Today, though, he lost his spot to Matilda (she is still the leader – until he grows up) because Louie and I were
putting up a couple of strands of electric wire on top of the wire mesh and wood posts that enclose their barn yard. I hear coyotes can jump over 6-foot fences, but with one hot and one ground wire, any coyote that is trying that trick will get zapped. Nobody said if it is guaranteed that the zapped coyote then jumps back and out, unfortunately. What is he falls into the Barn yard?
The mind is an interesting thing….
None of this would have happened without the help of my darling Louie, and my dear friend Marsha in San Francisco, who passed away on August 14. She had planned it that way, and although it broke my heart, I had to honor her, her courage and her wisdom. Marsha gifted me financially for this (“Hah! If I need f..ing money where I am going, I might as well come back as one of your lambs next spring”).
She asked me to name one sheep after her,hence the sheep named Marsha. The human Marsha was so happy when the ovine Marsha emailed her to let her know she was home in her new place now. She (the human) said, “We look alike”. And they do, strangely enough. I don’t think I will ever remember Marsha without gratitude for her love, appreciation for her prickly pear wisdom and pain in my heart at her loss.
Louie, dear, dear man and my partner of 15 years, picked up the hammer and the saw and just built the damn thing. That’s Louie. He just gives of his soul and energy, and never asks ”Am I getting something in return for this?”
We just realized Coffee was born on Louie’s birthday this year, so Louie is feeling a special bond with the little guy.
Well, we worked all day today (“working hard for your lamb chops, dear?”) and most of it is done. But I need to run a strand of barbed wire or another strand of electric at the bottom of the fence, because coyotes dig under fences.
Today is my birthday, too. Wow! 58! I feel so gifted with all that I have here, and all who I have in my life.