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Money, Money, Money & Dogs

November 14th, 2014 at 03:39 pm

Sold two goats yesterday. Paid off the tires, saved $50 for grain, and have $90 to send to the credit card. Plus less goats I have to feed over winter. Just have 5 more to be picked up.

Also getting paid the first car payment today. Not sure how much I'm getting, but I hope to send it all to the LOC.

Something scary happened this morning! The biggest coyote I've ever seen walked right up in broad daylight. It was sticking it's nose through my fence, while the goats and I were standing only 20 - 30 feet away. Kuzco the dog was on the other side of a building eating.

I started screaming and flapping my arms to chase it away. But it just stood there and looked at me. I yelled for Kuzco and he came running. He went after it immediately, but it was the strangest thing. The coyote thought he was playing? It bowed down, wagged it's tail and jumped around a few times like a puppy does. Eventually it got the message and ran off.

Juno the younger puppy is much scarier. She was in a different pen, but she was barking, and snarling. Her voice is much deeper than his.

I hope it doesn't come back. The does will be fine with Kuzco, but the bucks are on the other side of the farm alone and out in the open. So I moved them to the pen next to Juno. If it got in there with them they wouldn't be protected, but I'm hoping Juno barking would scare it off.

Juno has been very bad lately. She is very unpredictable, and will hurt the goats if given the chance. I really hope she matures and calms down, and we can break her of that. Kuzco chased them as a puppy, but he never actually attacked them like she does. Only time will tell.

3 Responses to “Money, Money, Money & Dogs”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yikes, that is scary. Could it have been a coyote/dog hybrid? Maybe somebody's pet, and that's why it thought Kuzco was trying to play?

  2. klarose Says:

    Honestly it was so big I thought it might be a wolf/coyote hybrid. But I don't think any wolves have been spotted in my area.

    Looking up picture, it does indeed look like a full coyote, but it sure was the healthiest looking one I've seen. Usually they are kind of scraggly and skinny. But this one was plump. It was very pretty.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Well if it was plump, then for now at least it doesn't seem like your goats would be in danger. Although it's strange it would come so close if it wasn't hungry.

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