A Party, You Say?

Yes, wake up Mr.Raccoon. It’s Canada’s 150th birthday party. Imagine! 150 years!

But I’m so cozy up in the crook of this big tree. Will I have to come down to join the party? I saw a dog down there on the ground.

C’mon down, Rocky. We can play party games.

Don’t worry about Emma. She can’t climb. You can watch the celebrations from the safety of your tree. Just enjoy the wonders of living in this great country. Smile, be happy, be grateful.

Well, if you put it that way, of course. I can have my own little party up here in the tree. Plenty of room on this raccoon tree rest. So let’s get the party rolling. Sorry, Emma. I don’t like playing tag with dogs, but would ya bring me a beer, eh? And Happy Canada Day!

 

44 thoughts on “A Party, You Say?

    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I’ve seen how vicious they can be from the days when we had chickens. I keep my dogs well away from raccoons. Actually, I brought them into the house after I took these pictures. Don’t really want them to “party” together. I bet that was a noisy (and scary) encounter between your dog and the raccoon.

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      1. montucky

        It was at night and very loud. I got to the scene about a half second too late to get my boot into the raccoon. I’m still not sure who won the battle, but the raccoon hasn’t been back since.

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  1. Pat

    Happy Canada Day! That’s a pretty special anniversary. I think raccoons like to do their partying at night. I’m sure he’ll be whooping it up come sundown. πŸ™‚

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  2. Pit

    That reminds me of one time at our old place in Karnes City. Our two dogs, Buster and Sally, had chased a raccoon up a tree and sat under it, barking like mad. And the raccoon became so scared, even up there, that it shat its pants. Only, it didn’t have pants on, obviously, and so that stuff landed on Buster and Sally, And I had to clean them up! πŸ˜‰
    Hope Emma escaped that fate. πŸ˜‰
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Well, that’s another line of defense I hadn’t thought about. This raccoon was in the neighbours’ tree and there’s a fence between us as well, but still…. I’m watchful when it comes to visitors.

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  3. John

    Cute photos Anneli, your dog is gorgeous! Happy Birthday Canada! I lived in Ontario for two years back in the 1980’s and loved it. Such friendly people and clean cities. i love you Canada!! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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      1. John

        Awww thanks so much Anneli! I hope you like our new president, I see him as a breath of fresh air for the States. No country is perfect but I believe that Canada, the UK and the States are the best there are.

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        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          I know my dogs are always a bit upset when we have the annual fireworks, and that’s not me playing with them, making them extra nervous. It’s not something most people think about – how animals are upset because they don’t know what’s happening.

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  4. colderweather

    That’s such a cute post and pictures πŸ™‚ Nowadays, living in an apartment, I never get to see any raccoons anymore. Different story while we were still in QC. I was new to raccoons, since we don’t have them in Europe [so much], and I fell in love with them. We lived rather isolated so I could feed them some pizza crusts every now and then, and take photos through the patio door.

    Hope you had a great holiday!

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      1. reocochran

        Wonder what was the cause of all the racket? Caterwauling and carrying on! Usually this is in the animals’ world feuding over mates or producing more babies to come. . . πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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