Midnight Bandits and My Cat Spike!
My cat Spike was mad! He is used to eating breakfast around 7:00 a.m., but I did not awake until almost 8:00. I heard his meowing in the garage and from the sound I knew he was still in his bed, but complaining that breakfast had not been served! He gets loud when he is not fed his Meow Mix on time.
The sight that welcomed me was not pretty. The vagrant band of raccoons that visit my garage on a regular basis had discovered the buckets of pecans I had picked up during the day. I had collected more than I had time to process, but this did not bother the raccoons. They proceeded to crack and shell pecans all over the garage.
Over the last several years my garage appears to have become a half-way house for raccoons. They use my cat’s food dish to treat themselves to human food without having to scatter the contents of my