Last night the Commander and I went out to check on the animals, he was worried that someone would be down with a case of bloat because when he put the animals away he saw a few too many hay bellies.
The moon was full and as we walked to the first barn a long wolf howl echoed in the distance. It was soon answered by two other wolves who called from different locations, all surrounding our place. It was a bit odd to hear a fourth call that was obviously a coyote, one would think they would keep their yaps shut with all the wolves about.
The wolf calls make sense from one perspective, for when our neighbor came over Sunday he alerted us that he had just seen a wolf dash through a field between our properties. He said it was one of the largest wolves he has ever spotted around here.
I am now a bit scared to let the animals out into their pastures during the day while I'm away for work. I can't leave the dogs out as they would just be snacks if a wolf came across them. They just started wolf hunts in Minnesota this year, would it be bad if I hoped someone would thin the pack that seems to have moved in around here?
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