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Message 1399978 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 5:05:43 UTC

Hello friends and welcome to the 18th installment of our Critter Cafe.

For those who are new to us, this is a place where critter people, and anyone else who wishes to visit, converge to talk about whatever they would like to talk about. There is no such thing as "off topic" in the Critter Cafe.



Congratulations are in order. I'm a great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother again!!! Aren't my new grandchildren beautiful???

The raccoon our house sitter saw during our travels finally decided to show herself to us. Last night she came by with two of her kits and tonight she brought all five. We only got three of them in this picture. The other two were up on the hill out of camera range.

I really cannot figure out who this mama raccoon is. She is "window trained" and quite familiar with our backyard, but she is rather skittish. She is not tolerating my presence outside right now, but this should change with a little behavior modification training.

The only distinguishing physical characteristic she has is light, very fine and thin fur on her forearms. She looks like she has been using a depilatory product, so I have decided that her name must be Pilar.

Of course, now we need some baby names, and that is where you all come in. After the Maggie-Magoo sex change surprise last season, I have decided to run the baby naming contest a little differently this year. Over the next 3 days, people should post potential baby names in this thread. Saturday morning I will pick the five names that most amuse me.

Three days should give everyone a little time to come up with good names.

Hint - a good raccoon name is a unisex name, since we find out much later who is a boy raccoon and who is a girl raccoon.

Let the baby naming begin!!!

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Message 1399982 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 5:14:30 UTC

Two obvious ones to start the ball rolling
Francis - shortened to "Frank"
Leslie - shortened to "Les"


Since I was at school with a boy "Frank" who was apparently spelt the wrong way I've never been able to sort the correct that name out. And as all the "Leslie's" I know use "Les"

And a third I just thought of
Mich - short for either Michel or Michael
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Message 1399983 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 5:15:57 UTC

Hmmmm I thought Francis was for boys and Frances was for girls.

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Message 1399987 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 5:24:42 UTC

Who, What, When, Why, and finally Where.
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Message 1399989 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 5:25:54 UTC - in response to Message 1399987.

Who, What, When, Why, and finally Where.


LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Message 1399990 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 5:26:02 UTC

Boris or Natasha, or Rocky or Bullwinkle maybe.
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Message 1399996 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 5:36:39 UTC - in response to Message 1399983.

Morning Angela - a nice, if slightly chilly one here

Hmmmm I thought Francis was for boys and Frances was for girls.


And I always thought it was the other way round - such is the way one can confuse me
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Message 1399997 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 5:39:06 UTC - in response to Message 1399983.

Hmmmm I thought Francis was for boys and Frances was for girls.


I actualy knew a couple that were named Franky and Johnny. The girl was named Johnny that was her real name. I lost track of them over the years so I dont know if she has shot him yet.
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Message 1400007 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 6:16:03 UTC

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Message 1400051 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 8:17:39 UTC

First of all congratulations upon your new found Grandma status!

If you want a unisex name I suggest Bobbie or Bobby.

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Message 1400056 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 8:39:01 UTC

There is Lindsay as in Wagnar, Bionic Woman or Lindsey as in Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac.

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Message 1400091 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 11:24:27 UTC

a salute to their bandit nature..

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Message 1400097 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 11:32:25 UTC

Charlie is also a good name for a raccoon...

Congratz Angela:)
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Message 1400220 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 16:52:54 UTC

Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice. There are examples of all of them being used opposite the normal gender assignment.

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Message 1400228 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 16:57:58 UTC

Moe, Larry and Curly(the 3 stooges)...

Plus Shemp...
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Message 1400235 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 17:06:18 UTC

Trouble and Manners.
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Message 1400317 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 19:46:44 UTC - in response to Message 1400228.

Moe, Larry and Curly(the 3 stooges)...





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Message 1400328 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 20:04:22 UTC - in response to Message 1400317.

Moe, Larry and Curley(the 3 stooges)...


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Message 1400329 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 20:05:33 UTC

Those aren't raccoons, Victor! ;)
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