Dashing raccoon

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 10:15 pm
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Saw a raccoon dashing at a surprising rate of speed, but as it was in the dark going across the road it was a good thing it was moving fast.

Coonie

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 09:45 pm
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I went to a meeting at the edge of Stanley Park tonight, and had a close sighting of a raccoon. She did the hanging around to see if the humans were doing anything interesting thing, then climbed a tree and sat up in a fork, watching in case anything interesting was to be seen from that higher angle.

Raccoons!

Friday, May 20th, 2011 10:28 pm
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I was very good late yesterday evening for walking away from the loudly snarly-fighting raccoons, even though I really wanted to watch them. I did get to see one as a sillouette galumphing fast across the street after the other one. Settling about territory, I figure.
katherine: You have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light text against blurry rainbow colours (kingdom chums)
My interlibrary loan of the Kingdom Chums book Little David's Adventure arrived! I like it rather a lot.

Much enamoured of the title page (art is by one Janet Stevens).

Title page

The back cover copy is rather fabulous, and describes how the human children "meet Christopher, the princely lion of love, Magical Mose, the snappy-looking tiger of trust, and especially Little David, the Kingdom Chum of courage".

I like the description of Mary's "favorite stuffed animals—Christopher, her loving lion with the glistening blue eyes; Magical Mose, her snappy-looking tiger with his purple and white checkered bow tie and wing-tipped shoes; and Little David, her cute raccoon with sneakers and an orange and white checkered headband."

Little David's Adventure illustration

When the children meet the Kingdom Chums as talking animal characters, they've gained some clothing. "Christopher was also now wearing a long scarlet robe adorned with a heart of red and white checks." While Mose has gained not only a cape but a wand.

Christopher explains: "you have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light"...

My favourite line:
"And a little child shall lead them," Christopher murmured to Magical Mose. The lion and tiger smiled knowingly at each other.

Art: Mothering

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 11:38 pm
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Raccoon holding a Red Panda baby

Mothering. Raccoon with Red Panda baby. Matted original for the Art Show at All Fur Fun 2008. Medium: Black fineliner pen with Prismacolor pencil crayons.
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Both of these done in pencil crayon and black fineliner pen on pieces of brown envelope.

Baby Raccoon:
Baby Raccoon

Grey Squirrel:
Grey squirrel

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