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Happy Fri-Yay Funday Ya’ll!

I seriously thought I would bring you some amazing history from Filoi House and Garden’s where I entered my Haiku contest today but as I was posting my Wednesday Cat Haiku post, I almost had a heart attack. I was just sitting down to post and my husband ran into the house with guttural shrieks screaming “Hunter, (our Huskey Sheppard) is in a fight with a coyote and ran off after it”.

Hunter, who you might know if you’ve read any of my posts, is as sweet and demure as you see in the pictures I take of him with our cats. It wasn’t always like that but with a lot of training and clear bounderies, he came around and accepted them as part of our pack. He’s 7 and sits around most days and will hike on a cool day but on a hot one, will stop cold in his tracks like a mule. He has a job to do and walking isn’t one of them.

We met Hunter when we were visiting a winery and a dog came out ferociously barking and then wagged it’s tail when we got closer. The next minute she was rolling over for pets and licking our hands. She had 11 puppies and Hunter, who was Nate at the time, was one of them. A puppy wasn’t on our radar but he choose us and we him because he looked just like his mom and we hoped he would follow in his mother’s footsteps. He didn’t disappoint so this wine puppy came home with us and the kids named him Hunter because they knew he had a job to do which was to protect our small 4 legged furry kids.

Our vet said he would get to be 40 lbs give or take but I said “oh no, he needs to be 60 lbs cuz he has a job to do”. I fed that boy prime food and sure enough he is 60 lbs. He is the sweetest dog but don’t cross him or he’ll take you down. We live on just under 4 acres and one day he saw a deer and chased it all the way down to the corner of our property. We were so happy because after our Moluccan Cockatoo, Cinnabar, got eaten by a coyotee on our property, we were sick to death and didn’t want anything to happen to our 2 beloved King Charles spaniels, one of whom is Harry. But when he wouldn’t come on command, we ran down after him and we heard the crying of the deer and saw Hunter’s teeth clenched around his neck and he wouldn’t let up. We literally had to pry his jaw off this poor deer’s neck, who escaped without much damage, thank the lord! It really worried us but our vet assured us he wouldn’t hurt other dogs and he was just faster than most. It happened another time and I’m happy to report the deer have been pretty much non existent. About 8 months ago, 3 coyotes showed up at the top of our driveway and tried to lure him off but he didn’t take the bait. Thank God because if you know anyting about coyotes, then you know they will send a pack after the dog and lure them into their den for dinner.

 As soon as I heard my husband screaming, I tore off my robe, threw on my shoes and ran down the trails with a crow bar and a bell in hand, screaming his name with tears running down my eyes. My friend wondered what the blood curdling screaming was all about when I ran past her house next to the creek. My husband went in the other direction, my son ran after me and I couldn’t hear a word.  My heart was in my throat, adrenaline pumping and I near had a cardiac arrest. The visions in my head were catosrophic and my thoughts kept racing to the stories of people lifting cars off their loved ones simply by their will. But my legs were rubber as much as I tried to defy my human limitations and I even fell a few times. By the time I got back to the house, I was drenched with sweat and tears dripping down my face, scared shitless. I opened our family room door and there he was rolling on the the rug wagging his tail to greet me unscathed without as much a a scratch on him. Thank God! 
The sheriff was there too who had gotten a call from one of the neighbors no doubt and cuffed me for indecent exposure. Honey, let me tell you this wasn’t a pretty sight!  🤣 Ok, kidding there but I need a good to laugh.

I finally sat down to a cuppa published my post had a zoom with a client and then thought I’d research some things on the web. I accidentally pressed a link and a big warning came on my screen saying, call Apple Support right away or your computer will be locked and comprimised. Panicked, as if I hadn’t had enough drama for one day, I called the number who started to take me down the path of no return, just like the one I had just come from. I immediately called my husband who said “hang up immediately”. I didn’t but I should have (sorry hon, you were right) but I did put this guy on hold. He looked up Apple Support which was not the number I had called. I got them on the phone and they confirmed I was getting hacked by this scammer and said “hang up now” which I did. I spent the rest of the day doing damage control, changing passwords etc.  This is all to warn to to NEVER call back a number that poses as Apple Support on your computer. They DON’T leave these messages nor do the call you. Well, duhhhhh….. I knew that or so I thought, but my brain was scrambled from my morning nightmare. And YES, listen to your husband when he says “hang up”!!! Did I say, you were right??!!!! Ok, I’ll say it again. YOU WERE RIGHT! See, I do say it sometimes. I just went brain dead for a minute.
Luckily, I ended my day teaching yoga and coming to my mat, never felt so good.

