Our Evening Guest, Georgina Cooney

She was so clearly disturbed by my ignorant assessment of her gender identity, that it wasn't but a few days later that she brought her four small children to meet us! "Geo." immediately became "Georgina". She loves a few marshmallows after a bowl of catfood, and yes, I know there are a faction who throw dire rabies warnings my way and the rest say they've raised them as pets and what wonderful little animals they are.

Bring it on. It's not unlike today's political climate!
you this was you the minute those masked eyes appeared :)
posted August 31st, 2017  
that would be knew this was you ha ha
how wonderful to meet the family
posted August 31st, 2017  
Love!! We used to have a raccoon family visit us to eat the dog food on our deck. We've moved since then but I'd love to "sponsor" another family. :)
posted August 31st, 2017  
Very cute!
posted August 31st, 2017  
Cute, but those things are pests.
posted August 31st, 2017  
@annied They really do provide an evening's entertainment and delight our house guests! Just ask Pam @pamknowler and Joy @joysfocus! While some complain that they dig up the flower pots, I've never had that problem... They're well-fed at my house and don't need to look for grubs when they visit!

@irishmamacita10 Thanks for the love! I wouldn't try to pet one, but like the stray cats that find their way to my back door, the raccoons are welcome, too. (And I've watched often that the cats and raccoons seem to have a mutual respect for one another...) Thanks again for sharing your experience! Nice to see you back and more frequently on 365!
posted August 31st, 2017  
Wow... animals sure like you!!
posted August 31st, 2017  
@laurieewilson Thanks, Laurie : )

@homeschoolmom I fully understand that they're not everyone's favorite animal, but I don't mind them at all.
posted August 31st, 2017  
the only raccoons i like is the porter airline logo :-) i take it everything's well, medically? hope you are doing fine. i miss you.
posted August 31st, 2017  
@kwind I truly consider it a gift, Kim! I've always related well to animals (and twice in my life have worked for vets).

@summerfield Is that a live raccoon? We're doing fine...eye surgery done and waiting to get new glasses. A medical procedure Friday to see how the stomach surgery is getting along...I'll probably sleep for 3 days after that! I confess I'm glad to be getting some much-needed rest... Probably comes as no surprise to you that I try to do too much!
posted August 31st, 2017  
It would be wonderful to have this family visit.
posted August 31st, 2017  
Oh, cute little Georgina! Would love to see her babies!
posted August 31st, 2017  
that face!
posted August 31st, 2017  
How gorgeous,it's so special to have a wild animal trust you in this way!!
posted August 31st, 2017  
such a cutie!
posted August 31st, 2017  
OMG Louise how I long to see Georgina and her babies! They are probably getting quite big now! I was soooooo disappointed not to see any raccoons on my visit this year. You know how much I love these cheeky rascals! Fav for your great collage!
posted August 31st, 2017  
@pamknowler ...Good morning! Thanks for the fave, and I'm so sorry you didn't see them this time! Having been away, they probably gave up on us for a while! They're typically around so often, I don't even bother to go out and see them. ...about to call it a day! Good night!
posted August 31st, 2017  
I am sure you would notice a change in her if she got rabies and keep and eye on her. It doesn't happen overnight. Are we going to see the babies. Oh I am laughing Two just did a flying bounce on a plastic bag. She would so amuse you.
posted August 31st, 2017  
It's a sure sign of trust that she brings her babies to visit!
posted August 31st, 2017  
Awesome shots
posted August 31st, 2017  
I think they are just too cute. Would love to see a real one but will just have to make do with Koalas. How on earth did you find out that they like marshmallows or did they steal them from your campfire
posted August 31st, 2017  
just remembered. When we lived in Cairns in far north Queensland we used to have the huge Cane Toads come and eat the cat's food but I am afraid we did not encourage them as they are poisonous
posted August 31st, 2017  
@joansmor Around any wild animal, I would always stay alert. With so many raccoons in our area, if there was a problem with them, I have little doubt some vet(s) would send up a news flash. Always good to remind people that wild animals aren't to be "petting pets"!
posted August 31st, 2017  
@cruiser OMG Chris, we had much the same sort of toads in Hawaii when I was a child! There was always the concern the dog would try to catch one! There, they were called Buffos...and yes...*Large*! Not cuddly cute and adorable like raccoons! Thanks for sharing that!
posted August 31st, 2017  
Great shot of this cute animal. as long as you do n`t tuch them , or being tuch (or worse) by them . there is no harm in it.
posted August 31st, 2017  
Cute triptych of these happy beasties.
posted September 1st, 2017  
As long as everyone understands "from where they sit how they stand", as my mother would say, all should be well at your zoo! Smile!
posted September 1st, 2017  
@cruiser I just remembered :someone: had a question about the marshmallows! Would you believe it was someone on 365 who told me her mother had fed them marshmallows! They have a huge craving for sweets it seems, but I try to limit how many I give them at a time! I've since read about raccoons on the internet, and again, those who like the little visitors know their penchant for sweets!
posted September 1st, 2017  
How adorable! You are the animal whisperer, Louise! They are smart and know where there is food and a safe haven. Too sweet! Fav.
posted September 1st, 2017  
Wonderful :)
posted September 1st, 2017  
Love these shots! You are so lucky to have her come to visit and then to bring her babies too!
My husband would put the marshmallows in his shirt pocket & our Ralph Raccoon would sit on his shoulder and dig them out of his pocket.
posted September 5th, 2017  
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