TeeTime receives full pardon
by John Dewey
(Flower Mound, TX)
TeeTime, a JRT, appeared at Grapevine Golf Course five years ago. She will not be petted, held, or caught. She does accept food from golfers and staff.
TeeTime rules the course in the daytime, chasing away those annoying squirrels, armadillos, ducks, and geese who bother golfers. At night, she hides from the coyotes and bobcats.
About August 30th, TeeTime was apparently attacked by a coyote, wounded, and somehow escaped to a storm drain where she remained for four days. A golfer rescued her, but received a minor bite in doing so. And that's when TeeTime became a fugitive.
Animal Control pursued TeeTime incessantly for two weeks. Every weekday, at least three police officers and three dogcatchers wandered the course in search of our small friend. On four days she was shot with tranquilizer darts but escaped.
Animal Control was slowly killing TeeTime. She no longer trusted humans, her regular source of food. She lost probably a fourth of her body weight, most of her spirit, and was at risk of falling prey to the coyotes or bobcats.
Yesterday, on Sep 19th, the Grapevine City Council reacted to citizens pleas and the regular articles about Tee Time's plight in the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Tee Time is now allowed to roam freely in the golf course, which is fenced and miles from any residential neighborhoods. My little friend is recovering, and trying to learn how to once again trust humans.