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Have to keep those baby cups clean.
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June 12, 2017 at 7:40 am
That is so cute. I needed that on my ‘Friday’. Thank you.
Ms. Kim says
June 12, 2017 at 7:45 am
Oh that was too cute! Loved it. Thank-you.
June 12, 2017 at 7:54 am
June 12, 2017 at 8:04 am
Little beasties are cute! Not so much as ferrets, but they will do for companionship _lol:
June 12, 2017 at 8:10 am
By the way,…
June 12, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Makes me wonder how Ferret mom felt about cleaning the baby that crawled into the dish. either ferret mom.
June 12, 2017 at 8:57 am
Have you raised one?
My new (but very cool) neighbor has apparently had a few over her life, and is getting baby one of some special eurasian breed (which will be new to her, her prior ones had just been orphaned in accidents.) She was saying they’re as intelligent as macaques, which I’ve been meaning to look into – macaques are wicked smart, but then, raccoons aren’t dummies.
Fun and cute. I had no idea raccoons would really do the dishes. Cool
June 12, 2017 at 8:06 am
Very cute 🙂 I didn’t see a sippy cup though 😉
June 12, 2017 at 8:41 am
June 12, 2017 at 8:43 am
Do they do windows?
June 12, 2017 at 8:53 am
Washing up and bathing at the same time…who knew that could be such fun ?
June 12, 2017 at 9:14 am
It never occurred to me that the reason I don’t like doing dishes is because I don’t sit in the sink to do them.
Live and learn. 😉
Patricia Schlorke says
June 12, 2017 at 9:15 am
I’m laughing so hard tears are coming out of my eyes. Thank you for this.
So while the ferrets and badger do the breaking and entering, the raccoons clean up. Cool.
But, as it was written in BFM, they don’t know the difference between dish washing water and toilet bowl water.
June 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm
Exactly! Because it all smells clean. ?
June 12, 2017 at 9:33 am
They are adorable, but don’t get the idea that they are sweet. They can end up quite close to you for one reason or another, and it’s a very bad idea to pet them. They are a ball to watch, though.
June 12, 2017 at 9:52 am
When I dropped off BFM and WH I described the books as yellow one racoon with a sippy cup, blue one ninja ferrets. And then I described the scene where Cornelius washed the sippy cup before handing it to his racoon. My sister laughed and spoke of a childhood memory of giving plums to wild racoons and watching them washing plums in a nearby stream. She noted that this isn’t something that you should do, but it wasn’t thought as wrong in the 1950’s and 60s.
I was thinking, “That reminds me of a book I read…. Oh. Right.”
June 14, 2017 at 11:24 pm
I had the same thought. “Baby cups? Are the authorlords trying to tell us something? Oh right.”
June 12, 2017 at 10:37 am
June 12, 2017 at 11:18 am
June 12, 2017 at 11:27 am
When I was a teenager we had a birdbath and platform bird feeder in the back yard. Raccoons frequently went through the yard and often used the bird bath, almost always at night. They were usually in groups, and inside the house we’d hear their chatter or squabbling. One summer night, though, we heard about thirty minutes of an occasional outraged outburst from a single raccoon followed by about a minute or two of silence before the next outburst. a flashlight indeed revealed a single raccoon by the bird bath. The next morning the grass around the bath and feeder was a muddy mess littered with mashed soggy bread. My mother had put some old bread on the bird feeder, and we guess the raccoon found it and tried to wash it only to have it disintegrate in his paws.
Kathryn the almost Great says
June 12, 2017 at 11:49 am
Too cute! Thanks for the video.
Alex R. says
June 12, 2017 at 12:10 pm
Now, if we could get the kids to do that, we’d have something.
June 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm
Other than a super cute video that is.
Mary Beth says
June 12, 2017 at 1:11 pm
We learned our lesson when the local raccoons began to bang metal cups on the bird bath in the back yard.
At 2 in the morning.
Trash Pandas…they can’t tell time. (We love them, but suffer endlessly.)
Fan in California says
June 12, 2017 at 1:33 pm
They’re very cute . . . . Until they are glaring at you over the cat good bowl they refuse to abandon. ?
June 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm
I have plans for my racoon minions! Today the dishes, tomorrow the world!
June 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm
Agreed, agreed! May I suggest a stop through DC enroute to world domination?
June 12, 2017 at 3:03 pm
Trash pandas are the best pandas.
June 12, 2017 at 10:43 pm
In french, they’re called raton laveur and laveur means washing. ?
They’re so cute!
June 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm
raton translates as “young rat”
June 14, 2017 at 11:25 am
Specifically, I’d translate that as “young washing rat” 🙂
June 13, 2017 at 1:08 am
June 13, 2017 at 9:07 am
June 13, 2017 at 10:49 am
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June 13, 2017 at 11:02 am
In 1983, I lived in Jakarta, Indonesia. The city zoo got in a new exotic exhibit that they advertised heavily – Come see the Cuci (pronounced choo-chi) Musang! My family took the day to go to the zoo to see this wonderful new exhibit (a 2-hour drive from where I lived on the island to the zoo). It turned out, Cuci Musang, which translates to “civit cat that washes” is the Indonesian for raccoon. The zoo now owned a breeding pair and they were very proud of their little exhibit.
June 13, 2017 at 11:04 am
I cannot remember who told me this when I was a kid (probably because I thought it was mean and not funny), but someone use to give their raccoons maple sugar lumps which, of course, dissolved when dipped into the water.
June 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm
I opened the house door into the garage one morning and one of the little bandits was sitting and eating cat food. He had pulled the lid off the ice cream bucket and was helping himself. He must have had a regular route because the neighbor behind me was wondering where all her cat food had been going too.
Andrea H says
June 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm
It’s all cute until they break into your house (cat flap), come upstairs, find the cat food and wash it before they eat it. Cat food, washed, makes a muddy mess. Little raccoon footprints everywhere (meandering to the end point – the extra sugar bag on the shelf along the basement stairs. Mmmm sugar, all the way down the stairs. Another opportunity for foot prints.) They looked offended when I interrupted and suggested they get out. My cats did their best impressions of Pomeranians in a misguided attempt to provide me with backup.
Despite my fluffy bouncers I got the raccoons out. Ammonia by the cat flap prevented their return. Now they hang out in the tree – likely thinking up ways break in.
June 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm
Be grateful your bedroom wasn’t located near an oak tree. When I was growing up, a family of raccoons liked to slide down the roof because of the acorns . . . multiple times. Then, after that grew boring, they would then flip the handles of the ash can my mother left on the porch. All this around 3:30 in the morning. I would scramble out of bed, hit the light switch to the porch, and growl at them to buzz off. They would disappear over the side of the porch, then 5-10 seconds latter, their little faces would pop up like toast in a toaster: mama and babies 1 through 5.
It might explain why I am such a grouch when I am awakened before it’s time to get up. =P
June 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm
love, love, love – thanks for posting
Katie S. says
June 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm
Oftentimes Maine Coon Cats will also wash things (especially their own paws) with water. I was told that this practice lead to their breed name. I don’t know if this is right, but it is what I was told when I was a teenager.