Animal Stories - Pet Racoon


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   Here is a raccoon up past his bedtime! This younster couldn't keep still, climbed all over everybody and was constantly "checking things out"!
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Bobbi - 2009-01-04
My precious, precious pet raccoon Merlin passed away in my arms on Dec. 4. He would have been 6 years old this year. I bottle fed him along with his twin brother, Arthur. My heart is broken over his death. Raccoons are the most loving souls and I miss him dearly. Thank goodness we were given a female raccoon (Gwinavere) 2 summers ago and she is a wonderful companion for Arthur now. They both miss Merlin, I can tell. Raccoons are the loves of my life. A big chunk of my heart is missing now.

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Gregory Davison - 2008-11-30
Hello Everyone I am scooter I am Approximately 7 months old and looking for a play mate.. if anyone out there knows of a sweet gentle playmate will you let my master (Cough) slave know ... you can contact him at Semmes Feed and Farm Supply at 251-645-3694 thank you

PS. his name is Greg and I would like my playmate young like me so we can spend a longtime together

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Gregory Davison - 2008-11-30
Updated: left out info about my health in last post


Hello Everyone I am scooter I am Approximately 7 months old and looking for a play mate.. if anyone out there knows of a sweet gentle playmate will you let my master (Cough) slave know ... you can contact him at Semmes Feed and Farm Supply at 251-645-3694 or e-mail him @ dixie_trailers@yahoo.com thank you

PS. I would like my playmate young like me so we can spend a longtime together and they can grow to exept im missing half my rear leg and i have been fixed so females are ok

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Lori - 2008-11-26
This is in response to "Stacey" who asked "Does anyone know a website through which to purchase a raccoon?" on November 18, 2008. Stacey, if you (or anyone else) are truthfully (and sincerely) interested in giving a raccoon a beautiful home, or can possibly properly reintroduce one into a safe natural habitat I would love to be contacted. This is not about making money from the sale of a coon; however, it is about finding an awesome home in a state where it is not illegal to have them as a pet.

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Stacey - 2008-11-18
Does anyone know a website through which to purchase a racoon???

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Anonymous - 2008-11-16
Hello, I am nakoosa's and rockies companion. To the women whom has coonie have you tried natural stuff, like garlic in the capsules. My raccoon nakoosa loves putting them in water then eating them. Or something that gets rid of toxins in are own bodies is milkthistle. That you would have to watch, nakoosa will take about 4 sometimes 5, depending on the amount of grams. The native americans had cures for everything and these were 2 of them that I could think of to help you. I hope coonie is around for sometime to come and it sounds like he's well on his way to teaching us humans a few things. mary

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Anonymous - 2008-11-16
Hi quickly, nakoosa companion and rockies again. I forgot something, if he is in a cage is he litter boxed. My rockie, for reason of no teeth and in nature, would think the litter as the bottom of a creek and eat it, causing seizures because of the toxins in it. Natural litter solved the problem. He also did not use the litter for potty, he lets us know when he has to go and he goes outside. If you choose natural products to help coonie like garlic and milkthislte, kooey eats garlic and she just loves it, but the milkthistle I watch. I read somewhere if a horse eats to much of it out in pastures, he can get sick so I find the lowest dosage. She eats about 4 or five of both garlic and milkthistle, she doesn't eat the capsule, she sucks out the stuff. Clever little girl. Again best hopes for you and coonie. We all know what you're going thru, just trying to help. mary

