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Had a coyote runin yesterday and it reminded me of this adventure back in 2006, so thought I'd reshare. Although yesterday's adventure did NOT involve snow...

I have been a bit stressed. Stressed and anxious and generally a bit of a prize to live with. Except not. So the other day after everyone left for work/school, the dog convinced me to go out for a long walk in the woods. Sounds peaceful, right? Yeah, keep reading.

We were about a mile into it, on a secluded, isolated trail on over 75,000 acres of protected forest land when Ashes did it. Growled really low in her throat. Sort of like "hey mom, there