The Daily Digital Photo
Chronicling the life of Clayton and Spenser, with memories of Scooter

June 12, 2008

I heard Spenser shriek before I knew what it was, but I knew that it HAD to be an animal, so I practically dove for the doggy door in an effort to keep him inside. Which fortunately worked. Then I turned to see what we were dealing with and, being the woman that I am, yelled for Phillip. It was 6:30 on Wednesday morning and he lumbered down in his version of pajamas, an outfit not quite suitable for removing a raccoon from the yard. So while I secured the doggy door and took this photo, he got dressed and located two shovels which he used to capture this remarkably timid raccoon and dispose of it down at the bottom of the driveway. My hero. I can't imagine what we would have come home to if the raccoon had chosen a later hour to make his entrance. Clayton and Spenser once had a rousing game of tug-a-war with a groundhog, which ended in a tie -- between Clayton and Spenser, that is, the groundhog lost.

Phillip took this picture last week of a rather large snapping turtle underneath his car. I think I should cordon off the house and charge admission!