Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Sleeper

A few weeks ago I was walking past the back door and had to stop in my tracks! There was a big ole' raccoon completely zonked out by the water dish. At first he was curled up to it, his chin resting on the side - sleeping. At next glace a few minutes later was on his back, all four feet pointed stright up and his mouth hanging open. It was hysterical! Then I thought he might be dead or dying (not so funny....) but he was still breathing, so it seemed ok. I grabbed my camera as this was a priceless photo op. Through the glass it wouldn't focus, and I couldn't open the door as that would have awakened him for sure. So all I got was this one crappy shot after he rolled over. But his nap will be in my memory forever! (and he was fine, apparently just tired!)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Raccoon Summer

It's been a good raccoon summer. Not as good as last year, but in some ways - better. I desperately miss my friend Giggles and Shadow. I hope they are well, wherever they are. But I do have their mom and her three new kits, one of which looks more and more like Shadow everyday. I have also really been enjoying the mom and four smaller babies - they are just adorable, and still pretty little. Last night they came to visit and played in the pots and dug up my rosemary. It was dead already, so I didn't mind. The little one played with the hose in between batting the ice cubes around and having snacks. It's such a good feeling to know that I am making their lives maybe just a little bit better and more fun when they visit my yard.

Monday, July 14, 2008

It's baby time again!

I've been waiting for the new kits of the season to show up, and this week I got my wish! There are two new families, one with three babies (from the "sixers" mom, I bet she's glad to only have half as many to worry about this year!) and the other family has four. They are slightly younger and oh so cute! Here are a couple shots of the newbies:

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Return of Giggles

My Pal Giggles

It's been awhile since I've seen my pals Giggles and Shadow. Their mom has been around, but I haven't seen Shadow in months. Tonight Giggles came to hang with me for a bit! We shared some grapes and crackers, a little conversation.... always a pleasure to mingle with the ring-tailed ones.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Be very afraid!

Once the rain stopped and things dried out, Boss and the Dukes returned. Apparently Boss is hatching an evil plan of world domination.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The weekend of RAIN.....

Didn't detour the regulars from their snacks. Just made them "pre-soaked"...a bonus!