Friday, March 11, 2005

but he could jump on my head and try to be a coon skin hat!!

i fear that this could indeed happen. there is a raccoon living on the roof. everyone thought that i was being paranoid and just imaging the scratching noises. one day thom heard them so i knew they were real.. but then convinced myself that it was just one of the giant crows that dwell outside my window (do i live in a forest? no i do not). the crows are scary enough, but on thursday afternoon, beth and i were watching 24 when out of the corner of my eye i noticed a bear on our balcony and let out a loud yelp. the bear turned out to be a largish raccoon... that scampered off onto the roof, and then i saw him from my bedroom window. just skulking along like he owned the place. also, the funniest thing that he did once or twice was put both paws up in the balcony railing and peer over like a spy. needless to say, i am now afraid of that raccoon leaping upon my jugular when i venture outside. anyone who thinks i am a little bit exagerative (?) has clearly not seen the killer bunny in monty python's search for the holy grail.. that is one frightening rodent folks. i just spent the day playing 'mom' to vivian and nathan and i am beat, it is 9 pm and i am seriously tempted to go to bed. maybe i will read for a while. friday night and to bed at 9, can i get more mom like? i think not

nighty night.


Beth said...

Hey Kate!

I've never commented on your blog before, although I do read it often and enjoy it. I think, though, that I am the resident mammal expert since I am taking Mammalogy this year (I just got home from a lab in which we examined rodents for a couple hours). I am sorry to inform you that the bunny is not a rodent, it is a lagomorph. Also, raccoons are in the order Carnivora. Their scientific name is Procyon lotor. But don't worry, it won't eat you. Just be happy you don't have any cornfields or melon patches (at least I don't think you do). Don't worry too much in the day - it's nocturnal.

Hope that clears things up. Best of luck to you and your cornfields.

Saskatoon Beth

Rachel Malena said...

haha it's funny that i decided on this day to leave a comment on this post on this blog, because my sister beth already did. but i will anyways! i just wanted to say kate, that this is one of my most favoristest blogs to check. you remind me of the girl in ben fold's song entitled "kate". thank you for your light!