June 16, 2008

The Story Of Rocky the Baby Raccoon

We had a visitor show up on our porch last Friday morning. We think that the storm took our visitor away from where their home was. Maybe they lived in the big tree that blew down 2 doors down. Daddy named the baby raccoon Rocky. Rocky seemed a little scared and did not know what to do. We do not know what happened to Rocky's Mommy or if Rocky had any siblings. Mommy and Daddy felt very bad for Rocky and called some rescue places. No one knew what to tell them...


After a little while Rocky got brave and would get close to Daddy. As you can see Rocky is very, very cute. You can biggify any of these photos for extra-added cuteness. He also liked to pose for the camera. Daddy wanted to pet Rocky, but knew that petting him would not be a good idea.


After trying many, many types of food, Daddy discovered that Rocky really liked cheese! So while Rocky had breakfast, Daddy came up with a plan...

Daddy put one of our PTU's on the porch and put some cheese in it. Rocky walked right in and settled in for a nice snack. That's when Daddy closed the door to the PTU and took Rocky for a drive in his big truck. Daddy said Rocky seemed to be enjoying the adventure. I don't think I would have enjoyed it very much, but I guess that's the difference between cats and raccoons!
Daddy drove Rocky to a very big park near our home. He walked out into the woods with Rocky and opened the PTU...Rocky came right out and headed right for the nearest tree!
Up he goes! Rocky was a natural at climbing trees! This made Daddy very happy to see!
Rocky seemed very happy in the park with lots of trees and the little stream nearby. After a little while Rocky climbed down from the tree and decided to check out the rest of his new home.
Here is Rocky heading toward the stream. Daddy said that Rocky turned around once as if to say "Thank-you and Bye-Bye!" Daddy said that he felt happy and sad at the same time. I am glad that Rocky has a nice new home and maybe he will find some new raccoon buddies to play with!

48 comments:

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Rocky is very cute! Your dad was very kind and smart to bring him to a new home. We hope he has a long life in the park!

Eric and Flynn said...

We have never seen a raccoon before. He does look cute. Your dad was kind to take him to a new home.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Poor little misplaced Rocky! Mom says raccoons eat anything and everything! We have lots of them at the swamp!

The Meezers said...

awww your daddy is very wonderful. we hopes Rocky has a very nice life in the woods!!!

michico*Adan said...

Wowww.....Sometimes could let Rocky to eat some cheese while he misses your daddy and back to your house might be a great idea~

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

AW! That's the cutest story! Hooray for your daddy! Mom gets mad at the adult raccoons at her work because they comes at night and eats all the cat foods up.

Laila

Liss said...

What a sweet story! That's so good what your daddy did. When I was little, my aunt had two raccoons. They had been found when they were really, really little, much smaller than Rocky. She took care of them since they were babies. It was pretty neat having them as pets, however, they don't live long in captivity, but because they had been raised by humans, they couldn't be released in the wild. They had a good life, however, with her.

Their names were Bevis and Butthead, that dates it!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Awww. Cute little bugger, I hope he's okay now!

The Furry Kids said...

Man, Rocky was a little dude. It was very smart of your dad to take him to the park. I bet he's super happy there.

Irishcoda said...

Aw, what a sweet story! So glad that your Daddy helped Rocky get to a new safe home!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh so cute! You have a very special and smart daddy! He saved Rocky!!! We are sure that Rocky will be happy in the park.

Tybalt said...

Oh, Rocky is a cutie! I am so glad your daddy is such a wonderful and loving and smart man, Parker! I bet Rocky will have a great life in the park, and it is all thanks to your daddy!

Ariel said...

Awww Rocky is so cute.It was very sweet and kind of your dad to help him :)

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

What a wonderful story and what a cutie rocky is!!!! He was a smart boy to take refuge on your porch!

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Rocky is so cute! It was very nice of your dad to take him home. I'm sure he will find some other raccoons to be friends with.

Daisy said...

Ah, little baby Rocky is very cute! I am glad your dad was able to relocate him to a safe place.

Vincent and Mike said...

Aww, Rocky sure is a cute little guy. And, that looks like a very nice park for him to live in.

Ana said...

Aww, what a cutie Rocky is. I have never seen one live, we don't have raccoons here.

Your dad is a very nice man to put him back in the park!

Take care, little Rocky!

blkcatgal said...

Wow, Parker! It must have been really fun to have Rocky around...even if it was a short time. We hope Rocky likes his new home in the park. It looks really nice!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey
The Island Cats
(visit us at wwww.island-cats.com)

Shilgiah the Cat said...

What a wonderful Dad you have to help this little fella find a safe place to live. I hope he finds friends in the park...Rocky was a brave little boy...hope he finds other new friends...or maybe his mom might be in the same park and find him.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Daddies like yours are the reason we celebrate Father's Day. What a nice daddy you have.

