I don’t know how coyotes do it…

Summer has arrived! Temps over 90o, cloudless sky with sun beating down like a weapon. We’ve been hanging around indoors – nice to have a couple of ceiling fans now that can stir the hot air around – but I could no longer put off an outdoor chore. I’d normally have done it this morning but I had to bake bread this morning before it got too hot.

I got up and was obviously going outside, and Tobie agitated to come with. Seeing no reason not, I brought him along but we had to turn back to the cabin because as soon as his tender pawsies hit loose sand he started practically hopping up and down for pain. I can’t feel it unless I kneel down, then it burns me through my thin pants. So the poor guy didn’t get his unscheduled afternoon walkie – but he really didn’t complain when I brought him back home.

Little Bear was the same way. I suspect it’s just because they spend so much time indoors, like why people who wear shoes all the time don’t get calluses on their feet. Or maybe coyotes just shade up and sleep through the afternoons when it gets hot.

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6 Responses to I don’t know how coyotes do it…

  1. Tree Mike says:

    Calluses and getting used to it, that’s all.

  2. Joel says:

    Yeah we talked about those just this morning but I don’t believe Tobie would put up with them.

  3. Mark Matis says:

    Well if he wouldn’t put up with them, get a cheap pair and let him get some exercise getting them off!

  4. Anonymous says:

    There was a sled dog up in Alaska, who would go bring his booties to his people whenever he wanted to go outside. Might be worth a try.

  5. jrg says:

    Hot as a warm skillet from sunlight – yes, that makes sense. Funny how cats don’t appear to have the same, they go whereever they damn please. Including over windshields with dirty paws.

    No wonder Egyptians worshipped them – cats behaved as Gods since St. Peter was a Corporal.

    My dog has a coat that is solid black. Avoids direct sunlight – mebbe she has vampire blood ? Walking in late morning – early afternoon wears her down much faster than early morning – late afternoon.

    Coyotes are tough, no doubt about it. They sings songs about their feats too.

To the stake with the heretic!