Well, what’s Tabasco my Saucy Raccoon been up to in chapter 7?
We are at our Okanagan home on Trout Creek and it is Christmas, a snowy Christmas.
On Christmas Eve Tabasco did what lots of people do – he left me cooking a Christmas Eve dinner party and scooted off to see what other people were doing.
A few hours later when my raccoon hadn’t come home, I went looking for him. I found him on the verandah of the local naturalist’s house. The raccoon was the life of her party but she didn’t let him inside. Tabasco entertained the guests through the window – dancing and prancing, whirling and twirling, on an outside table while the guests inside were egging him on – clapping, blowing whistles, waving party hats. No wonder the raccoon didn’t want to come home when I called.
You’ll have fun too, reading some of Tabasco’s other activities in this chapter – skating, playing hockey, cross-country skiing, cooking Christmas dinner, opening Christmas presents that I hung from the branch of a tree leaning over Trout Creek. Tabasco came with us even we had to struggle through snow to trap deer, – and radio collaring cougars. Biologist Jack had to work even at Christmas.
And then there was the day when Christmas holidays ended and Tabasco taught and entertained all grades from kindergarten to university.
Yep, I bet you won’t find another raccoon in the world who has had all those experiences.
I’ll just read a couple of pages from chapter 7 when Jack’s daughter, Shelley, took Tabasco to Uplands Elementary School in Penticton.”
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