Looking back I notice a sort of unexpected recurring theme from the week at the beach.
From the handful of books I grabbed to take with us
where I read lots of stories about how Coyote helped create the World, gave people fire, taught ancient tribes how to fish and other real practical, helpful things...
...to the visitor who joined Molly on a walk one morning.
Not surprising then that he showed up a couple times in my little sketchbook and drawings during the week.
Really just a pleasant character overall, in my opinion. The Coyote of legend just wanted people on earth to be happy. He sometimes gets a bad rap for the means by which he accomplished stuff, but his intentions were usually pretty positive. The coyote on the beach was unobtrusively and politely curious. And if you're an animal lover and haven't ever followed the Daily Coyote link in my lurk-list in the sidebar here, I think you should.