Today I’m moving pretty slow and my back is pretty wracked. I alerted all the neighbors and got a text from one closest to us that the coyote was at his pool and heading to my house. I thought “sitting at your pool, did you invite him for a swim?” Sure enough he was there when I got to the top of my drive with my crow bar as I screamecd and waved and shooed him away. I ordered a sign which I’ll post as soon as it comes.

I hope he reads cuz I don’t have time for a 3rd job and I’d for sure get arrested if I shot him. Besides, I don’t have a gun, so there’s that.

A Star On The Forehead said “The Cat Haikus are great, but I need some Dog Haikus 🙂”. What a great idea after Wed. so thanks so much for the idea. If you haven’t visited her, do. She has honest uplitfing posts with wonderful quotes and humor. So here you go:

My Dog Haikus

crazy lady runs
after dog and coyote
cat woman roars scram

run scared with crowbar
stop dog and coyote fight
dog fine woman hurts spine

The boys made This up after taking Harry to the office:

lame dog poops in hall
pees on shirt back at office
time to put him down


And a special thanks to Curt who responded to my last post “And you could be Cat Woman Cindy, which made me think of this song. Thanks Curt! Do visit him if you haven’t as he crafts a story incredibly well that always leaves me laughing and wanting more.

Clear sailing looks good for me as I start Friday and head into a well needed weekend. We’ll celebrating my FIL’s 95th Birthday Saturday night who is amazingly vibrant, cognizant and still drives better than most. I hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for visiting and your amazing comments which always lead to something to add to my post. Thanks tons for that.

Blessings,

🙏❤️

Cindy

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nushhe
6 months ago

Cute post Cindy!! I love dogs but kinda hate cats 😊😀 Really loved this post

nushhe
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Hehe 😂

Offshorewriter
6 months ago

I was laughing through out Cindy 🤣🤣🤣. And the lesson from today’s post is: Hang up, hang up immediately!!! 🤣🤣🤣
The dogs look super cute and so is your Haiku’s. 😍😍 Wishing your FIL’s 95th birthday and am sure you are going to party. ☕🎂🍷Have a great weekend Cindy.

Offshorewriter
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

That’s totally understandable Cindy. No hurries…take your time, read when you are free. 😎
And aww… you are too cute to remember what I do exactly to my brother. ❤️❤️❤️🤣🤣
Xoxo 😉

Jonathan Caswell
6 months ago

Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
we like her dogged determination…! 😀

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

so I hear! xoxo

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Mine is rather crappy, too!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

You are doing your thing and me mine. We are seasoned bloggers—with that old stiff upper lip! so to speak!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

You got it, Toots! 😀 <3

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

That is sure true, Cindy! 😀

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

ORT-ORT-ORT-ORT-!!!!!! 😀

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

NO…:ORT-ORT-ORT…” IS A VERY BAD REPRESENTATION OF A HAPPY SEA LION. I CALL IT MY…SEAL…OF APPROVAL. THOUGHT OF IT BACK IN 1980, WHILE TEACHING AT NATURE’S CLASSROOM..

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

But now I use “YOWZA” more often. Less key strokes to foul up! 😀

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

you have my permission to use them. 😀

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

bribe them—WITH FRESH CATNIP—but keep the plant pot out of their reach…or jumping distance!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Far as I know…cats ignore pot—but catnip—WHOOPEE=! 😀

K.L. Hale
6 months ago

Cindy, my heart is racing after reading this post! This wins the internet today! I’m so glad your baby is ok. I have a question–Won’t you be my neighbor? PLEASE?! If you were we could relentlessly hunt the bad things and whack out our backs trying. And your haikus were perfect. I’m probably going to read this post several times. I love cats and dogs as you do. I’ve wanted a King Charles Cavalier for YEARS. Do you think my little rescue poodle/maltese/idon’tnowwhatelse breed Finley, would do good with one? What would be a small dog that would be a great brother and sister to her? Love and hugs my friend!! ❤❤🤗

K.L. Hale
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

You’re welcome! Thank you for mentioning the health issues and shedding. That’s my concern of having another dog. It’s just been Finley and me for over 3 years. And she’s only 6lbs and I have her health “on a roll” right now. Yes, Doodles are amazing. Good recommendation! Hugs!! ❤❤❤

K.L. Hale
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Ok! ❤❤❤

akshita1776
6 months ago

Cute one !!

inerro.land
6 months ago

❤️❤️❤️

Goff James
6 months ago

Oh, what a barking mad day! Such dramas add colour (nay technicolour) to life!! Trust your weekend goes well with no more ‘mis-adventuring’ and canine frolics!!!

