a much different outcome.
So today I am grateful and thankful for Penny's obedience.
And we won't be making any more "early" park trips. At least not alone.
Next time I'm packing my pepper spray.