This little polar bear is a week old.
We have 7 of them.
Sprocket is the mother, She is a great guardian dog for being blue tick hound and German Shepard.
The father is either the Malamute we saw once or the bad dog neighbors hanging tree dogs. We had thought we had fixed all the holes that those other dogs had dug up under the fence. In fact we added another two feet of dirt on top of the fence line, burying part of it.
I am the bad dog owner because we have yet to get Sprocket fix.
I think that the dogs are getting in good neighbor's field and then squeezing through the cattle gate. I need to assess it, as the coyotes are getting desperate. With the drought, this summer has been bad for small prey. Deer, rabbits, and birds have been dieing off because of the lack of water. The Arkansas river has strips of islands through it. Coyotes are moving up from the river area.There has been a report of coyotes attacking a horse a few miles from here. And I have been getting phone calls about coyotes encroaching into places that in the past 10 years they have never been spotted. They are going after the easy pickin' chickens.
Before snow falls (last nigh was our first snow fall, huge wet flakes, but they melted) I need to go out and find any place anything can get through, and make sure all the animals are secure. The sheep will be up front in the "yard". The cattle and their calves should be safe out of the field and in the barn yard. All the free range chickens will be butchered, I just have to make sure the layers are safe and the rabbits.
Winter will be rather rough for the coyotes.