Guess what happened to me last night. An f-ing raccoon came to visit me while I was sitting on my front porch! I was out there reading and my cat started to growl, so I assumed that one of the other neighborhood cats had encroached upon her territory, but when I looked up a big honkin’ raccoon was edging around her to come say “Hi” to me. He stopped about three feet away and we just sat there, checking each other out. I’ll be honest, my brain was pretty evenly split between thinking “Ohmigosh this is so cool!” and “Ohmigosh, what if he jumps at me and chews my face off?” We stayed like that for a few minutes until I stood up and he decided to leave. Ever since, I have been indulging in daydreams about catching him so I can pet him, and love him, and call him “George.”
In honor of George, your Daily Goodie is this video clip of two baby raccoons being adorable. After the clip, we will commence to answering last night’s trivia. Enjoy!
All Saint’s Day, with her Latin minor, is the winner! I’ll have to go back and check, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time someone has gotten every trivia question right. Internet hugs and showers of glitter for her and everyone else who played along.
1. Ursine – Bear
2. Feline – Cat
3. Canine – Dog
4. Porcine – Pig
5. Cancrine – Crab
6. Asinine – Donkey, or Ass
7. Leporine – Rabbit
8. Vulpine – Fox (I never remember this one, I always assume it relates to vultures)
9. Corvine – Crow
10. Aquiline – Eagle
Photo of raccoon by Darkone, via Wikimedia Commons