"Otie the Coyote"
Otie isn't really a coyote. He was my dog. His name is Otis. However, a lot of people thought he looked part wolf or coyote, and so I thought the name of my block was fitting for him.
Otis was my very first dog as an adult. My husband and I adopted him together when we first started dating. He really was a sweetie, but was always very scared of people and new surroundings. He had a lot of anxiety, but we always dealt with it.
I've thought a lot about whether or not I should make a block for Otis. I haven't shared a lot of why we had to rehome him, except for really close friends and family. Maybe now is the time, so that I can truly start healing. Unfortunately, Otis was the reason we lost our dear kitty, Teko. But, I realized that being a dog, he didn't know and he couldn't help his instinct. So, for that, I've tried to slowly forgive him for what he did to our family. I've started to let go. Otis is in a really great home now, and the new owners are so incredible. They even offered us the opportunity to visit him whenever we'd like, which really helped with the rehoming situation. We have to make our time to go visit him soon, actually.
I want to make today short and sweet. The reason is because the more I think about Otis, and what happened, the more I am reminded and saddened. But I really am trying to forgive a dog and his instincts. He was a major part of my life, and I actually miss him so so so much. I am so thankful that I get to keep him close in my heart, and in the city, and that I can visit him when I can. Thank you, Lora for being a sweet, amazing, new mama for my little Otie.