Is that a dog? What the?

Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays? Extra credit if you know what movie that came from.

I hope wherever you are today, you’re not dealing with mountains of snow. That stuff just looks nasty. I mean, it’s white and pretty and all, but it just looks mean and nasty.  Well, unless you’re 10 years old and your school is closed, then I’m sure it looks like a little slice of heaven.

If it makes you feel any better we did get some pretty cold weather here.

cold in florida
I got up early Saturday morning to run but the high was in the thirties so I waited until after 8am to get out the door. I managed 9 miles and had no migraine later in the day so I’m pretty happy about that but I won’t lie, it was cold.

running in cold temps
Worse than the cold was the wind. We had gusts of up to 40 miles an hour and twice it blew me off the sidewalk, literally, all kidding aside.  Running into a headwind of 30-40 miles an hour is no joke. I was exhausted after that.

Of course, there is no rest for the weary and I spent the next 8 hours cleaning my house, because I knew we had somethings to do on Sunday and it had to get done. Sometime around the 7 hour mark (and I really mean 7 straight hours of cleaning), MacGyver decided it would be a good idea to finish a project he started around 3 years ago and he started cutting holes in the ceiling.

After he finished with his project, hand to God I swear, he looked me dead in the eye and said, ‘you can go ahead and clean all that mess up now’.


And you can go ahead and write your will now!

He’s still alive, but it’s a miracle.

Sometime around 9pm my neighbor texted me to tell me not to let Hank outside by himself because….

she had just seen a coyote running toward our house.  a. coyote.  As in Wile E.

coyote what?
I kid you not.  We have ourselves a coyote!

Then I got another text from her telling me another neighbor had also seen it.  So MacGyver and I rewound our security camera footage, and holy shit y’all we have a coyote in the neighborhood.

635780182435136123-coyotes(Not my picture but this was in out county, click on the image for the source.)

That shithead ran right past our house and even stopped to peer in the front door!  And he wasn’t small either, he was probably around 60 pounds!

I was going to take a picture of the security cam footage for you but it was filmed at night so it was hard to see but then I figured I’d just google pictures of Florida coyotes. Imagine how surprised I was to see this article first thing. Apparently coyotes are a thing here in Pinellas County, who knew?  Stay tuned for this developing story….And don’t worry, Boomer is protecting Hank.

On Sunday morning I got up and ran a frigid 3 miles before packing up the car.

florida bridge

It may look nice but it was cold!

MacGyver and I got the dogs in the car and headed on down to Venice, which is where we are now. We’ll be here for the next several days getting some things done and visiting the parents. It’s still a bit cold but Tuesday is supposed to be in the mid 70’s so I think there may be some boating in our near future. At least there aren’t any coyote’s out on the water, at least, I don’t think there are.

Have you ever seen a coyote before?  I’ve seen them but never real close
Do you know anything about them?  Tell me what you know, please
What movie did that opening line come from?

10 thoughts on “Is that a dog? What the?

  1. I may have seen a coyote before. Can’t recall, though lol

    Yeah it was really cold Sunday…and I think I prefer running in the heat. Not sure my muscles really warmed up!

  2. We have a Coyote in the woods behind out house. When it howls Luci imitates it. It’s kind of cute, but a little creepy too.

  3. Office space, obv.

    I saw SO MANY coyotes when I lived in Los Angeles and ran in Griffith Park. They don’t bother humans (at least those in that park didn’t) but small dogs were pretty fair game for them. Aw there was one heat wave we were running during, and the pack of hyenas were just sleeping in the shade of a tree. Kind of cute.
    There is also a mountain lion in Griffith park. Little bit scarier heheh.

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