Saturday, 2 August 2008


We took Meeka for a walk to Porchester Castle today - she absolutely loved it.
A few photos below, and a video to follow.

I finally found my charger, but then lost my camera - I found it under the bed covered in Raccoon slobber with a few added tooth marks...

Saturday, 26 July 2008


We took Meeka to Hayling island beach for the day today - we didn't get there until 3ish, as we didn't want it to be too hot for her.
She absolutely loved it - we got a polystyrene bodyboard and took her into the water, she was having a whale of a time, she kept jumping off it into the sea.

The Havant Council beach patrol came over to us - we were worrying that a complaint had been made, and we would have to leave, but they only wanted to take photos of her- they said that it was one way of getting around the No-Dogs bylaws...

There was about 4 people who came over to take photos - I'm going to have to start giving out my email address so people can forward them on to me - I still cannot find my phone charger, so no pictures again sorry....

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Near miss...

I've just had an absolute heart in mouth moment with Meeka-
I was in the kitchen pouring a coffee, Michelle was just folding up the clothes after reloading the washing machine - I heard a funny noise -It sounded just like a very high pitched raccoon call , coming from the corner of the kitchen. The first thought that entered my head was "Oh My God Meeka is in the Bloody washing machine."
I shouted Michelle, who looked bemused and said "Nah, she can't possibly be in there" and went to look for her in the conservatory -
I wasn't convinced, so went to the machine and turned it off - sure enough I saw a little black nose poke through from the back of the machine - The cycle had only just started so she'd been sprayed with a little cold water and spun slowly round once or twice, The door has a time look, that will not let you open until two minutes after it has stopped - that was an agonising two minutes, Meeka was obviously distressed and was calling me - as soon as the door unlocked she dived out, a bit stressed out but non the worse for wear after her experience.

I hate to think what could have happened if I had not chose that moment to make a coffee - Michelle is beside herself at the moment - she had only turned her back for a second to get the washing tablets to put in the machine and Meeka jumped in...

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Here are a few photos taken at Southsea Beach yesterday evening -

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Lack of updates...

I know, I know - I'm rubbish at blogging.

I promise there will be updates soon - Pictures galore.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Raccoon tales...

As a follow up to my 'Don't get a pet raccoon' post the other day, I wanted to add these two links:

A short article by Rory Matier (who we procured Meeka from) relating to his getting attacked by a Raccoon

From the website of Maskd_Bandit (very good raccoon information) - an explanation of why not to have a Raccoon

If you are thinking about getting a pet raccoon, I would strongly recommend reading these articles first.

Make an informed decision...

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Quick painful post...

Just a pointer...

Nipple rings and baby raccoons don't make a good mix.