The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147286   Message #3414062
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
03-Oct-12 - 11:43 PM
Thread Name: October Declutter & exercise~~~~ 2012
Subject: RE: October Declutter & exercise~~~~ 2012
Well, I guess one could say that I have de-cluttered my life by sending the last four raccoons off into the woods with a hug and lots of hope - and shots for distemper, rabies and parvo. May they have the best possible raccoon lives. I am glad my "kids" have moved on ----but I miss the huggable lovables.

It was lovely to watch them leave. Banjo came, when I called him to the open door. I picked him up and hugged him and told him, "It's time to go." I put him down near the water pan and he drank and then headed out into the back woods. Then Scruffy and Brother got the same treatment and followed Banjo exactly, even going up and down the same tree, following his scent. Tony, as usual, did his own thing.

They have not come back. There is food in the open pen if they ever need it. I will be sure to keep some there through the winter, just in case. They looked so beautiful, snuffling and digging in the leaves, with the confidence that comes from being well-loved. All children should be able to move into adulthood with such confidence.

Hopefully tomorrow I will have recovered enough to actually get some pots made. The woods have turned from green to yellow in the last three days!

I have managed to start the transition of clothes from summer to winter.