Friday, July 31, 2009

Table for Five

Busy night - and it's barely midnight! First up was Stubby and five of hers (hopefully one wanted to stay home and chill, I won't fear the worst yet). The one with the limp was here and doing well, so good to see he is out and about. They were followed shortly by Sweetie and her trio.

Thankfully no drama to report.

Cracker Man and Limpy meet again (under better circumstances):

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Humpty Dumpty

"Hey, someone is here!" Cracker Man calls out from downstairs.... Oh good, I think to myself. It's been too long. I wonder who it is. Turns out to be Stubby and her six pack - extra great! So I see five of them, who start snacking on food and crackers, but there is alot of chattering going on. It doesn't stop. Then, as if to say "Hey, I hear my brother crying - please help him!!" This one gives us the message.

So, thankfully our neighbors are very cool, and already outside because of the noise. We grab the gloves and head over. Stubby and the rest of the kids come back on the wall to see what is going on. Well, apparently one of the babies fell off the wall, and can't get back up. Looks like the leg is injured a bit, and no vines to grab. He was crying, and you could tell Stubby wanted to help, but didn't know what to do. Cracker Man goes over to the kit, who totally seems to recognize and trust him, picks him up and puts him back on the wall. He hobbles over to Mom and the rest of the kids, then collaspes with exhaustion for a little rest. After a few moments, they all come back over to our house, and down into the yard. Right now they are all sleeping in the pond and getting their strength back. It feels so good that they know it's safe here. I just hope we aren't left with a baby raccoon in need of medical attention tonight!

Watching and waiting...

You MUST click on the full size image (above) to see the wounded raccoons face with his little tongue hanging out.

UPDATE: The group has moved on, and there seem to be no stragglers, so that is a good sign. Giggles Mom is in the backyard enjoying some crackers. Haven't seen her in awhile!

UPDATE: 12:28 a.m. When it rains, it pours! After days of hardly any visits, right now we have both Sweetie and her 3, and Stubby and five of hers, on opposite sides of the yard. It does appear that Stubby only had five kits tonight (perhaps she took the wounded one home to rest?) Hard to know for sure. Hopefully all six will reappear soon.

The Dry Spell

No visits last night either. What are they doing?! I wish I knew.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What about Bob??

Bob came for a visit last night, and the wound in his ear is looking MUCH better.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Where IS everybody??

No visits last night. Boo.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Visit from Sweetie's Family

After Stubby and her clan left the yard, about an hour later Sweetie and her babies came to visit ... and snack. They are getting so big, and starting to cause some mischief!

Then Stubby and her clan came back a few hours later, broke a flower pot and curled up in a cuddle pile on the lawn. I wish they would just live here.

The Panic and the Crackers

I left just a little bit of food out today. Clean water, and just a smidge of food. Why? Because I love to see them clammering at the door wondering where we are! It may be a little cruel, but it's so darn cute! And I never keep them waiting long. Sure enough, Stubby and her sixers gave me exactly what I crave.... then I went out and sat with them and gave them exactly what they crave - crackers. I also tried a few new dog treats from Trader Joes. They seemed to like them ok, but Cracker is King!

Hangin' with my Homies

So tonight I went outside and sat with them, to get some different angles for photos and do a close up meet and greet. They were all pretty cool with it, I thought they would be. **Don't try this at home!**