Canid greetings are the best for raising your spirits! The coyotes, Sadie and Amelia, never let me down. Today it is cool and the park is quiet; the girls heard me coming. I spotted Sadie’s ears through the sage brush and then there she was… a furry mass of wiggling, twisting, grinning coyote as I knelt down beside her. She is eager to lick snout to snout and probably wonders why my nose is so small and face so flat. For a second she freezes, staring nose to nose, and the world disappears as I soak in her golden eyes, trying to absorb every detail of the fur framing her face. With three rapid licks she whirls away in a flash of bushy tail. Coyotes are 100% full on or full off. She’ll be back… and until then I have my smile.
About the Author: Aaron Hibel
Aaron, a native Nevadan, having founded Animal Ark with his wife, Diana, has served as President from 1985 to 1986 and again from 2001 to 2005, and has been Executive Director since 2005. Aaron has been responsible for the design and construction of the Animal Ark facility since its inception in 1981.