Every Gamer’s Ideal Companion:
The Joy of a Fat Raccoon.
Our younger son has been fantasizing about how cool it would be to have a pet raccoon...a FAT pet raccoon. Fatness in a pet trash panda might in fact be inevitable, I suppose?
I gather there are some raccoon videos going around recently. Something about one trying to grab food off a kitchen counter and instead spilling a bowl of water on its own head. And fat animals appear to be endlessly compelling. I don’t think we will try to unpack the reasons for this here.
What I might have failed to mention previously here, is that a few years back we did have a very sizable raccoon in our urban Brooklyn yard. Actually it presented itself perched rather assertively on the top of our roll down gate, very unconcerned with humans, even if they were hoping up and down and pointing at it. That raccoon was clearly not pet material, and in fact its potential ongoing presence in our woodpile made the boys quite leery of going out in the yard to fetch firewood....ever.
But if you had a pet raccoon that would sit on your desk between the PlayStation and pc....
You would definitely feed it leftover pizza, wouldn’t you?