Some time ago I stumbled upon this site, the Daily Coyote, and I've been a steady visitor ever since.
Here's the envelope sketch: rancher finds a coyote pup whose mother has been shot and killed. Rancher adopts pup and raises it. It's an uplifting story about a relationship between species.
Kink approves and I relate. Kink was separated from his mother at an early age and we have lived with him for nearly two years. Kink is not "just a cat," rather he's an integral part of the family. He's part of the fabric. If you take the time to observe these young critters, and I mean REALLY spend the time to observe, you discover that we have a lot in common. Quite a lot.
The Daily Coyote is a nice, laid back site full of photographs and stories about Charlie's upbringing. Other characters, like the Cat, figure into the narrative, too.
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