Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mondays memories

Pretty Boy and I do miss him so!!!!  I had him for 8 years!!!  Never knew coons lived that long!!!  If Pretty Boy had not been super smart I would have only got to know him for one summer, fall, winter and part of Spring and then he would have been run off by all the females, even the non -family girls.  They run off all the males coons!!!  That way there is no inter-breeding!!!  Pretty Boy was smart enough to go next door to live and came and see me at off times when the females were sleeping only.  The girls knew he was coming around --they could smell him but they never got to see him.!! I could go over to the south fence and call him and he would come down from the tree he was in and we would walk by the fence--him on the outside and me on the inside and we would walk and I would talk to him.  We would go over to the back fence gate and he would come in and I would feed him for the day and then we would do that again the next day.  For 8 years and the last time I feed him I knew it would be the last time,, he was so old looking and gray around his mouth and eyes.  That last day he didn't eat very much!!  I think he was just saying thanks and good by to me.
Bambi lived to be almost 14!!!  Part Whippet part lab.   I miss her too so much!!!  She was so smart too!!  She was the smartest dog I have ever had!!
But then again they were all smart!!!!!  Miss them all!!

Love coming your way, Fern


  1. Those are some darn good memories though.

  2. Many thanks for sharing your memories with me. My dad had two Racoons once too :o)
    For each petal on the shamrock
    This brings a wish your way -
    Good health, good luck, and happiness
    For today and every day.
    Happy St. Patricks Day!

  3. mark muller is me, Easy, the Weimaraner, I accidentally pressed the wrong button

  4. What wonderful memories you have of Pretty Boy, Fern.
    Happy St Patrick's Day!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  5. Hey Fern!
    Wow, what a handsome raccoon furiend! I bet you had fun watching him for all those years.
    Happy St. Pat's Day!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, O'Furiend

  6. What sweet memories. I did not know that raccoons lived that long either. I can just picture you and Pretty Boy walking the fence together. Two friends.

  7. It is so hard to think of past loved ones. Pretty Boy sure was lucky to have you, I think it's just wonderful that you took care of him so well.

  8. Awww such nice memories, Fern. Pretty Boy was a cutie. And of course, I remember the beautiful Bambi. You take such good care of your pets. No wonder they love you so.

  9. Pretty Boy was a very handsome fellow. It's hard to say goodbye to someone you have known for so long. Pretty Boy was lucky to have a friend like you Fern to look after him.

    Sorry I haven't been by for awhile. I've been having problems with the computer and had to order a new hard drive so I can fix it. I can visit and comment now but my posts will still be few and far between until the drive arrives.