I have been thinking about old friends today. Frankie is an old friend since I first started Blogging.
Also been thinking about the coons. I have had a relationship with the coons since I have moved here back in the early 70's. They were always around and I was afraid of them b/c I bought in the idea that they were mean and very dangerous. They can be very destructive , YES!! One came on the back patio by braking through the screen and I shot that poor coon. I felt so bad about killing that poor coon I cried for that coon. I said I''ll never kill another. The next thing happened I found one laying just on the other side of the fence really sick so Tom and I took him to the vets. He had distemper.
They made him well and they brought him back and that coon became my first coon friend. He was very friendly and would visit with me everyday outside the back fence gate. He got very thin and I realized he wasn't finding enough to eat. I started to feed him and then he brought his mate to meet me and then in the spring he brought his new babies 2 baby coons. That was the beginning. To this day I put out some-- a small amount just enough to supplement their diet. I don't have the good friends I use to have but the other night when I went out to donate a little something and Coon Johnny came and I had not seen him in over 3 years. He knew me tho and was real happy to see me b/c he knew he was getting something to eat. My relationship with them has been over 25 years...
Enjoy your week.
Love coming your way, Circle, Allie Max & Fern
I did not know coons could live that long?!ReplyDelete
OH MISS FERN,ReplyDelete
I have ALWAYS adored your stories about how you and your Raccoon Furends interact. It is totally amazing to US. You should be known as the Coon Whisperer. Thank you fur putting this post up .... fur your NEWER readers who were NOT aware of this most unique relationship you have with the raccoons.
We HAVE been Furends fur a LONG time, haven't we. THAT is soooooo great. We are PROUD to call you a furend, fur SURE.
It must be the time of year for remembering old friends. I've been having a stroll down memory lane myself. LOVE your coon story and relationship. Its also great that you feed only to supplement their natural diet ;) Have a great day Fern! XReplyDelete
Howdy Fern, we love hearing your stories about the Coons cause we don't have them here in Oz. They must love and trust you to show their babies to you. We're glad we are friends now too! No worries, and love, Stella and RoryReplyDelete
We love hearing your raccoon stories, Fern! Old friends are the best!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
That is a sweet story.ReplyDelete
wow ! this is a nice story ! nice pics of those coons. I just love them. I have a civet cat once and she is part of the family. She catch eumonia andwere very sad when shes gone.ReplyDelete
Fern...There is no doubt to anyone who knows you that you are a friend to all animals. You have such a sweet heart.ReplyDelete
We just hung out with Frankie and his mom a few weekends ago we just love themReplyDelete
I once adopted a baby racoon whose mother had been killed. I bottle fed it and kept it until it grew up and then arranged for it to live where it could come and go as she pleased. She found a mate and finally never returned to her open- door home. She loved chocolate chip cookies and riding in the car.ReplyDelete
That is such a lovely tale about the raccoons - we don't have such creatures here in the UK but we loved to see your photos - thank you for sharing - woofs and licks from Magic xxReplyDelete
See the coons know that you're a good soul too.ReplyDelete