Just curious. Everybody talks about what "could" happen, and it makes total sense. Now, I am curious as to what people have actually
experienced or heard about, first hand.
My girl is in heat (she's 9 months). It's the first time for me.
We live in a suburban area and there is a hill behind our house. I have heard coyotes at night. We also have several neighbor dogs, and being new to the neighborhood, I do not know if they are altered. Most seem to be shepherds, pits and labs.
Our yard is pretty big (for city living), about 12,000 sf. Part of the yard is low and next to the house (grass, patio area), but behind the pool is a landscaped hill that leads to our 4.5' fence (ugh, yes, I know it's too short! Just bought the house).
So, during the day I have Myah out with me, supervised. Then I bring her in. She spends most of her time inside, now. At night, I take her out on a leash (and she IS wondering what that is all about, lol). I don't plan on walking her outside her yard, etc. I know all the precautions.
But last night, I felt kind of paranoid. Again, this is my first time dealing with a girl in heat. I was peering all around the yard and every little noise in the bushes (it was breezy), caught my attention. Then Myah, sensing my tension, decided to bark into the night, as if something was there. I don't want to freak her out too!
Good grief! This morning, I look at my yard and think - really? Do I have 4 weeks of paranoia to look forward to?
So, rather than ask what "could" happen (I've read all those posts), I'd like to ask, what HAS happened, that you know of?