Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hot Time in the Summer



My neighbor S sent these three shots of her coonie friends the other day. All of our coon babies are growing up and getting so big you can hardly tell them from the juvies these days. S said that last weekend, several mommas dropped their babies off at her deck and took off -- just like they were leaving them at day-care. She had 14 babies hanging around all afternoon until the mom's came back to pick up the kids! Note the cats sleeping off to the side; they couldn't be less concerned.




At my house, it's not unusual to see a mom hanging out at the koi pond with the kids. They love to hang their feet and paws in the cool water and survey the woods. It reminds me of young mothers hanging around the pool while the kids splash in the kiddie pool.

Patrons at the cafe a month or so ago...


Francis and Mr Fox are allowing the kits to play in the yard more and more. I think the kits have ADHD from the crazy wild ways they run all over the place. Last night I looked out the front yard and saw Francis grooming herself on a big rock while the kits tussled with dad. I'm glad no cars drove by to see them. It was too dark to take a good shot. They started letting the kits come up to eat on occasion but for the most part don't -- which is an excellent idea, since they need to get used to fending for themselves in the woods and steer clear of people...


Friday the cutest human baby in the world is coming from Austin to visit her "Namy" and "Grand dad" over the 4th of July with her parents. I am planning a family cook-out. I'll be back on-line when they leave next week. Happy holidays!

11 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

What a cool place you mist live! The most we get around here are squirrels or large rats - I haven't been able to figure out what they are.

ReformingGeek said...

I love the coons and that baby is precious!

Have fun.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Friday's a cutie!

Wow, all those coons eating and drinking with the cats snoozing...wow!

Ms. Anthropy said...

The animal pictures are amazing, but none compares to the last one!

zodiblog said...

I can’t believe you guys run a raccoon day care. The licensing must be murder. –It kind of looks like our front with all the stray cats we’ve kept alive.

Your grandchild is absolutely adorable! Happy 4th…..no cook outs or fireworks for me.

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Tony Single said...

Fantastic! I would love to see the coons and foxes and all their bubbas and juveniles! You must really have to keep your distance though, because, as you so rightly point out, it wouldn't be good for them all to get too used to humans. Not everyone would admire these creatures as you do... :)

戴昀德 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

wendy said...

Well, next to MY human baby grandkids....she is the cutest. Those cheeks!!!!!!! love them
I don't think I have ever seen a coon out in the wilds. Hubby said there are a few here, but I have never seen one.
have fun with your family

Doris Sturm said...

OMH - you are soooo right: That is the cutest human baby in the world....look at that face! I could just eat her up!

What a coon party...what is it they are eating? Corn? I think it's funny how the cats are lounging with the coons...what a life!

I hope you'll have a wonderful July 4th celebration and a fun cookout with family and friends.

Kind Regards,
Doris :-)

p.s. I trust your birds arrived safe and sound?

e said...

Wow...your wildlife is amazing, and that baby's adorable. Enjoy!