Tuesday, July 29, 2008

OK-still knitting!Now it is about as long as I am tall(5'6")so 6 more inches to go!Since I can't show any images of it yet,I want to show off one of my raccoons.This is the same one in my avatar.He is the father of 6 by two mums.Yes-my raccoons are polygamists.The cool thing about this photo that may not be obvious is that I did not take it through a window or screen.I literally sat in the open doorway talking to him!They are all very tame.When they have tiffs my husband or I will tell them to behave and that they must share and they will stop and pretend to listen to us.I can even go out and sit on the deck in the midst of them and feed them and talk to them.I can't tell you what it is like to look into the eyes of a usually wild animal and see reflected there such trust-they know that I love them and would never hurt them.They would actually like us to pet them and let them move in.I have never petted them because I don't want a human smell to be on them and possibly cause them trouble and my husband and I want them to somehow understand that not all humans are like us-they need to be careful.We think they do realise we are special.And,yes,they have tried many times to come in the house including following me in the front door when I come home from work!


1 comment:

The Folk Art Tree said...

That is so cool. I have a skunk family in my yard. They never spray and they are not disturbed when we happen upon them. The momma and her 6 or so babies are always lurking about and they hang out with the cats. Nature is so amazing!