|raccoons coming out of 'magic rabbit hole'|
This particular mama raccoon has 5 babies and one is a runt. He was so-oo tiny for a while, but seems to be getting bigger each day now.
She brings her kits up at least twice a day to eat, play around in the kitty pool or water bucket, and relax. The youngsters want to play with the black and white kittens, but the mama cat won't allow it. She hustles her kittens off to the side or steps in between them if the raccoon babies or mama get too close.
Now on to another subject. When I got up this morning, it is my normal daily routine to say good morning to all the cats that have gathered in the kitchen by the Aga awaiting breakfast. I sit on the floor with them, pet them, and give them all a little attention. Then I get up, give them each a treat, and make my coffee. DH will feed them in a few minutes. So I then take my coffee and head for one of 3 places; the den to watch the news (weather mostly), the front porch to sit out there and drink my coffee while watching 'the joggers' and 'walkers', or the computer room where I catch up on my blog reading.
This morning I happened to turn on the TV (it being Sunday) in order to "record" the Sunday night BBC Comedies that I enjoy (As Time Goes By and Goodnight Sweetheart). I record them since they come on so late... that on occasion I fall asleep and miss them. Anyway, this morning when I turned on Public Television, Dr. Wayne Dyers was on giving a talk. I don't generally listen to talks on TV, but I have read a few of Dr. Dyers books and do like his way of thinking, so I listened.
It was definitely interesting. He talked about the importance of our *imagination*. Something I strongly agree with. And he said something that I will remember... even though my subconscious mind is aware of this, my conscious mind tends to forget... "Don't let any one's good intentions or opinions affect your imagination."
He also said (and I'm paraphrasing) to use imagination like 'currency'.... to purchase what you want from life. Assume the feeling of your wish fulfilled. Feel it!