Before I let Samson say anything, I want to welcome two new followers to my blog: Gerry and Chris. Congratulations, Chris, you are my 50th follower! You don't get a prize for this, but you made me very happy. I love to get new followers, I love comments, and most of all I love the new friends I have met through my blog. I had no idea this was possible. I also enjoy looking at my flag counter and seeing that people from all these different countries have visited here at one time or another. OK, Samson, it's all yours.
On Saturday, Daddy took me up to the ranch to see Mommy and the rest of my pack. About time, as far as I'm concerned. The first night I was there, we had some excitement! A lot of strange noises came from outside our bedroom window. It sounded like a bunch of little kids squabbling and every now and then someone let out a howling noise. Daddy thought I should learn about the wild animals, so he took us all out in the dog-run and there we stood and listened. Of course us dogs used our noses too but I've already figured out Daddy doesn't even know what his nose is for, if he even knows he has one.
But he knows a thing or two about wildlife and when he said those animals were coyotes, I got a little bit wiser. I was a little scared at first, but Angel and Soldier were barking like mad and I thought the coyotes would get scared and run away. But they didn't. They stayed for a long time and squabbled and yack - yacked like a bunch of chickens. I never got to see them, so I don't know what they look like, but I figure they must look like some kind of dog. They smelled bad too, not like a regular dog. I guess that's how wild dogs smell.
You know, my breed, the Samoyed, comes from Siberia. That's in Russia where it gets very cold and snowy. I heard they have an even bigger howler there, called a WOLF. I bet these coyotes would be real scared if they met up with a real Siberian wolf.
Hmmm…I think I just got an idea!! Wait a minute, since I'm from Siberia, maybe I can howl too.
That's what I thought and then I got started.
And once I got started, I had so much fun! So I howled some more. You just open your mouth wide, take a deep breath and let it out with a big sound to go with it. I don't really know where the big sound comes from, but you could try it.
Angel and Soldier were so surprised looking. Look at Soldier! He looks like he can't believe what he just heard. But then, you know, they don't know how to do anything but bark those two.
I'm a happy boy here. Just you come back you old coyotes and you will hear some real Siberian howling. Now that ought to scare you away.
Posted by Samson, the Samoyed Pup
A PS from Mommy
Samson, if only you had been here yesterday. The cutest coyote pup came in our yard and it wasn't even really scared when the dogs barked. I tried to take some pictures so you could see what a coyote looks like, but it was way down in the field.
Hope you can see it a little.
Here it's howling too, but your howl was much better. Promise!
Samson: It's very pretty, Mommy – Is it a GIRL? xoxo
Mommy: Oh, you BOYS!!!