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"lady" - 2008-11-11
I have a real sweetheart. Coonie has been with us since a bottle fed baby two and a half years ago. I feel so blessed to have found a vet that gives him rabies/distemper shots, (& most importantly I think) nuetered him before he was six months old. He lives in a ferret nation cage (2 stories high), and comes out for regular playtimes. He is a real people person coon, so to speak. His cage is in the foyer, and he loves lady to open the cage and let friends pet him and shake paws. I can only humanize it that he figures if you're cool with mom and dad, you're cool with him. He has won the hearts of many. When he is let out for playtime he doesn't usually come over to snuggle. He has a different personality for playing with each of the different animals. One he is very chatty with, and they often have to be told to quiet down and calm down. Another dog he climbs on top of, they tossle about, and usually end up grooming each other for hours on end. Now that cat he just wishes he could get close to. His favorite "toys" would be ice cubes, the dogs water bowl and anything he can dunk in and out of the water. Like a 2 year old, you put it in, then you take it out, in and out, in and out.
And now as his owner and mom, I'm a little beside myself. I found out today that he has cancer. The vet says that we can put him on prednisone to try and slow it down, but I am concerned about side affects,and possibly a change in his attitude. Right now it only seems to be in his glands on his neck. it started in one gland and within a month it was in the next. The good news is it hasn't gone to any other glands, AND his temperment has not changed, it doesn't seem to be causing any pain. I have noticed he has more frequent coughing fits though.
I know this has been wordy, but thank you for letting me share. I have always felt that Coonie has a mission in life - to change peoples fears and melt their hearts. I hope he can continue to do so.

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Anonymous - 2008-11-05
Hi gang, Mary here. Quickly, did anyone else see cnn news when they were giong thru pets in the white house, some first lady way back when it was in black and white had a pet raccoon in the white house. Gees I would loved to know her. Mary. p.s. cooooool!

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Anonymous - 2008-11-04
Congradulation mr./mrs.colemen. Your little guy will love you forever. You saved him and that will make a big impact on your relationship with him. My name is Mary and I have posted here before, so I am sure you can tell how I feel about release. Everyone has an opinion, but what I wanted to say is your gonna see just how loveable these creatures are. Shoot, half the humans I've met are not as loving as theses guys. He will grab your finger and cry for you, it's awesome. I have a raccoon named rocky. Well I said someday I would tell the story on how we came upon each other. Well it was late january in wisco. Our home had just burned to the ground, lost my orphan raccoon in the fire. I don't want go into details because I will cry, it was an electrical fire in a 1813 farm house. The lights went out and I couldnt find him in the dark, the smoke, anyways. It was aweful, meeka was his name. Well, we had to stay at ma's until we had a roof over our head again. About 2 weeks after it happen I was sipping a cup of coffee looking out my ma's patio window and I saw a blop in the middle of the driveway. My ma lived on a 42 acre farm road a mile back in the woods. So it was cold but I went to go see what it was. It was a raccoon, no ears, no tail and I did not think it was possible to see ribs on a coon. It had more gray from age then brown or black. I put a blanket over him, then a sleeping bag, then a down blanket, then a cage and hay, then a heater. Well this went on for 2 days. I put food out but he wasn't eating. Finally I wrapped him up in some of this stuff and picked him up, he was so light, and brought him in. I think my ma was gonna kill me. My husband understood, tough guy cried as hard as I do when we think of meeka. Well I gave rocky some penicillin in the butt and wormed him with a syringe in the mouth. Not even a snarl, he knew we were trying to help. Gave him some ensure (vitamin drink), he guzzled it. He had no teeth, he couldn't eat anything hard, that was 3 years ago. Rocky is still here with us. He lets us know when he's gotta go potty, goes out and comes right back in, he hates the outside. Why, I can only image why, he has no tail or ears and all that he has seen in the wild. He is so old, gees I don't know an age. My point is they know when you save them. Meeka was an orphan, he was with us for 3 years before tha fire. He stuck by us like glue. Rocky is so sweet, kittens lie on his back, he sleeps next to the dog and half the time he's upside down with all four limbs in the air snoring. He's a "wild" raccoon, not bought. Now Nakoosa is a purchased raccoon. We built her an outside kennel plus the house. She just came home after running the countryside for 1 month, she's gonna learn the hard way. Rocky and meeka already knew the hard way and wanted nothing more to do with it. Each of them have their own personalities, and I hope if you have the patience, mr/mrs colemen, you are about to enjoy the best companion you will ever have. Mary

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