I confess I’m still a little put out about the whole “killing Zoe” thing. She was a hell-kitten, but she was my hell-kitten and if I wanted her dead I’d kill her myself. So the local predators, shall we say, broke one of my little rules.
There wasn’t anything I could do about it, of course. Up till today, I assumed an owl took her. There were no fingerprints on it at all, she just disappeared. So vengeance could not be mine.
But now here’s an unusual sequence of events. We’ve lived in the Lair for over a year, and I’ve never detected coyote sign less than 20 or thirty yards from the cabin. But Zoe must have been taken right next to the cabin because she never strayed far, and just a couple of weeks later I’ve got a coyote practically in the yard, on the same corner as the chickens, because it thinks nobody’s home. Coincidence?
Could it be I put a bullet up the ass of the very critter that got Zoe?
ETA: By the way, this was the
murder vengeance weapon.