Saturday, October 19, 2013

And just like that.....

 
 
And just like that,

He was gone.
 
 

 

 
 
 

19 comments:

Harry Flashman said...

I'm kind of surprised you haven't gotten a lot of comments saying "shoot him, shoot him!" Coyotes seem to inspire that and I guess some people have had bad experiences with them. I like to listen to them at night and they haven't ever done me any harm. Maybe a chicken once in awhile but I'm not short of chickens.

LL said...

Having had a pet coyote as a kid, my opinion of them is generally favorable. As I see it, God kept them going to thin the population of feral house cats ;^)

Brighid said...

Having lived around coyotes, I appreciate them for feral kitty, ground squirrel and mouse control. I have also seen them work as a pack to drive a herd of yearlings over a high cut bank to cripple and kill. Those coyotes we killed, the others we left alone to do small critter control. That said, your pic looks like a wolf to me.

Brad_in_MA said...

Paladin,

You taking a blogging-break for a while?

Harry Flashman said...

You aren't dead, are you? Sometimes when people go off the air.....

Paladin said...

I'm well, thank you :)

For anyone that knows me IRL, the fact that I blogged at all - much less kept it up over several years - is pretty amazing. I'm normally an introvert to all but family and a very few close friends.

Blogging has become an unpaid chore for me. In fact, the blogosphere in general has begun to wear on me. For the past couple of months its become someplace I go - when I'd really rather not.

Time to shake things up, you know? I'm done with this, most likely permanently. I'll leave TRP up until the new year and if I haven't picked it up again I'll probably put it away for good.

Y'all be safe. I'll be in the workshop or the woods.

Gladorn said...

A hobby should stay a hobby, and when it becomes work it's time to walk away. (I keep telling my wife that because she takes her hobbies way too seriously and comes to resent them.)

I have a blog which is just a form of recreation for me. I feel no stress to update it, but then again I have no readers.

Always make sure you find time for yourself. Your absence will be noticed.

armedlaughing said...

You'll be missed!

gfa

hiswiserangel said...

I will definitely miss you. You reminded me that there are still good men out there. God bless you and your family. If you ever need anything, you know how to reach me.

Angel

Six said...

I'll miss you brother but I really, really understand. I will miss you though. Don't be a stranger. And hey, A trip through your area is still in my mind...

Stephen said...

Ah, man...I'm really gonna miss you. But, I truly understand. Be safe, have fun and hey, check via the other blogs once in a while. God bless, my good friend.

Old NFO said...

Best wishes and thanks for the stuff you've done... We'll be around if you decide to return.

Bob said...

Thanks for all the great blogging - - the refurbishing posts, the bloodhound posts, the pretty girls, the animal control stories. I enjoyed them all. Hope you reconsider. If not, thanks for being here for a while.

Borepatch said...

Damn

Ajdshootist said...

Im with Borepatch damn and double damn.....

Daddy Hawk said...

I know I am late to commenting on this, but I would respectfully urge you to leave the blog up even if it remains on indefinite hiatus status. You have a lot of great stuff in the archives, and it would be a shame to deprive others who have not found your site yet the benefit of your greatness (yes, I am using shameless flattery to get what I want...is there a problem with that?). Turn comments off if you don't want to be bothered by pesky nutcases, but please don't flush the whole thing.

kx59 said...

NOOOOoooooooo!
damn.
Eventually, your opinions will increase the pressure inside your skull.
I will faithfully watch the BAR blogroll for the breach.
Be well brother.

Wilson said...

See ya! Good luck in whatever you do next!

smoky said...

Hate to see you leave. I enjoyed reading of your weekend voyages around our North Texas area and your chicken raising project. The Friday Girls were also a draw.

I kept trying to figure out which city you worked for. Your clues kept getting closer to my home town of Garland. May run across you sometime at the Garland Shooting Range.