Freddie must be on my mind because of the claw marks I found in the wood beam on Friday. I had a dream last night that Freddie was at the back door and I was feeding him cut up cooked carrots and chicken. In the dream I wondered if I was in a dream and that if I was, to remember what I was doing so that when I woke up, I could check my memory to see if it was real or not. I woke up and dang, it was a dream. No Freddie.
But when I went outside this morning I saw this...
I had just washed the cushion cover the day before (of course) and somebody found some mud and put a big foot print on it. Could it have been a raccoon....like maybe Freddie? The footprint is kind of hard to figure out because of the cross shape in the middle of the pad. Odd pressure points there. It's definitely not that large smoking cat, it's too big for a squirrel, it didn't quite look like a possum's......could it really be a raccoon?
I've been thinking of that Freddie all day and just a short time ago I heard a loud chittering coming from a neighbor's tree. A sound I had never heard before. When I went on-line to find out what a miffed raccoon sounded like, the footprint identification was confirmed. There's a raccoon still in the neighborhood and it might be Freddie. Aw, could it really be Freddie? It would be just like him to wait until the cushion and clean pillows were put back on the glider for him to return. That raccoon likes a comfortable place to take naps and prefers to have his meals served to him on plates.
And no, it definitely was a dream last night because the refrigerator didn't have any leftover chicken in it. I checked. :-)