Clinic Stories

A Friend in Need

It is too unthinkable in suburban New Jersey to even qualify as a pet owner's nightmare. Mrs. O let her two dogs out in the back yard in the predawn hours. A motion sensing flood light illuminated the yard as a coyote swooped in, grabbed the Chihuahua and ran off with her in it's mouth. The Jack Russell gave chase, and in true Jack Russell style, yapped in the coyote face until it dropped her sister and ran off. The Chihuahua had minor bite wounds and bragging rights at the bar that Friday night. The Jack Russell received a proclamation from the mayor. The coyote had to undergo remedial predator training.

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