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Cheers. Hope the rest of your weekend remains more restful.

Ingrid
6 months ago

Cindy, your post was first on my reading list because I knew it would be entertaining and uplifting and you didn’t disappoint: The doggy drama! The hackers! The haiku! I’m pleased all was well that ended well ❤️ the final doggy haiku was quite harsh, but I guess eventually it will be a kindness of the little guy. Hope he, and all of you, are doing well 🤗🤗🤗

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Yes sometimes a laugh can help to lighten the load! I think you could be excused for making it F—— Fr-Yay for one week: it’s my PMDD week which means F— everything 😳

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Thank you 💪💪💪

inspirechief
6 months ago

Every now and then we husbands are right. Not very often but once a century we know what we are talking about. My wife still has to find things for me though.
Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🤗❤️🙏

vaniheart
6 months ago

Haha 😂😂😂
Action+comedy+Drama+suspence+Emotions, perfect family entertainer post Cindy, wait let me grab popcorn bucket 😂😂😋😋
And when I read the line that you called back the number, I was screaming on the screen, that no, no, don’t call, hang up right now!!!!! Before even reading your husband’s response 😂😂

Ladysag77
6 months ago

WOW, Cindy what an emotionally charged experience you had! The poem is the cherry on top of a big lesson to follow your instincts. It’s unfortunate how many scams are out there to prey upon people’s emotions. I witness my Mom go through similar situations. All of it serves as important life lessons. At times we may struggle to admit when our partners are right and thankfully your hubby’s wisdom shone upon this experience. May you and your family enjoy a restful weekend with your sweet pets, both dogs and cats❤🐶🐱🙏🤗 lots of love always ❌⭕

Nawazish
6 months ago

Nice post Cindy. Though I am not a great fan of pets, your cats and dogs are cute❤

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

They did trouble you a lot today. They had the time of their lives today😂😂😂

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Nah…cats I can tolerate. Dogs unbearable! They love you a lot and you them, you are the cat lady😂😂

rothpoetry
6 months ago

What a hoot! I love your story and especially the happy/sad ending! Your Haiku are perfect! Yes, those locked up computer flashing pages are always a scam. I do a hard shut down and then tur off my wi-fi so it drops their connection. When i reboot it is usually ok! We get phone calls like that all the time as well… Your amazon card is being charged XXX unless you call immediately. Such despicable people who do those things. Hoe you weekend goes better!
Dwight

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

:>)

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
6 months ago

Oh, Cindy! Coyotes, a wild chase in your PJs, a backache, scammers! Glad your dog is OK. Until I read this post, I thought I had a bad day yesterday. 🙂 The tests were pretty rough, but I wouldn’t exchange scenarios with you! 🙂

Your doggy haikus told your story well. Now that your dog is safe and you have escaped the clutches of the scammers, we all are having a good laugh from your hilarious post! Hope your back gets better soon! <3

the greatvincent
6 months ago

Well… Now who’s a good boy?huff huff nice dog Hailus

Michele Lee
6 months ago

Oh my goodness, Cindy! I could feel your stress.
Thank goodness you were able to hit the mat after a day like that! 🧘‍♀️

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Some days are like that – hopefully, not too many! Happy weekending to you, Cindy.

