Funny thing; I can never "be out of service" one day I'll just drop dead. You cant make a dead horse go any further. And yet when it is time to say; "give me my money back for interuption in service" you can almost hear the accountants making a big gafaw and snarky pshaws.
Raccoons carry lepto which is a serious disease. Nobody told me about this, until after I befriended a pride of pups (young raccoons) who had lost their mother.
The baby raccoons (pups?) purred like kittens; they were adorable! I did not know this about raccoons, that they are very similar to cats.
Nor did I know that raccoons can mate with cats; thus the huge Maine Cooncat. Maine cooncats are beautiful cats but I have been told they are partially wild. These beauties must have their freedom of the outdoors and they do not domesticate at all well.
Definitely, I am sure one of my cats is a cooncat, the colour being so unsual, but she is so tiny. Unfortunately raccoons fight like polecats and carry rabies.
Again, this I did not know until after I nursed the darling raccoon pups. Nor did I realize that other raccoons get jealous of other raccoon babies and kill them. Noted this "nature's wrath" after I raised a bunch of robin chicks that were being pecked to death by their mother. Nature is not always kind, this I realize now. After watching this event I did not have the same respect for these or Blue Jays that devour other chicks.
After the fiasco of trying to help nature, I wonder if somehow I should just let nature take it's course no matter how cruel it appears to be at the time. Again, trying to "save" animals does not work out for the best. One man was trying to save a turtle from a roadway accident. The darn thing was a snapping turtle and nearly bit his hand. I did not know how high snapping turtles can jump!
Sad to note that coyotes and other raccoons have very vindictive natures and kill other defenseless animals. Not at all fuzzy, furry and airbrushed like in the Disney movies. I have learned my lesson!
"Let sleeping dogs lay" and "let nature take its course"*!(*old adages).How did I get from "no service" to "maine cooncats"? Sorry for getting "off-topic"!:)