North East Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Coalition is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. We are a group of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, and these are the tales of the injured and orphaned animals we care for until they are able to be released back into the wild.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

BIG THANKS to Laurie & Dad!

I went to Martha's Vineyard this past old stomping visit friends! Yes you heard me right...I went away for a weekend! And how did I accomplish the miracle you might ask?? It's all thanks to Laurie!! She took care of 20 wild, stinky, messy, crazy coonie kids while I was gone. I couldn't have done it without her and I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH Laurie!!!!!!!!


Dad came over yesterday and put a new floor in the indoor section of the little kids pen. They trashed the old floor (again)....linoleum on a plywood floor. There had to be a better way!

So thanks to some home depot gift cards from our credit card reward points and some creative thinking....we have this wonderful, indestructible, easy to clean floor!
It is a Trex floor....a composit flooring that will not rot like wood and that I can clean easily! What a difference!!
Thank you Dad for all your hard work....I could NEVER do it without you!!

Quinny & Rollo napped through all the work! Here is Quinny with his floppy eared, just woke up look!

Then a little snack before going in to check out the new floor.

Rollo joins Quinny for a snack...he's very cute and has a dark face like Paleface from my first group released in 2006.

Toto, Mo, Nosey & Stinky were in the bigger cage for the renovations and never left the den box. They were all eventually brought back in and they all love their new floor! Quinny is a little too small for the really big side of the pen, and I didn't want him to be alone while all the noise was scaring them which is why they were separated during renovations.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The pictures I forgot, Feisty & Siren.

My mind has been in a million different directions! Here are some pics I took after adding Teddy and Clover in with the gang out back (just before putting the new branches in) and before adding Quinny and Rollo with the little (not so little anymore!) kids. Of course they are just too cute not to show off!
Tosser, Mo, Stinky & Nosey....getting big!! My boys are growing up!

Feeding time is the FAVORITE time!

Sisters Growler (top pic) and Tugger (sticking her tongue out at me!)

Buster in his usual reclined eating position.

Stormy....what a cutie.

Seeker finds the stuffed bunny left behind by the overwinters on top of the cage.

A for everyone! Seeker grabs it and knocks it down......

....then Roxy enjoys it until Seeker gets down and reclaims his prize!

Seekers at last.

This tree is perfect for lounging!

I think Buster is a little too excited to see Teddy! ha ha Stop it, you're too young for that yet!

Tugger (top) and Stormy (facing us) enjoy a new toy.

Don't ask me how all these guys fit in that hammock! Talk about group wrestle. Here they are scattering just as I got up high enough to snap a picture.

Roxy hanging out....literally! ha ha

Stormy, Thunder & Huffer have adjusted very well to their ever growing family. Here they regroup on the high ground to check out the new additions.

I believe this is Huffer....he looks very much like Stormy. I can tell them apart in person because Stormy will come right up to me & Huffer is a little bit smaller, but in pics if they are not side by side, I use the old "which one has the penis" method since Huffer is the boy. Unfortunately he effectively blocked it here!

Took a late night visit out back and I'm glad I did! I saw Feisty and Siren! I haven't seen them in ages. Feisty is big and round! He filled in to be a big beautiful male. Still remembers mom too....after his initial panic when I arrived, he realized it was mom and came over and took some treats from me. Siren showed up while I was there and she's pretty skittish...stayed on the platform for a few minutes, but wouldn't come near me and finally just left.

Belle scared the crap out of me when she grabbed my leg while I was paying attention to Feisty. She enjoyed a granola bar with mom. Fuzzball was just chilling the whole time wondering what everyone was so skittish about and there were 2 other kits also hanging around (I presume to be Bella and Macy). Skittish as well, but hanging close enough to grab the treats I tossed to them, eat them from afar, then come back and grab another...etc.

Fuzz is actually back to the stage where he lets mom pet him again and even considered getting playful last night, grabbing my fingers and almost nibbling on them in the playful way like he used to.

Quinny & Rollo are here!

Quinny & Rollo met the little kids the other day and it went great! I was able to leave them out in the pen with them. Quinny is little, but boy can he climb, and if one of the bigger boys gets out of hand with him watch out!! So despite his size...he is definitely holding his own out there!
Here is Rollo getting brave enough to come out and visit the gang.
Mohican is the first to check them out and he and Rollo hit it off great!

Nosey tells go check it out and let me know what ya think!

Rollo was eager to meet them all! He's not shy, that's for sure! Nosey wasn't as thrilled!

Stinky says take my picture mom!

Reassuring Nosey that it's OK, you'll like your new friends!

Quinny just wants to drag the camera strap around.

....and checks out Stinky.

The very handsome Stinky is happy to pose. He's starting to resemble Seeker with those ears!

Rollo gets a better reception from Stinky than from his brother Nosey.

Toto and Mo are getting to be big boys now!

Stinky chilling out....I have "no comment" on the strategic positioning of that branch!! Ha ha! Maybe Stinky is imagining his future possibilities???

My little Toto...he's growing up so fast...what a little man he is becoming!

Quinny checking things out. He was more interested in the cage than the other coonies.

Rollo says Hi everyone!

OK mom! That's enough with the pictures! If ya want anymore, talk to my agent!