Rocky shows up to save the day! (or morning)

rocky raccoon, morning coughee moment, scar, myot
@JolietJake (51124)
United States
March 24, 2016 5:20am CST
So I was trying to decide what to write about and coming up empty-handed. The terrorist situation in Belgium has been covered a few dozen times, so no sense for me to go there...it's all been said already...and it can be said in two words...terrorists suck. There was the person that posted 35 re-written quotes as discussions I saw a little bit ago, but some deft reporting of the account got rid of that in one fell swoop. Then I thought to write about the missing set of sumo suits and how much of a pain it is to try to find them in the UPS orders (thanks for not writing them down Boss )...two hours of checking invoices has gotten me a definite 'maybe' but that's as far as I can get. And really, I didn't want to write a complaint about anything...I wanted a more positive start to the day. So I decided to forget about it and go fix breakfast. Which of course, I stuck my head outside first to check on Scar, and there's Rocky!! Yeah, I've posted about him before...but seeing him here feeding, and his relative unconcern with Scar and I as he goes about his business, is always a high point for my day (or early morning). He did show a slight irritation with me...after I took the final photo, he hissed to tell me 'Dude...yer disturbing me...now back off a bit, that damn flash is bright!' G'mornin' Rocky...and good morning myLot.
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@owlwings (39409)
• Cambridge, England
24 Mar 16
Raccoons are one of my favourite animals. They are smart and fearless and wily. They also like to wash their food before eating it (though this one doesn't seem to mind about it too much). What is he eating? It looks like a frankfurter with mustard on it!
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
24 Mar 16
We put a few ears of corn on the tree embedded on a nail
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@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Mar 16
I can understand how an owl might like an racoon.
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 Mar 16
Raccoon's are extremely smart @owlwings . One time I had a garbage bag in the back seat of my car and I left a window partially down. When I came out the next morning, everything from the bag was opened up and all over the car. I was particularly upset when they opened a canister of cocoa and poured it into my drivers seat. I think if allowed, they could open a locked safe.
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@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
24 Mar 16
I have enjoyed your pictures on Facebook. Rocky seems to have firmly moved into your neighborhood. Yep, I am having a hard time coming up with interesting ideas and things to post. I often do not have my camera in hand when I see stuff and some things you just need a photo for the full effect.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
24 Mar 16
Some of the photos I wish I had...run to get the camera, and it's too late
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Mar 16
@JolietJake I seriously hate when that happens!
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@amnabas (10309)
• Karachi, Pakistan
24 Mar 16
Aww he is enjoying that's for sure.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
24 Mar 16
Yeah, he seems fairly sure he's safe here
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Mar 16
Are you feeding the raccoon or is he availing himself of something left for some other animals or birds? I know we have raccoons, we saw a baby one that had fallen from a tree, but ours never let us see them. Only if you get outside before dawn and peer into the darkness can you catch a glimpse.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
24 Mar 16
There's always leftover corn from feeding the squirrels the previous afternoon, and he comes to 'clean up' after them. The first few times, he ran as soon as I came out of the house, but now he seems to realize we (Scar and I) are no threat and mean him no harm.
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@Lucky15 (33751)
• Philippines
24 Mar 16
Good morning scar and rocky He surely doesn't want any phot op
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
24 Mar 16
I'm starting to see him here pretty often
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• United States
24 Mar 16
Well at least Rocky posed long enough for a picture. 35 quotes? He/she must have been on a roll. I've seen a couple that just post emojis. Quick to report those too. The sun is shining today. I did a bit of shopping and returned $13 worth of bottles. Now home and relaxing. Thought about going to the next state to do more shopping but talked myself out of it.
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• United States
24 Mar 16
Gmorning to Rocky and JJ and Scar. I hope the day is kind to you friend. It is sunny and we are digging out here in Denver.
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@amadeo (67784)
• United States
24 Mar 16
Good morning to both of you.I love raccoon.There is something about them. You are right too many topics on Brussels and Donald Trumps
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@destimona (1930)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
24 Mar 16
Surprised to see your regular visitor.
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@Hanyouyomi (1943)
• Dallas, Texas
1 Jul 16
ARaccoon, named "Rocky..." Did you come up with that yourself, or are you a Guardians Of The Galaxy fan?
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
1 Jul 16
It's actually from a Beatles song in the 60's
• Dallas, Texas
1 Jul 16
@JolietJake Funny, that song was the inspiration for the name of the comic-book character and Guardians Of The Galaxy memeber, Rocket Raccoon too. I'm guessing it's a generational thing.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Mar 16
Aw he is so cute! Glad he saved the day, but you found plenty to write about just by saying you didn't know what to write. You could make writing about dog poop interesting and you would get plenty of responses I am sure!
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Dog logs...I might have to use that sometime
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Mar 16
@JolietJake If anyone could do it you could!
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@mammots (3273)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
Good morning Rocky deserves a reward because he successfuly made you smile this morning
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Looks like one of his cousins showed up today, but it took off running as soon as I opened the door
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@mammots (3273)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
@JolietJake It had Scar in mind. He was thinking " Better safe than sorry"
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• Preston, England
24 Mar 16
An impressive looking squirrel - hope the sumo-suits turn up ok
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
24 Mar 16
I'd be in trouble if that was one of our squirrels...imagine a dozen wreaking havoc out front every day
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• Preston, England
24 Mar 16
@JolietJake we get them in our garden regularly
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@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Mar 16
Not complaining about anything? Do you have a fever? Where's Bullwinkle?
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
24 Mar 16
Not sure, but his ol' lady was in Vermont last time I saw her
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@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Mar 16
@JolietJake ...So he's gone AWOL.
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@JohnRoberts (60143)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Mar 16
Cool pics. Rocky is looking right you in one.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
24 Mar 16
I'm talking at him as I am taking them, kind of 'Hey, don't worry, I ain't gonna take your corn or anything'. He'll give me a glance, but he appears more interested in the corn than in me, other than a threat assessment.
@Platespinner (16782)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
24 Mar 16
We have raccoons and 'possums that will come right up to the door to eat the cat food that we set out for our resident stray...brazen fellas.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
24 Mar 16
I'm sure this guy would if I left any there for him
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@Morleyhunt (19865)
• Canada
24 Mar 16
Stepped outside this morning to get wet. It is pouring rain. They say light freezing rain is occurring on the weather network.....but who really believes them anyway. Have a great day, and I hope you track down those sumo suits.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
24 Mar 16
It started raining here shortly after I took these, which was enough to make Rocky leave for drier climates and Scar to decide it was time to come in.
@MsTickle (24980)
• Australia
25 Mar 16
Cool collage and a really bright post. My day is heading into evening but happy posts are always welcome.
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Raccoons are hilarious and super smart. We had a baby one, in the house, when I was little. It got out and went through the cabinets in the middle of the night, throwing things willie nillie. We all thought we had a very loud burglar and couldn't imagine what he might want in our kitchen cabinets.
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@jstory07 (68322)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Mar 16
Rocky and Scar like each other.
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