There is a valley on each side of us, a canyon behind us, and, a series of canyons that lead to the ocean. There are houses built around the rims of the canyons, sometimes a finger of a few homes down into one. You don't build a home in the bottom, of a canyon due to the possibility of earthquake or flooding.
This is where the wild things live. By wild, I mean coyotes. Their path of travel is those canyons. Their path goes between us and our neighbors.
There is a proposed street that runs between our properties so it's 60 feet or more to that neighbor.
It was still dark but we have a light over the driveway. I have a security camera over the driveway.and I happened to see the neighbors tiny dog running in the yard. Their floodlight was on but I saw something move in an unlighted area.
It was a coyote determining if it could get that little dog.
I threw on some pants and went outside.
Now there were two. The little dog is QUIETLY running around like they're his buddies.
I walked to the gate and clapped my hands.
They took off.
You've gotta know how to shut off a craving
Sensory Overload overpowers craving thoughts
Bite into a lemon skin and all
Stick your head in the freezer and count backwards from 20
Fill your mouth with ice cubes and try to not get brain freeze
Anything safe but physically shocking will break that smoking thought.
onward and UPward
p.s. you'll never forget biting into that lemon