I have been closing down the pet door each night around 10pm or so to keep the raccoon family out of the house at night. However, this evening around 8:30, I was making muffins in the kitchen. Suddenly I saw out of the corner of my eye one of the babies, just inside the door.… Read More Up From A Short Winter’s Nap
If raccoons don’t hibernate, then why are mine so scarce now? I spent some time researching raccoon “hibernation” last night. Although they don’t technically hibernate, they do supposedly go into a less active state during the colder months. What I’ve noticed with my little family is much less activity lately, since it has gotten cooler… Read More Raccoon Family Update
Now that I am back among the blogging, I want to give all my eager raccoon viewers an update on Wild Kingdom. I have a new, short video of one of the babies as he approaches me with a painfully cautious curiosity. He and his litter mates have become very curious about me, and a… Read More Raccoon Update
The raccoons have outdone themselves this time. As I did the usual morning mud removal in the kitchen, I went out onto the deck to retrieve their food bowl, to wash it. But it was gone…hmmm. OK, they have rolled it, kicked it, flipped it and who knows what else. But carrying it off? Was… Read More Has Anyone Seen My Mixing Bowl?
Last Wednesday night, I was unable to sleep (gee, imagine that). So at 3:30 am or so, I got up and began to pack for my extended weekend trip to Boise. I walked through the house several times to get luggage–and STUFF–and the coons were all trying to eat and play in the kitchen. The… Read More Raccoons and Packing
I have been having a terrible time with my sleep since trying out this new med (Mirapex). I have decided to give this experiment up due to many nasty side effects…but that’s another blog. I startled awake at about 4:30am from one of several 10-minute “naps” that pretended to be sleep last night. What awakened… Read More My Kitchen: Where the Wild Things Are