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!