Max and Allie

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Zoie killed a coon

Happy week-end friends!!!  I should say HOT week-end.  I think most of us are hot now, yes???
I have to tell you something.  Something I am not happy about!!  Zoie killed a coon yesterday in the strawberry garden.  We had known that there was a larger  animal eating our berries.  Larger then a squirrel or a rabbit.  We figured it was a coon but really didn't worry to much for that coon. Zoie can't go out at night except with me --no more just staying out at night. Yesterday we were making soup and Zoie was laying on the floor keeping me company when all of a sudden she jumped up and ran to the door wanting out BAD!!!!  It was 3:30 pm.  I let her out and then heard a yap and looked out and saw her running with something in her mouth.  I couldn't tell what it was from in the house.  Later I went out and saw what it was!!!!  A young raccoon.  One of this year's baby.  I have not seen the babies well enough  to tell who's who.  So I don't know how is missing a baby!!!  That baby didn't know the rules yet-- you don't go into the yard !!!!!  EVER!!!!  I am so sorry for that baby!!!! She was just hungry!!!

I don't know how many mistakes I have made in this post and I am not going back over it to try to see b/c everything is way to blurry!!!  I wish I could see !!!!
Love coming your way, Zoie & Fern 
     

26 comments:

  1. I know that you feel sad and bad about the coon butt Zoie was just trying to PROTECT YOU from an intruder.

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    1. I know she was just doing her job and yes I do feel really bad for that baby that didn't know the rules!! She had a very short life tho!!!

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  2. Don't fret too much. You have tried your best and can't control nature sometimes. It's sad, but sometimes nature is very sad. Sorry you had to go through this because you try so very hard to keep peace among all the critters.

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    1. You know me so well!! Yes,, I know your right!!!!!

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  3. Dear Zoie,

    I killed a RAT the other night, and brought it into mom's bedroom! We hunters have to keep our homes varmit-free!!

    Love,

    Ruby

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    1. Yes, Bart you two are big bad hunters!!! Zoie wanted to bring her kill in the house but I wouldn't let her.

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  4. I know you feel bad. But Zoie was doing what come natural to us Wiems. And raccoons can be very dangerous for us dogs. Sounds like Zoie did not get hurt though.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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    1. Zoie didn't get hurt at all. That poor baby didn't know what hit her and it over so fast. She was just eating away and then she was gone.

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  5. Dont be mad at Zoie. We all feel bad but Zoie was just doing her instints.

    wags
    Jazzi and Diana

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    1. Yes, so far Zoie has killed 3 rabbits 3 moles and one coon!!! She is a wonderful hunter and some people would be so proud...
      But I love all life and I do feel bad for their deaths---I brought her here!!

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  6. We're sorry for the baby raccoon and we know you didn't mean him any harm, Zoie. You were just doing what comes natural to you.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  7. Zoie was protecting her people! Sad for the coon though!!

    I’m sorry your eyes are so blurry Fern!! :( Hugs and love to you xox

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    1. I miss going to your blog and reading about my friends!!! It is no fun losing your sight!!
      Yes Zoie the BIG BAD HUNTER!!

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  8. Oh Zoie... it's so hard to be a doggy huntress! We humans just don't appreciate it though...

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    1. We animal lovers don't appreciate it-- some people would think she was great b/c she is this good hunter!!!!!!!!

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  9. Oh Fern...I know this makes you sad since you love all living things, but like so many others said, Zoie was protecting her people and her strawberries.

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    1. Zoie is a very good protector!!! Yes really a good hunter!! Tom thinks she is going to wipe out all the coons in time but he thought that when Bambi was young too. lol

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  10. Oh Zoie....you are lucky you are adorable, BOL
    Benny & Lily

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  11. Hi Fern, we're sorry too. Give it a good resting place. Time to move on. It'll be fine in time.

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    1. That coon is now planted under a hot pepper!! She will make wonderful food for the garden. No that I want any more of that kind of food but we use what we have.

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  12. Hi Fern, poor baby coon but that's life sometimes. Zoie was just doing what dogs do when they have the chance. Take care. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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    1. I know Zoie was protecting her home and territory!!! She is a wonderful hunter. She has killed 3 rabbits, 3 moles and now one coon and that's only what I know about, who knows what and how many when she has left the fence and gone next door!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Hey Zoie!
    Wow, you are a super, stealthy huntress! I know your Mom is sad for the critter, but deep down she's proud of you too. Very good work and maybe the Momma Raccoon will teach her babies now and everyone else will be safer.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Fellow Hunter

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    1. I don;'t know why that Mama coon didn't keep her baby out of the yard. They have been keeping them out for years. Maybe something happened to the Mama and it was just plain hungry!!! She was a cute little girl coon.

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  14. I'm so sorry about the baby raccoon, even while knowing that that's Zoie's job...to keep you safe from intruders. Sounds like there are a lot of kritters out there that she needs to save you and Tom from!

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