Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Raccoon Who Thinks He's A Cat

Many of you expressed concern about our Mr. Coon Guy, so today we thought we'd share a little history on him. Mr. Coon Guy originally showed up at our house about two years ago. He was running with a pretty wild pack, who knocked over our trash cans, dug around in the trash, and tried eating the fish from our back yard pond. Needless to say, we told him he and his friends had to move on.
About a month later he returned. This time by himself. He was very apologetic, and informed us, that if we let him stay, he would never invite any of his friends, knock over our trash cans, eat our fish, or bother our cats. Two years later he is still holding true to his word...

The cats are not aggressive about their food, so they don't mind sharing it with Mr. Coon Guy. Mr. Coon Guy doesn't mind the cats, in fact he thinks he is one of them and often walks right under the outdoor patio furniture they are laying on. Everyone lives in harmony. Now normally cats and raccoons don't mix, but when you have one who thinks he's a cat, he tends to be pretty Mr. Coon Guy seems to know that he has it pretty good. He lives under the house during the day, has a nice pond to drink out of at night, and finishes off whatever cat food is left in the bowl we place outside every morning for a feral cat who showed up here about a year ago.

So that's Mr. Coon Guy's story, the raccoon who thinks he's a cat! The cats are now all indoors after Orange Boy's rattlesnake bite, so as long as Mr. Coon Guy continues to live in peace with the feral who is still outside, doesn't eat the fish from our pond, invite any of his friends, or knock over our trash cans, he is welcome to stay.


Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We have a visitor and think it's a Mr. Raccoon, possibly a Ms.
Funny how you post this and we posted little footprints today :)

So glad the cats are inside now!
We came by to see how Orange Boy is doing, must be pretty good!!

~ The Bunch

Babs (Beetle) said...

Oh how sweet! Somehow animals know when they are well off.

George Steppa & Babys said...

Moki u ar so sweet in this photo are u prying for all of who no nothing about COONS we neet it lol Well your bean do

JB's Big World said...

Wow, everyone is getting wildlife visitors. I have not seen a coon at my house yet but we have a lot of other welcome and unwelcome visitors!


Great story. We have a raccoon who eats the cat food we put out for a feral cat. He is cute and sometimes even tries to look in our windows. We adore him.

Princess said...

Well then. I think I am rather fond of this Mr. Coon Guy. Any friend of kitties is a friend of mine!

We hope Orange boy is doing well. Happy week-end to all of you

purrrs always, Prinnie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Now that's a good visitor. He behaves himself.

-d ma said...

See it's all about the company u keep. Hang out with the wrong crowd and you'll get in trouble. Glad Mr. Coon Guy finally found the right element to associate with.

Asta said...

I hope Mr.Coon Guy stays's vewy nice of you to let him stay and shawe youw stuff..
I love that bootiful sneepy pictoowe of you
smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

We have lots of Racoons at The Swamp where Mom has her office. Mom feed lots of wildlife including 2 Canadian Geese that come each Spring, all sorts of Birdies, Turtles, Beavers and Raccoons. Mom finally got a good photo of Mama Raccoon today, so stop by tomorrow!