Hecate and The First, Second, Third, Fourth, and possibly Fifth Edition

We thank you for your patience. I feel I should precede that with something like “All our customer support personnel are busy helping other callers now…” I’d be much happier if the statement was something like “All our underpaid, overworked, undertrained, foreign-based staff who are concurrently making dinner, changing diapers, or doing something much more … Continue reading “Hecate and The First, Second, Third, Fourth, and possibly Fifth Edition”

Hecate et al Dine

Our beloved Hecate returned from last Winter’s nap complete ready and raring to go. We think of her as the Queen of Raccoons. Or so she tells us. As noted previously, we’ve known this Hecate for several years now. She remains feisty and vital. And I know this year if not next will be the … Continue reading “Hecate et al Dine”

Concern for Hecate

Sometimes The Wild isn’t kind. It’s not so much a matter of kindness as it is…well, it is what it is. We’ve known Hecate for quite a while in raccoon years. This Hecate, anyway. There have been others, long gone and passed into memory. “Hecate” seems to be a favored name among them. Perhaps a … Continue reading “Concern for Hecate”

Hecate’s Kits

Hyacinth brought her previous year’s kits out in March (we posted in July). Hecate brought out this year’s kits in July (yes, we’re posting it in December. They don’t seem to mind). The timing of births is a concern. Usually our raccoons child earlier. This year everything is delayed a bit. Some things – migrations, … Continue reading “Hecate’s Kits”