Yip Yip Coyote and Br’er Fox Talk Bandanas

Posted by jlubans on January 25, 2021

Caption: Fifi Russell of the “cow punk” band, Yip Yip Coyote. UK. 1985. Here’s a link to the band banging it out in 1984.

One winter night in Whitehorse, in Canada's Yukon, Br’er Fox and Yip Yip Coyote were - downright amicably - chewing on rib bones found in a restaurant dumpster.
Taking a break , they got to talking.
“I’ve got a question for you, Br’er Fox. Why is it that humans have us coyotes wearing (in pictures) red bandanas? They don’t do that kitsch to foxes.”
“I can tell you why”, confided Br’er Fox.
“At the dog park, I overheard a woman explain why she hung a hankie on her hound dog: Because it’s ‘cute af’. Yeah, that’s what she said, ‘cute af’. Humans!" (This last with more than a hint of foxish opprobrium.)
"Anyway, since we have bushy, adorable tails, we foxy foxes get a pass.”
“Well, I’m not a dog, I’m a coyote!” huffed Yip Yip.
“We coyotes always get a raw deal; the humans even put out food for you foxes. I got to go fight the racoons over dog food in a back yard.”
Momentarily reflecting, Yip Yip queried:
“Do you think if I fluffed up my tail, I’d get a better response?”
“Could be”, said Br’er Fox, waxing candid or shamelessly honest, as they say in corporate America. “There are times when you are downright scraggly, enough to scare anyone into thinking you were rabid.”
On that note, Yip Yip chased Br’er Fox over hill and dale back to his den, barely escaping his flashing fangs.

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© Copyright all text John Lubans 2021

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