Curt Mekemson
6 months ago

First Cindy, thanks for your fine words. Much appreciated.
Second, I am still laughing. I have this vision of you charging after that coyote sans clothes, waving a crowbar. No more “Meow,” grin. You can indeed roar. 🙂
Third, that Apple trick. Definitely listen to your husband on that one. We get that kind of crap all the time and never answer.
Finally, a little story to go along with your coyote story. I blogged about this. A few months ago we heard chairs scraping on our patio and came struggling out of a deep sleep. WTF! was our immediate reaction. And then we both had the same simultaneous thought. Bear. Oh shit. Our neighbor had reported a GIANT one was working our neighborhood. I jumped out of bed, grabbed our heavy-duty flashlight and roared our to the front door to check out the patio furniture. Nothing. My next thought was the garbage can so I roared out through our laundry room to check. Nothing. That’s when I heard the crash in the backyard. So, I roared through the house. No bear but I could see our bird feeder swinging. I stepped out the door and on to the porch thinking that maybe the bear had been there but had headed up our driveway. Like you we have five acres and I’ve chased the bears up the driveway before. I pointed my flashlight up the driveway, but it didn’t get that far. Standing 15 feet away was the biggest damn black bear I have ever seen. Just standing and staring at me. He had never seen a naked man, before, let alone a 77 year old naked man. Scary. “Peggy!” I yelled, “Come out here and see this huge bear.” Not a peep. I think she was hiding under the covers. She’s been along with me when I’ve encountered other bears. My yelling got the bear’s attention, however, he turned around and ambled off up the driveway like he didn’t have a concern in the world. 🙂 –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Ouch, sorry about the back. Maybe the coyote will give your place wide berth now it knows about the crowbar lady. 🙂

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

I wouldn’t… 🙂

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Ha… 🙂

thelonelyauthorblog
6 months ago

Sorry, about your back. Hope you feel better.

Yes, dogs need equal billing.

As for the coyotee, it is illegal to shoot them?

Lolsy's Library
6 months ago

Jesus Christ!

Samreen Asad
6 months ago

What a day full of drama and thrills Cindy, I was so laughing reading your post🤣 that frantic run simply shows how much dear your pets to you 😊❤️🤗 Loveed your Haikus, now you are becoming a haiku queen👑😀💖👸 I lovee dogs but hate cats😛
Wishing your FIL for his birthday, May God bless him 😊🎂💐
Love and hugs dear🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Some days are meant to be dramatic i guess😅 it adds flavors to your life😉 but am really sorry for your back though ❤️ Your cats actually look adorable in pictures 🐱 Pleasure dear😍 Love you too dear 😘 🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Indeed, life happens when we are not ready, sometimes in the form of happiness and sometimes not so happy moments 😊 Your mantra is 👏👍 I so agree but at times like that we do forget. You know my mother had her hand fractured two times, both of them and she loveees playing badminton, neighbor kids were playing one day and she started playing and whackk.. She realised later the same thing as you did. 😊
🤗🤗🤗💖❤️❤️❤️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️😘

michnavs
6 months ago

I know this is suppose to good vibes friday post ..but i cant but be sad..😔😔😔i am reminded of my 13 year old dobberman who is just now waiting for his final days..the vet said its past due his lifespan ..he is kinda weak now..😔😔😔

michnavs
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Thank you Cindy…its just that these furry babies have become truly part of our family that the thought of losing them is horrible

Kumar Harsh
6 months ago

OH MY GOD CINDY so much happened. I believe everything is in place right now. I cannot believe that you got that message and called that scammer. But alls well that ends well. I can very well imagine your situation and what you must be going through this ruckus. This was too much. I hope you are well now.

ben Alexander
6 months ago

Your haikus made me laugh aloud, Cindy. What an adventure!

-David

rosidabegum
6 months ago

Hilarious post..😍😍 brings a smile to my face. Hope your back is ok and your pet too😇I love pets but now I don’t have any😺🐕Amazing haiku.💫

rosidabegum
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

It’s my pleasure💕aah, that’s a big lesson😿I always enjoy your amazing pets(the way they are) and your amazing posts😊🤩🤗

rosidabegum
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Aww..You too. Most welcome.
Thanks a lot and wish you a wonderful Sunday💝

rosidabegum
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

💞💞

Karen Lynne Klink
6 months ago

wild
haiku dog day
for you

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
6 months ago

Oh Cindy what a riot.sorry you had to go through all of that . But it was a fun read ,such humor when you were cuffed for indecent exposure ha ha . Loved the dog haikus. Glad everything turned out well. Happy birthday to your FL that’s great that he is sharp and not a burden to anyone 😻🥰❤️🙏

Jeff Flesch
6 months ago

A lovely post, as always, Cindy! Please rest and feel better! And, the dog haikus are grand. 💕💕

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Ah, excellent! You’re welcome, CIndy! I did, indeed. ❤️❤️

Markus + Micah
6 months ago

Haha. Thank you for the smile this morning. Your haikus are so fun and isn’t it great when animals choose us? So rewarding.

