First thing I want to say is, I'm glad to see Maggie is doing well.
I hope Maggie has a full recovery and bounces back to her old self.
Second thing I want to say is I sure can relate to your situation.
I have a small house dog that wants to be with me all the time. He loves going outside with me especially when I go chore and I know how I would feel if I was in your shoes.
I want to thank you for reminding me how fast things can happen.
I will make it a point to be armed every time Spike and I go oustside, I'll also keep a much closer watch on him.
I believe you are correct on how thick the coyotes are, they sure are thick around this part of the country this year.
I had a neighbor call me the other day who knows I like to kill coyotes, he wanted me to come up to his place because he had five get pretty close to him while he was out in his orchard.
I've hunted coyotes with a vengeance for years and will continue to do so.
Keep up the good work, kill everyone of them you see.