As a totem animal coyote is known as a trickster, but not always in a negative light, but rather wise and humorous which brings to mind Cherokee author, Thomas King's book 'Green Grass, Running Water' that begins with tickster-god Coyote.
I like the idea that coyotes are flexible and creative, accepting what comes and making the best of things. They are spontaneous and joyful, clever and discerning, re-directing and guiding us onto the right path. They remind us not to take things too seriously, to find wisdom in experience, to be alert to opportunity. All good stuff.