I was knitting away on a sock for Summer of Socks, and glanced out the window.  There seemed to be something furry in the tree, and peering more closely revealed that it was a raccoon, settled in for the late afternoon.  But then


it seemed like there were more ears and heads than you might expect one raccoon to have

Rackety Coon Chile

and indeed, it was two: a young mother and kit.


No, we don’t leave pet food outside, and don’t want to actively encourage them to stay.  But they are darned cute.