We're sure Rocky will have a long happy life - and be much safer - in that lovely park.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Awe, we hope Rocky enjoys his new home in da park. Dat was really nice of yoor daddy to rescue da little fella. Hope his mom and siblings stayed safe and dry in all dem storms.

goldenshade said...

That is soooo sweet! Your Dad is a real swell fella!!!! He saved that cute little wild thing's life.

Purrs out to him!

~Shade and Goldie

ML said...

KC said...
Awww, your grrreat Daddy got a late Father's Day present. How nice of hims to take Rocky to tha park. He will like tha stream if there be fishes in it.
Purrs,
KC

pee ess: I would like a stream wif fishes, too.

Mr. Echo said...

Now see, thare is anuther reezun why yoos gots such a good Daddy!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope Rocky is able to survive in the park. He sure must miss his mom and siblings.

purrs and tail wags

PB & J said...

Aww, that's awesome - what a great Daddy you've got!

TT said...

Awww poor Rocky! I bets he was happy to be more safe than he was before. Your dad did a good fing!

Mom Bean had a baby squirrel once, that followed her arounds the house alot. She thought the mom squirrel was killed by a car so finally she called a place called Bolton Vet. They said bring that baby in if we could. They had a rescue and release program they used for thems. Mom was furry happy she coulds rescue that baby squirrel!

JB's Big World said...

Parker,
My mom and I absolutely love love love your post today! You probably know how much we love animals in my big world....What a cute raccoon. And your daddy was so good to him to drive him to a new home. I hope Rocky will be ok!
--JB

-d ma said...

What a nice little story about Rocky the Raccoon. I hope he is OK and maybe will somehow reunite with his mom and dad... That was very nice of your dad to take Rocky to a nice place.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

What a nice thing your Dad did for Rocky the baby raccoon! I am sure he is much happier in the forest.

Cat Street Boyz said...

By lil Rocky....we loved all the photo's....what a cute critter! Some guys would just scare it away so that was nice of your Daddy to help him to a safer place! 3 cheers for your DADDY!!!!!!=^Y^=Ty

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh that was wonderful of your human to make that raccoon more safe (and you all also).

We are sorry we haven't visited you for awhile. Daisy just pointed out that your blog was one of the ones that wasn't showing up as being updated on our bloglines account.

Skeezy said...

We have a millyun coons at owr howse. They steel the intern's foods wich can make for a vary smelly sichyuayshun.

Rocky the Gutter Cat said...

nice name

Mickey said...

Rocky is cute,but I am glad your Dad took him to a new home. Your Dad is nice :)

Purrs Mickey

Bye Rocky!!!

Jimmy Joe said...

What a great story! Rocky looks like a smart little raccoon tyke, so I bet he'll do just fine in his new home in the park. What a great Bean your daddy is!
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Chairman Mao said...

Oh, wowie! Rocky is an adorabble little raccoon feller, and yur Daddy is so sweet to give him yummies and find him a cozy new home. I'm sure Rocky will be furry happy in those beeyoootiful woodsies!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Team Tabby said...

Your dad was very kind to Rocky and gave him a new start. We have some of Rocky's distant relatives coming to our bird feeder at night. They likes sunflower seeds.

Mindy & Moe

Millie said...

I said it before, and I'll say it again, Your Dad ROCKS!

(heh)

Derby said...

Oh wow your own baby rocky raccoon. It is nice that your Dad fed him and found him a nice place to live.

Pablo said...

Three cheers for your dad! Great photos and a lovely story. I hope your dad remembered to give Rocky a Gideons Bible to take with him to his new home.

Poppy Q said...

What a super dad you have, rescuing Rocky and setting him free to join the big raccoons.

He was super cute - a pity he couldn't stay at your house.

Happy dads day to your super father.

Forty Paws said...

Well bless his heart! How kyoot is that?

Luf, Us

Tyler said...

Oh how did I miss this story? I'm glad that Rocky went to visit Skeezix or I never would have seen him. He is a cutie. Do baby racoons leave their mommas when they are that small? I feel sad that you didn't get more help. I read about a lady who kept a racoon as a pet. She lived in the woods. She would let him outside to play and one day she found him dead. Some other animal had made him go dead. So your dad did a good thing by not petting him.

DKM said...

SQUEEEEEE - Racoon Toes!

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

We are SO GLAD that Rocky Raccoon found a good place ta live!

The Furry Bambinos said...

Awwww, those pictures of Rocky are soooooo cute! Your Daddy is awesome for taking Rocky to the park to find a new home! Your Dad rocks!!

Our Gramma (Mom's Mom) had a pet raccoon, Bobby, when she was a little girl. Gramma grew up in the country. Gramma says that raccoons are normally nocturnal, but Bobby changed his schedule to match the people. Gramma says his favorite food was potato salad!

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