The Coyotes And The Stray Cat

The other night when I walked into the kitchen, I noticed something strange on the deck next to the glass patio door.

It was one of the stray cats I feed.

He was scratching at the door like he wanted to come in.

We have 4 stray cats that I feed and give fresh milk to every morning. They rarely come onto the deck more than once a day. And they rarely get within 3 feet of me!

I like to keep them around as they are our only method of controlling the rats and mice that inhabit farms. (We don’t use poisons)

If I feed them, they tend to hang around our farm more which means they catch more vermin.  It’s definitely a win for them and us…

He’s never been in the house. And it’s only been the past couple of months that he’s come close enough to let me pet him a couple of times before moving away from me…

So this was definitely odd.

As I slid the patio door open, the yelping, howling, and barking a pack of coyotes filled the air. It was loud. And I could tell there were a lot of them. They were only a few yards away from the house on the other side of the trees.

No wonder the cat was scared!

I let him in, not knowing what to expect. He rubbed against my legs and let me pet him a minute or so. Then I gently pushed him across the room to another door that goes outside  on the other side of the house.

This way he would be safe. And if a coyote did see him and decide to chase him, he’d have plenty of places to escape.

He stopped a moment on the driveway and looked back at me.

I swear he had a look of appreciation on his face, thanking me for helping him.

It sure warmed my heart to know that I played some role in keeping him safe and happy.

There are times in our lives when we are like my stray cat…

We are nervous, scared, or stuck in a place we aren’t comfortable but we don’t know what to do to get out of it.

Sometimes we just need someone to show us the bridge between where we are and where we want to be.

And that’s what I’d like to offer to you. I’d like to be your “bridge”, just like I was for my stray cat.

Not to try and sell you anything. Not to tell you what to do. But to ask questions and help you discover the answers you already have inside of you.

It’s my way of paying it forward… of showing gratitude and appreciation for all I’ve been blessed with… people, mentors, opportunities, and so much more.

If you need to bridge some kind of gap in your life, reach out. It’s a 30-minute free virtual coffee. No sales pitch. No guilt. No judgment.

Just a friend who might be able to help…

Go HERE to set up a virtual coffee with me. You’ll be glad you did.


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  1. This story really gut home with me today. I hope those coyotes return to the hills and find different prey. I'm glad you paid attention and rescued that stray. No coyotes for me, I'm inspecting that bridge after work tomorrow.

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