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Message 2014952 - Posted: 11 Oct 2019, 1:29:17 UTC

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Message 2015909 - Posted: 19 Oct 2019, 0:25:16 UTC

Marilyn has two babies - both blond raccoons. The kits are really skittish so haven't been able to get a decent picture yet.

Fabio, Marilyn's brother, visited last night. He has really gotten big. Part of one of his ears is gone, presumably from a fight.
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Message 2015918 - Posted: 19 Oct 2019, 2:13:07 UTC

I have good and bad news.

I now have a GF and I have a bone spur in My left elbow.


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Message 2016207 - Posted: 22 Oct 2019, 2:49:04 UTC

In my continuing quest to acquire more raccoon things, here is my latest acquisition. It's a slingshot. I don't need a slingshot, nor will I ever use this slingshot. But it's a hand-carved raccoon, so I bought it.



The tail continues around the back.


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Message 2018029 - Posted: 7 Nov 2019, 2:02:09 UTC - in response to Message 2017999.  

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Message 2018034 - Posted: 7 Nov 2019, 3:07:13 UTC

Something some women don't know and DO need to know, the ERA is not part of the Constitution, yet.

Except for the Right to Privacy(14th) and the Right to Vote(19th), womens rights are mere laws that can be repealed by a simple majority in Congress.

The ERA needs to be ratified by only 1 more state, Virginia which is now going to do just that and then the ERA will have been ratified in 38 states.

HJR38(215 backers and at least 218 needed) and SJR6(3 backers and at least 51 needed) will repeal the time limit and both only need to pass in the respective chambers and a potus sig is not required according to the US Constitution.

The time limit is not in the ERA, it's part of of a resolution.
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Message 2018130 - Posted: 8 Nov 2019, 3:06:26 UTC - in response to Message 2018034.  
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Something some women don't know and DO need to know, the ERA is not part of the Constitution, yet.

Except for the Right to Privacy(14th) and the Right to Vote(19th), womens rights are mere laws that can be repealed by a simple majority in Congress.

The ERA needs to be ratified by only 1 more state, Virginia which is now going to do just that and then the ERA will have been ratified in 38 states.

HJR38(215 backers and at least 218 needed) and SJR6(3 backers and at least 51 needed) will repeal the time limit and both only need to pass in the respective chambers and a potus sig is not required according to the US Constitution.

The time limit is not in the ERA, it's part of of a resolution.

I knew that. I'm a woman.

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Message 2018136 - Posted: 8 Nov 2019, 3:36:29 UTC - in response to Message 2018130.  

I did say some, it's kind of hard to tell who does and who does not know this as I'm not a mind reader...
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Message 2018344 - Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 1:40:44 UTC

'Ol Pookers is at a football game and I'm spending most of the evening scrubbing floors.

I think I need to get liberated...
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Message 2018356 - Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 5:04:11 UTC - in response to Message 2018344.  

'Ol Pookers is at a football game and I'm spending most of the evening scrubbing floors.

I think I need to get liberated...

I think he may come home happy.
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Message 2018758 - Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 5:27:22 UTC

Hazelnut Tanuki is now visiting nightly with her one baby, whom we have named Fuzzball. It is unusual for a raccoon as young as Hazelnut to only have one surviving kit in the fall, so something must have happened to the other babies that she undoubtedly conceived. Raccoons are particularly susceptible to distemper (both canine and feline), so sadly the smart money is on disease. On the other hand, I saw a great horned owl on a lamp post behind our backyard last night. Great horned owls prefer rodents, but will eat skunks, cats, baby raccoons etc. This was a particularly large and beautiful owl, and I was really glad I had managed to get both of our indoor/outdoor cats in for the night.

Marilyn has been visiting regularly with two darling little blond babies. We really haven't settled on names for these two kits yet, and so if you would like to name a raccoon baby please offer suggestions.

The best raccoon names tend to be unisex, as we never know if the kits are male or female until I teach them to stand up to request food. Since these are blond babies, we would appreciate name suggestions that imply blondness or redness in their coats. For example, their great grandmother was Snowball, their grandmother was Rusty, their mother is Marilyn, and their uncle is Fabio (Fabio is the raccoon formerly known as Farrah, until he stood up and we realized how inappropriate the name Farrah was.)

Fabio visits every once in a while. He has become a surprisingly large and devastatingly handsome male raccoon. Our blond raccoons don't tend to run large, so I was surprised at how big Fabio had become.

I don't know if litter size is genetically linked to blond/cinnamon colored coats, but our blonds tend to have small litters of 1-2 kits. whether the mama is young or old. Our more typically colored raccoons tend to have surviving litters of 3-5 kits in the fall, unless the mama is getting on in years. Old Threesie, for example, had one surviving baby who we called Fat Baby. The next year Old Threesie didn't return, and we assume she passed over the Raccoon Rainbow Bridge. Fat Baby never had to compete for food with siblings, hence his chubby stature.

Anyway, looking forward to name suggestions for our two blond babies.

Thanks!!!
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Message 2018830 - Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 18:35:39 UTC
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Angela, I think Mooch is a cute name. I've named one of the feral cats Mooch.

As for the color thing, how about Buttons (as in Red Buttons)? But you're looking for blonde names. Save Buttons for another time.
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Message 2018841 - Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 20:17:41 UTC

Here are some suggestions Angela.

Graham
Crackers
Obama
Tailor
Donald
Quack
Nuts
Cookoo
Bronze
Strawberry
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Message 2019543 - Posted: 18 Nov 2019, 18:25:28 UTC

Hi Angela
Hi Vic
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Message 2019563 - Posted: 18 Nov 2019, 20:16:51 UTC

Hi back 'atcha Byron!

Vic, "Graham" and "Crackers" are pretty cute names for blond raccoons, as they are very much the same color as those beloved preschool snacks. I'll see what Eric thinks tonight, but I think we may have a winner.

Fuzzball is turning out to be quite the friendly and easily trained raccoon kit. He reminds me of Artemis, so Eric had better watch his toes!!!
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Message 2019573 - Posted: 18 Nov 2019, 22:20:01 UTC - in response to Message 2019563.  

Hi back 'atcha Byron!

Vic, "Graham" and "Crackers" are pretty cute names for blond raccoons, as they are very much the same color as those beloved preschool snacks. I'll see what Eric thinks tonight, but I think we may have a winner.

Fuzzball is turning out to be quite the friendly and easily trained raccoon kit. He reminds me of Artemis, so Eric had better watch his toes!!!

Fuzzball is also a term for a cat and it also reminds Me of a certain Wookie...
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Message 2019577 - Posted: 18 Nov 2019, 22:40:15 UTC

Now there is a name. Wookie and of course Chewbacca.
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Message 2019724 - Posted: 20 Nov 2019, 3:48:03 UTC

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Message 2020404 - Posted: 24 Nov 2019, 16:57:53 UTC

are all raccoons addicted to Cheerios?
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