Monday, May 24, 2010

Here's to Super Dewey

I'm sad.  

Our family of 5 has dwindled down to a measly three within one month.

I've mentioned before how our super awesome pup, Dewey, has a ferocious protective side to him, and this time was no different.  Let me back up....

The day of Monkey's birthday party we noticed that Jinx (the cat) had disappeared.  She's not real friendly when there are a lot of people around so we thought she might just be hiding outside somewhere.  She likes to go outside at night, but always comes back in the house in the morning.  After not seeing her for a few days we accepted that she probably wasn't coming back. 

After one night last week, we had a good idea of what probably happened to her.  I woke up around 2 in the morning to Dewey barking like mad.  I got out of bed, walked to the back door to let him in the house and there I saw it.  He was not 10 feet from the back door, fighting with a coyote!  I went to the bedroom, grabbed a gun and woke up JC.  By the time I made it back to the door the coyote had been scared away.  Dewey held his ground in that fight and was just doing his best to protect his family, probably getting in a little ass kicking for taking his pal Jinx away from him as well. 

This isn't the first time Dewey has taken on a coyote.  A few years ago JC caught him fighting with one in the yard and he went out to break it up.  He's been lucky enough to stand his ground and if not come out on top, at least walk away without too many battle wounds.  Unfortunately, this weekend wasn't that way.

Saturday morning I found the poor fella in the yard.  He'd lost a fight with a coyote.  I'm sure the little guy put up a helluva fight, but he was overpowered.  I wish I would've heard him and woken up so I could've helped, but I slept through the entire thing.  The worst part of it all is Monkey just learned to say Dooo-E and kept saying it over and over again that day.  It's incredibly cute and heartbreakingly sad at the same time. 

I think we will deal with our sadness in a productive way.  Who's up for some hunting?

1 comment:

  1. Bonnie Garrett, mourning auntMay 24, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    I'll miss you, Dewitt! He was a good dog. And here's to Jinx as well...any cat with 24 toes has to be pretty awesome. *sniffle*