My bestie sent me a video of raccoons really into their dinner. Dangerously so. Like…okay, maybe I shouldn’t explain this one. When in deep waters become a diver? Sure.
Hey, I heard you like Halloween comics so I made you a Halloween comic!
Hello and welcome to that night the family of raccoons learned to climb up to our roof and thought it was a fun place to run. At midnight.
I was in fact the only one who heard it, but where’s the fun in that?
I never regretted letting trees grow all over the place before that night.
Well, the raccoons are back.
Okay, so it was really my Mum who called Animal Control about the raccoon who showed up in broad daylight for a drink from the water bowl we clean three times a day, but you know, The Puppy loves talking on the phone so she’s the stand-in.
I told Mum I don’t think the raccoon could be rabid if it was drinking water. It totally left after it was noticed, I think it was on the run from someone doing yard work up the block. We haven’t seen it again, although with all the trees…who can tell?
They say raccoons are the new squirrels. I…oh man, that’d be weird.
My first dog Pookie used to keep us safe from things up in the trees all the time and we had no idea what kinds of serious woodland creatures were up there. WOULD I HAVE EVEN LET HIM OUTSIDE IF I KNEW WHAT WAS UP THERE?
Over the weekend, we were finally able to pay the Tree Guys(tm) to take down our Gum tree. It was quite dead–being it had strangled itself last year and all, which is another story–and before it made the neighbor’s children dead, well, you know, we had it taken care of. Who needs to eat for a few months? Not me!
I have a thing where, if I go out in the sun much, I sort of get really ill. It’s entertaining at first, but then I turn into a nasty drunk and it’s just not worth it. I’m pretty sure this condition has an official name, but I prefer my four-letter description of it much better.
The heavy snow this past Winter was not kind to my really big shrubbery in the front of my house, it pretty much died. It is growing back now, however, but all the dead branches didn’t look so good. So I took a day to prune them.
And then I noticed my tree was dead and partly eaten by termites. This did not amuse me, and it is not good news to the birds and raccoons that like to use the tree for a meeting spot.