7/9/14

Thrill of the Day

Petting a baby raccoon! Three months old, it was like a kitten with very soft hands. Coarse fur. Squee!

10 comments from clever and witty friends:

carla said...

Oh!!! That looks like fun!!!! Aw!!!

quiltzyx said...

Nice! Looks like your trip is starting out with FUN!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I love raccoons! I used to have a mama raccoon that would bring her babies up to me so I would give them vanilla sandwich cookies. They would eat out all the cream, leaving the cookie outside for last- just like a kid!! Then when we moved here, a blind in one eye mama came to the porch, freezing and cold. I gave her food and something to drink. She came back every night and became stronger and stronger. Her babies used to visit too but she was more tame although we never touched her. Now she has moved on and another set is here. They will come up to the porch and peek over the steps to see if anyone is around before coming up to eat the cat's leftovers. We can speak to them and they don't seem to mind. They are so adorable, you are lucky to get the opportunity to hug one!

Dana Gaffney said...

If Smitty sees that he'll either think you're a traitor or you're bringing him a really cool souvenir.

liniecat said...

Aww what a treat!
Ive always thought that racoons were considered a pest?
I'd read that some folks put anti freeze out to kill them which is appalling.
Many here in UK have that attitude towards foxes and squirrels too sadly.
Danas comment made me chuckle lol

Junebug613 said...

How fun! I have never petted one, but they are so adorable. That is unless they are eating all the stuff in your cooler at 2AM... LOL

Linda said...

WOW Smitty will be very jealous!

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Motherdragon's Musings said...

How lucky, he is a real cute little critter.

Kate said...

How fun! They are so cute when they are little.

Michelle F said...

How precious!!