Fallen Moon: I am -so- sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this. The holidays are crazy anyway, and when your work cuts your team from 5 people to 4, it becomes crazy-insane. *sighs* Anyway.
Yup, the crows are still around, and still persistent. Interestingly, they don't interfere with the birds at my feeders, and Lucivar, our cat, has taken to playing with them. It's amusing to watch.
Personally, I've never liked the stories of Crows being tricksters. They just don't sit right with me, and I used to make up my own stories about them when I was little (I did it with just about -any- story I didn't like XD), about how they were gods and such. I've always admired crows, how intelligent and keen they are, but symbolically, I've just written them off as messengers. I guess it's time to look a little deeper, huh? I don't feel any sort of threat or warning from them, just a strong sense of patience, which I can't quite figure out if it's a message of 'be patient', or them -being- patient while I figure this all out.
If you don't mind me asking, can I inquire how 'early' the Coyote has appeared in advance of the changes? I'm merely curious; the crows showed up in early August, my grandmother passed away late September, and Mom keeps fretting that they're sticking around for my grandfather, despite me repeating constantly that I really, REALLY don't think that's the case. They don't feel like they have anything to do with her passing, even as abrupt as it was.
I've got "Animal Speak" in my bookcase somewhere, I can't believe I forgot it. I'll dig it out and read! ^_^ Looks like it's time to start trying to figure out how to connect with them. *sighs* I always have trouble connecting to non-big-predator guides. :/