Saturday, October 4, 2008

Here Comes Trouble

A very quick post with a very short video! I wrote about Trouble in the comment section of Nina's beautiful and sad post this week about a young raccoon that was killed by a car.

I usually have lots of raccoons and possums coming by nightly for food. Lately it seems like the raccoons have moved on...all except for Trouble. Trouble is a small, young raccoon that still comes by nightly for a snack and, I really believe, some companionship. When he hears my voice he comes running to the door where I will toss out a few grapes for him. He tries to engage the cats in play, but a quick hiss from them keeps Trouble at bay. About a month ago when the storm Hanna was threatening, I took down my glass windchimes and put them securely in a cat bed on the front porch. Later that evening, I was watching TV and heard the familiar tinkling of my windchimes. It took me a while to remember that I had indeed taken them down! I walked to the front door and sure enough, there was Trouble, sitting on the porch gleefully tangling up my windchimes while clinking them together.

Here is a quick 5 second video of Trouble who was at the front door wondering when his grapes would be forthcoming. Sorry it is so dark.

Just a few days ago I saw another raccoon on the front porch with Trouble. Same size but much more skittish around me, which is a good thing. I've since heard the two of them on my back porch roof wrestling. Trouble has a playmate!


KGMom said...

I think raccoons are about the cutest animals--of course, it's the mask. They just look mischievous!
Oh good--Trouble has a companion. . .except if Trouble is one sex & the companion the opposite--more raccoons!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Raccoons have such expressive faces. I enjoyed the video of Trouble.

Dog_geek said...

Awwww... Trouble is adorable. And I guess it is true that Trouble loves company, huh?

seriously amused said...

Trouble is a cutie, but shhhh, please don't tell the resident diva kitties.

Dorothy said...

When I was a little girl, my dream was to have a raccoon for a pet.

Trouble is precious! I think I know why he's so friendly. LOL

MmeBenaut said...

It was quite dark but it was lovely anyway. Lucky Trouble!
I've been catching up on all of your posts lately Lisa. So great except for the pinched nerve in your neck. It's just my opinion but a good physiotherapist should be able to fix this for you. If not, don't bother with acupuncture, go straight to a neurologist and then have an MRI done. You risk permanent nerve damage otherwise - not to mention the chronic pain. Take time off work to do it. You simply must dear.