Anyhow...I had dinner with Skip tonight at Tam's (a late birthday dinner, his treat) and after dinner when I got home I watched one movie done by Pixar where the main characters were a woolly mammoth, a saber toothed tiger, and a sloth. I loved it. But by time it was over I had gotten my second wind for the evening and decided to make a blueberry pie. So I made the pie and while it was baking, I cleaned the kitchen. Then I decided to watch the movie "Twister" (the one with Helen Hunt). Since it is/was a mild evening the glass doors were open and in the background I could hear the fountain burbling away. BTW, Goldilocks and Phantom (the fantail goldfish in the pond/fountain) are thriving.
However, while watching the movie and especially toward the end, I heard some major munching going on at the squirrel feeder. I am thinking to myself how unusual it is for squirrels to feed so late at night. CJ was much intrigued but he was not going anywhere close to the glass doors (that should have been my first clue). Finally I walked up to the doors and to my shock (total shock) there was this huge fat creature eating at the squirrel feeder...and it was a raccoon! He ran off as soon as I got to the glass doors but yet within 20 minutes he was back...so I chased him off again. Then I knocked the squirrel feeder off of the patio wall on to the ground. Let him eat on the ground for whatever is left but I am stopping feeding the squirrels immediately.
And my fear is that he might go after Goldilocks and Phantom!
So the squirrel feeder is no longer on the patio wall, the glass doors are securely shut, and CJ is napping (finally).