Menagerie Update

Salman Rushdie, our pet raccoon, has returned–that is, has emerged from hiding, and is once again enjoying sharing meals with the three cats at the back door. The animals are very relaxed and cordial with one another–they seem to be unaware of any differences in species. It’s good to see them interacting without prejudice and intolerance, much better than some people I know. A human guest at our house last night made some disparaging comments about Salman and even made threats involving firearms. We made it clear how we felt about that.

The big news is that Salman has apparently given BIRTH since she last visited. Therefore Salman has become Salmonella!

I feel a tad guilty saying this, but I do hope she doesn’t start bringing the kids around. Enough is enough.