I can't apologize.
This is about protecting family and livestock.
|Paddy, born March 2012|
I just have to get this off my chest.
If any one of my readers had been there the day that Cindy Sue was attacked, they would have felt the fear of loosing a loved one to scavengers. I saw the look in those coyotes eyes as they attempted time after time to get underneath Cindy Sue's coat to kill her. Yes, it went through my mind that they could come after me just as easily...that was terrifying in itself, but I had to do what I could to save my girl. God was watching over us that morning.
If any one of my readers had experienced a calf being ripped out of its mother as she was giving birth, they might understand how devastating coyotes can be on the lively hood of a rancher. And it can happen so quickly, the rancher doesn't even have a chance to pull up his gun to shoot the coyote. This happens all the time.
Life at the Rough String is real...as it is at every ranch and farm in America or anywhere around the world. There is good and there is bad.
I don't like taking life, but I WILL protect my family and property.
I appreciate those who understand the difference between a TV drama and real life.