A Star on the Forehead
6 months ago

Hi Cindy
I feel so honored that you listened to my request and gave me some dog Haikus!! Love them!
I am glad that everything turned out okay with Hunter and your computer. Everything could have turned out so much worst.
Thank you so much for mentioning my blog here… so kind!!
Blessings! 🙏❤❤

Prior...
6 months ago

hunter was so cute as puppy and still seems awesome
how the coyote does not return

Halbarbera
6 months ago

Hunter is on the prowl
to get Wile E Coyote
here and now!

M Jay Dixit
6 months ago

My first reaction, coming to that “warning sign” on screen part after the “Hunter and Coyote and Crowbar” part was: Oh Shit!
so much chaos! it sure sound humorous after all of it’s over LOL
I could feel that sense of peace when you described that yoga mat scene. I’m glad that in the end not much damage was done (hope your spine heals fast!)
I hate those spammers, just the other day I got a call from an individual pretending to be Google Pay executive congratulating me that I’ve won so and so Rupees and that I should give them my Account no. etc.. so that they can transfer the money… I shaked my head said no thankyou and hung up. No point in debating those dumb people.

Coming to your haiku!
I laughed out loud at the spine one, it was just perfect, and the one about harry by your sons is funny too, weird how tragedy and comedy are linked so closely.

ps: I’ve read the email and will be replying soon (I hope) hehe!

take care, Cindy! 💖 🥰❤️🙏

thereluctantpoet
6 months ago

Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
Cindy’s Harrowing Day!

thereluctantpoet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

I so love it that you can so easily crack me up!!
xoxox 😍💕💖🌹

thereluctantpoet
6 months ago

Wow! What a harrowing day??? Great post. Way too much excitement and anxiety for me!! Yikes! Check to see if a pellet gun is legal? Hey, self defense for your dogs! Didn’t know Harry was a CKCS! My heart is with you, Dear!
xoxoxo 😘💖💕💕🌹🌹

thereluctantpoet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

I hope you can find a good solution for the coyotes! They are not good to have around if you have pets! Great post!
xoxox 😘💕💖🌹

thereluctantpoet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

Hadn’t thought of paintball guns but that sounds perfect to me!

thereluctantpoet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

God, Cindy! You have to stop cracking me up like that – Painted Coyote (sounds like a bar) – you leave me with my ribs hurting! LOL
xoxox 😘💕💖🌹

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
6 months ago

You were a mess!! Cheers to your love for Hunter! 🌞

Introverted Thoughts
6 months ago

Oh my goodness, that was exciting and terrifying to read😂 Glad Hunter got home safe and sound! Your dog haikus were amazing and so relevant 😂💕 Great that you hung up on time! It’s not fun getting hacked 😐
Lovely post as always!!❤️

Introverted Thoughts
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

My pleasure!😂💕

kinge
6 months ago

Picturing that scene and the drama, can’t help but chuckle. The things we do for love, right? Happy hunter got home safe, he’s good at his job and must have good instincts.

Sorry about the near hack . It’s was definitely your morning escapades that did a number on you, atleast you learnt a dear lesson from your husband😏 to.

kinge
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

You did a great job in this one, can’t forget it, it’s almost like I was there witnessing the scene with how well you’ve described it🙂. Keep getting better, and enjoying life with it’s precious moments such as these. Welcome ❤

PoojaG
6 months ago

Lol loved the haikus! And the sign of course 😂

pvcann
6 months ago

Glad that it all worked out in the end, loved the narrative – you tell it so well, humour and all. And of course, the Haikus.

pvcann
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
6 months ago

I think humour is a universal cue for difficult moments.

da-AL
6 months ago

omg!! lolol great post!

Ruelha
6 months ago

Cindy, you really are living it up. It’s like all the drama from a Bollywood movie. Could you ask for more… 😉 your life seems beautiful and full of fun and frolic. You have lot of energy….so the universe deals these cards unto you. Not many people are capable of handling stuff like this….
Love and hugggggggggggggsssssssss 🙂 🙂 🙂

Gottfried
5 months ago

Paid in full 😌

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