Don’t let her gray face fool you.

Ginny may have a few years behind her, but she isn’t afraid to chase off a pack of coyotes, as she’s done twice in the last week.

Back in my travelling days she got in the habit of sleeping in the house at night.  But even while inside she pays attention to what’s going on outside.  Twice in the last week she’s awakened us, alerting us to the presence of coyotes near the barn.  In both cases we let her out and her barking moved them along.

When a coyote was attacking our chickens in the daylight a year or so ago, Ginny took it on, chasing it into the woods and away from the chickens.

She’s learned which animals are allowed on the farm and which are not.  She never bothers the chickens, but when she spotted a wild turkey stealing food from their coop she ran it off with zeal.  She takes on raccoons, possums, and groundhogs whenever the opportunity presents itself.

She’s a loyal and noble animal.


6 comments on “Ginny

  1. What a sweetie and what a loyal and trusted friend. I love that she knows what to do. Good girl.


    • Bill says:

      That she is. 🙂
      Once Cherie was walking with her and she spotted a bunch of crows in one our gardens. She looked up at Cherie, asking permission. Cherie told her, “Go get them Ginny!” and she bolted after them. Now she knows it’s OK to chase crows. 🙂


  2. Our elderly Blackie has never had to deal with coyotes thankfully, but still gamely takes on eagles, ravens and turkey vultures – her bark is as good as it ever was, and she seems to forget in the initial adrenalin surge that she’s got an old body, because the mad dash is that of a young dog. It’s the hobble back that gives her away.


  3. Dee Ready says:

    Dear Bill, Ginny is truly a love. Such loyalty and devotion. I live with three cats but when I read stories like Ginny’s I understand the saying, “Dogs are a man’s best friends.” Peace.


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