Weekends usually entertain me, but this weekend the wildlife in the hood decided to surprise me.
It started Saturday morning around 5:30 a.m.
Dad was having his morning coffee, mom was still in bed sleeping and I was laying in the morning sun by the front door looking out the window.
All of a sudden here comes Baby the Raccoon, but as I looked closer Baby was bringing babies with her. Three baby raccoons. Do you know that they hop like bunnies and play like puppies and kitties? They were jumping and playing and ruff housing. They are sooo cute.
I started knocking on the window. Tap, Tap, Tap with my big paws.
I went and told Dad – Meow, Meow, Meow
Look, look, look I have new baby friends.
Dad came to the window laughing and asked me “Should we wake up mom? No, we better let her sleep, today is going to be a long, hot day with the car show.”
So Dad and I sat for almost an hour watching Baby and her kits. They ate Hilters leftover cat food, took baths in Hilter’s water dish then moved to Haley’s water bucket and almost fell in it. It was so much fun.
I kept pawing at the windows, I wanted Dad to let me out so I could play too.
Then they left. Hopping, skipping, rolling, laughing little raccoon babies.
“Come back, Come back… Mom needs to take pictures and she is still sleeping, you have to wait until she gets up to leave.”
They were gone.
The rest of the morning and afternoon was very boring, no mom and dad, no entertainment. Purrs Naps.
Then, that night when mom and dad came home the wildlife entertainment continued.
It was dark outside and very late. Dad was with one of his buddies out in the garage/shop. Mom had come in for the evening and was looking for a snack or two to nibble on. I offered her Nippers, but she said no, we couldn’t eat Nippers.
Hilter was meowing at the front door, so mom took her some kitty food. I guess she decided to give her extra in case Baby and her babies came for a treat too.
It was nice and quiet, when all of a sudden I got company at the front door. The front door was open, but luckily the screen door was latched and I haven’t quite got the muscle to open it yet, cuz I would have been out that door in a second.
My skunk came back, my skunk came back, I haven’t seen my skunk friend in weeks. Here skunkie, come closer skunkie I want to see you and your beautiful fluffy tail.
Tap, Tap, Tap on the screen door; let me out I want to play with Skunkie.
Mom came to see what the ruckus was about. She stood there almost like a statue, afraid to move. I was still tapping on the screen door. She finally slowly moved away and shut the actual front door.
No No No, Meow Meow Meow, Hss at mom – I want to play with Skunkie. I was throwing what mom calls my Winston kitty fits.
She got on the phone and called Dad in the garage and told him about Skunkie; Dad told her to sheww Skunkie away. I thought Mom was going to reach threw the phone and strangle dad. She asked him if he wanted to sleep with skunk smell all night. He said “no”, but he didn’t want Skunkie on the porch.
Do skunks smell bad? I want to know.
She went back to the front door and now here is Skunkie and Baby the Raccoon both on the front porch. Baby must have left her kits at home because they weren’t there. All I could think of though is “Oh my, this isn’t going to be pretty.” But they were sharing Hilter’s leftovers out of the food dish. I didn’t know Raccoons and Skunks got along. What an interesting site.
But where is Hilter, my wonderful outside sister cat? Hilter are you o.k.? Oh there you are, Hilter. In front of the garage door.
Hilter what are you doing? Hilter? Hilter has a mouse. She is throwing it way high in the air and catching it, dropping it, chasing it, catching it, and throwing into the air again. I hear her chirping at it. Meeeoooowwww Meeooow Meeooowww
Hilter does your mousie have a name? Hey Hilter do you see Skunkie and Baby? They are on the porch. Hilter ignores them, she is more interested in her mouse.
All this activity and I am locked inside with mom. Mom still can’t speak, she can’t move, she is absolutely amazed that all of this is going on at the same time. She is so amazed that she forgot to go get the camera and take pictures.
How can I have proof of this without pictures? I just don’t know what to do about her.
I don’t know how long this went on. It seemed like a long time. It was so fun to see all the anipals getting along, but eventually they left.
The mouse was dead, Hilter was hungry again; asking for more food since Skunkie and Baby ate everything that was left to eat.
Then dad called to see if they could come out of the garage cuz neighbor Brett wanted to go home and dad wanted to come in and see if mom had left any treats for him.
The excitement was done for the evening and it was time for me to have a nap and dream about tomorrow.