Sunday, August 22, 2010

Snacks and Smiles

Another scheduled post while we're away at the cottage...


Much of our time was spent in the company of this little sweetie. Bubbles misses her adopted bother, Bayley (who never returned from an overnight excursion) and has regressed mildly because of it. She's older than he was by about a month and though she now stays out all night, she still comes around the cottage twice a day for her feedings and cuddles....



... and heart-melting smiles.

Another mini-post is scheduled for Thursday.

42 comments:

June said...

What great pix of precious Bubbles!
Is that really a little smile?
...or was she crunching on a kibble?

wordsareforwriting said...

That's the first time I've seen a tame one!

How long have you had her for?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Wow, this is a great picture; those kibbles are obviously going down a treat!

CJ xx

Maggie May said...

What wonderful pictures. It is great to see such wild creatures in a tame situation.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

slommler said...

Fabulous pics Hilary!! She is so adorable!!
My fiber piece is installed!! Come see!
Hugs
SueAnn

jinksy said...

I think the 'smile' is more a warning 'Stand back! This snack's all mine!'

jinksy said...

I think the 'smile' is rather a 'Stand back! This snack's all MINE'

Daryl said...

So sad about Bayley, I can only hope he met a hot gal raccoon and is off living somewhere with her ...

Jillsy said...

What beautiful teeth she has!

Hope Bayley is off on a wonderful adventure.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

gosh I love racoons :)

TechnoBabe said...

She know where the food is! Smart girl.

ellen abbott said...

We can only hope that Bayley found his place.

Grayquill said...

I hope this little bubble of life has had her rabies shot. A few months back one of these furry creatures got into my garage. I won't tell you what his fate was but he didn't become my best friend, and that's all I am going to say about that.

DJan said...

I hope you are being careful to wash your hands after handling little Bubbles. I don't have any desire to get too close to them myself, but your pictures are outstanding, as usual.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Magnifico!!

Brian Miller said...

aw...cute pics...my boys loved this one as well...

Country Girl said...

What a beautiful baby.

Shammickite said...

I wander what happened to her little brother.

Slamdunk said...

I'm sorry to hear that Bayley did not return.

I hope you are enjoying your time away.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Beautiful, aren't they?

Enjoy your time at the lake. Been thinking of you - how our lakes are different due to geography. Actually, talked about your lake and photos with my husband today. You have more privacy, but we'll take a lake however we can get it.

Stacey Dawn said...

They are the cutest masked little critters, aren't they?

Dave said...

She's really cute Hillary. - Dave

kcinnova said...

Poor Bubbles, missing Bayley.

Mental P Mama said...

Oh is that adorable????? What a face.

Indrani said...

Terrific captures!
They are slightly frightening though.

Fragrant Liar said...

What an infectious smile on that little guy's face. Makes you want to go out and get your own coon. :))

messymimi said...

Almost makes me wish I could have one. Almost.

Reb said...

She is so cute, too bad Bayley hasn't come back.

Cloudia said...

what eyes!






Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

MaggieGem said...

Sorry to hear Bayley hasn't returned and Bubbles was so upset... gotta love that smiling shot though!

Nancy said...

What a sweet little animal. I hope Bayley is just off on an adventure.

Maggie said...

:)

ladyfi said...

Who knew they could smile? What lovely pictures.

Fishcaeky said...

Waah! She's so very cute! I really love that smile~!♥

Devoted To Quilting said...

I know you'll have a good time at the Lake. Love the picture of Bubbles. I've just found my way back to the blogs I loved. Since you'll not be posting, I may actually catch up. ~Nita

Debbie said...

I so wish I could feel the warm fuzzies for these creatures! I guess that is why they hang around you instead of me:)

Steve Gravano said...

Hope your time at the lake is fabulous. Love the photos of Bubbles.

Toemailer said...

great shots!

holdingmoments said...

Love that smile :)

Kerri said...

Oh my ~ what a sweetie pie! I hope Baylee is OK ~ and just doing what raccoons do :)

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone. Bubbles continues to enjoy her life up at the cottage. Bayley never returned.. we miss him tremendously. There's a new young-un .. very young kit named Binky who is a bundle of mischief. I'll be posting more about her later. Thanks for stopping by with your always-kind comments.

Linda said...

Marvelous!