February 1st 2008 7:42 am
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Yesterday we went for a walk to the beach. The tide was FINALLY out. We've had storm tides for almost a week and even when the tide was out, it was in.
Diggy chased birds back and forth, back and forth, back and forth... Mommy and I walked to the rocks and back. I'm still not allowed off my leash on the beach. I asked, but Mommy said, "No Tommy. You run away." "Blah, blah, blah..." I pouted a bit, and then got over it. There is so much to sniff on the beach, I have fun there anyway.
Last night we were awakened by a terrible screeching howl! I was scared, so I slithered down under the covers. Mommy peeked out the window and saw 3 coyotes! I slithered down even further. Coyotes!? Diggy didn't even wake up. He was dog-bone tired after chasing those birds up and down the beach.
The coyotes, howled and barked and screeched for about 10 minutes, and then they went away. I was glad. Mommy said that coyotes are our cousins. Wolves are our cousins too. Mommy loves wolves.
In fact, today Mommy spent much time this morning writing a letter to Congressman Tom Allen (D-Maine) to ask him to sign on to legislation to keep the gray wolf on the Endangered Species List. She is very upset at the insidious attempt by that President George W. to de-list our cousins the gray wolves. Mommy has been an advocate for the wolves since 1995, when they were just beginning to be reintroduced at Yellowstone National Park. She lived near Yellowstone at the time and remembers watching on t.v. the first wolves go into Yellowstone. She said they were very brave wolves.
I'm a brave wolf too. After I write this, I am going to pretend I am a brave wolf, sneak up on Diggy who I'll pretend is a Yellowstone Buffalo, and steal his bone! Yesterday I stole Diggy's bone and he was so forlorn! Today I am going to steal it again! But, first I think I will take a little snooze. It is such a damp, cold, dreary day with clouds and no sun. We might get some snow. I wonder what the wild wolves do living in all that snow. They are very brave.
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