Feeling more embarrassed today about yesterday's whiny rant than anything else really. I posted a REALLY large picture before this one to distract you.
If you've been visiting this site long enough, you'll remember last summer's trouble with raccoon visitors. It looks like they're back, or at least the next generation has come to bask in the delights of our deck, but this one is trickier.
The other night we were sitting at our respective desks when we heard an odd sound coming from the front room. Davin thought it was the cat getting up to something, but when he looked to his right saw that the cat was quietly curled up and not in the front room making odd sounds. When he went out to investigate he noticed a little raccoon outside on the deck. The window was open but we have bars so we didn't think anything of it until we saw the paw prints all over the room. Then we discovered that some of the cat's food (Davin had just put some out) was missing and there was dirt in her water bowl. Davin closed the window and about 10 minutes later we heard another noise and discovered the little raccoon performing acrobatics on the window bars!
The cat did NOTHING! She just sat in the doorway (in perfect line of vision) watching a little raccoon come into our place and eat her food without so much as a peep. I'm glad she didn't try to get into an altercation with a raccoon, but she didn't even make a sound to alert us. Ten years with that cat and I still don't get her.
Later that evening when I went into the bathroom I discovered paw prints all over the toilet seat and dirt in the toilet bowl. I'm not a germ-o-phobe but I sterilized that seat before using it none-the-less.
Days have passed and I'm still walking tentatively everytime I approach the window, half expecting to find a raccoon under the kitchen table.