As the artist dresses up in the trusted coyote pelt and each time notices that this fur coat fits snug like old slippers, never too tight or too warm. For an artist attending an art show this is the most prudent costume to run wild.
The artist fully dressed in disguise fluffs fur to appear bigger and healthier as if to prove thriving, finds courage to show canine teeth if when pointy ears hear the ignorant scoff. Never knowing who to trust eyes begin to shift, always watching, poised to stand attention, waiting for those comments of “ooohs” and “ahhhs” like a well-behaved retriever wagging tail behind.
The starving artist is not a trickster as the coyote is often referred but when playing the game just right affords dinner for another night, howl at the moon the artist shall do! And if not, stay aloof, always observing and waiting for the right moment to saunter away quietly without notice to perhaps eat another day.