Mischief Monday: We Thought We Saw A Poody Cat!

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Last Tuesday night, Mom took JJ out for last potty around 11:30 p.m.  I, meteorologist extraordinaire, deduced a disturbance somewhere in the county which prohibited my attendance with the ladies.  Usually, JJ quickly does her last potty somewhere on the front lawn, the ladies 180 it back into the garage and that’s that.

Instead, JJ did her Little Miss Watch Me Point, Set, and Contemplate Retrieving like a textbook Irish Setter who has trained for years.  Startled and curious, Mom pointed and set herself right beside JJ to see what caught her attention.  Standing beneath Mr. Gil’s flood light directly across the street, in linear silhouette was a… feline?

Fox in author Dave Barry’s home. (about 10 min. from us!)

Except… Mom whispered to JJ that felines do not have pointy noses and bushy tails.  Huh? Mom’s lived at Casa Jet for 20 years and never saw a critter like, like what? A fox?  We live in suburbia!   Mom asked JJ if we have foxes in the Tropics.  JJ, too focused on said “fox”, neglected to answer.  They stood still for a good 5-10 minutes, until the fox must have smelled them, because it ran/scampered across the street to Miss Denise’s backyard.  As it scampered, Mom tried to get a better visual thinking her eyes were playing tricks on her.  The creature made interesting, non-feline sounds along the way.

The next day, Mom asked Miss Mary at work if we have foxes here.  She wasn’t sure. Mom asked Miss Mary Ann, Miss Beverly and finally on Wednesday evening, my Madrina (Godmother in Spanish), said yes we do.  She had a family of foxes at the house she just moved from.  Mom then hit the internet.

Apparently, Florida hosts primarily two varieties: the red fox and the grey fox.

Mom thinks the one they saw resembled the grey fox photo; except more petite… a kit perhaps?

Since Miss Mary Ann always names creatures creatively, we’re going to request a name for our new neighbor tomorrow.

Another great, foxy mischief day.

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53 thoughts on “Mischief Monday: We Thought We Saw A Poody Cat!

    • Hey Mollie, Hey Alfie, Jet here.

      OMD, really? Yikes! We thought the same… that perhaps humans have encroached (VBP) so badly on their habitat that they have encroached on the human’s habitat!

    • Hey Misaki, Jet here.

      Like your thinking… although Mom says Ferdinand makes her think of Ferdinand the Bull (from the children’s book of same name!)

      Miss Mary Ann’s first try is Felicia!

  1. Aren’t fox beautiful! We live in suburbia too but we saw 2 fox a few weeks ago and they looked so nice. We have coyotes too but they are dangerous and not as nice looking.

    • Hey Emma, Jet here. (Katie too!)

      Mom and JJ thought so. (I was inside!) Really? Do you think they’ve always been in the ‘burbs and we have just missed them all this time??? Mom read that we have coyotes in Florida too, we had no idea!

  2. Hey Jet,

    Maybe you’d better step up to the plate Dude and start going out with the Girlies to protect them?! 🙂

    I love that you’re gonna give the Fox a name – I’d vote for Foxy Fox!! 🙂

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Hey Snoopy, Jet here.

      Dude, I’m really trying to get my courage back. What with the booms, streaky lights, now wind noises, fire smells (last week), earlier dark skies… it’s been rough.

      I like it! Miss Mary Ann’s first try this evening was Felicia… she asked for more time to ponder… 🙂 You know we named the peacock, Winchester, right???

    • Hey Colehaus Crew, Jet here.

      So nice to make your acquaintance.

      Good one! Mom had to explain the reference, now JJ and I get it! 🙂 No, Mom said the sounds were almost chirpy to a degree, not what she expected.

  3. How wonderful! My Mum says she misses the red foxes she used to see a lot of in England. We don’t get foxes here in New Zealand so I have never seen one. Mum was fascinated by the grey fox -she’s never seen one that colour before. 🙂

    Big WOOFS from Solo 🙂

    • Hey Solo, Jet here.

      Pretty cool, huh! Ah, so your Mum knows what Mom’s talking about! Mom learned that there are so many varieties, some humans even share their homes with foxes! 🙂

      • Mum loves red foxes. She’s lived in the countryside and in cities in England, and she says the town foxes are quite different to the ‘country’ foxes – they’re braver and bolder, and come into towns to raid the rubbish bins when they don’t have any food. Mum’s adage with wild animals has always been, “Leave them alone and they’ll leave you alone”. 🙂

        Mum loves your photos!

      • Hey Solo, Jet here.

        Please thank Mum, we don’t have fancy camera equipment and Mom is a novice photographer, so she really appreciated your compliment!

        Your Mum and my Mom believe in the same adage! She also agrees about the city foxes. Here in the tropics, the humans have encroached so badly into the Everglades and the wetlands that many species have wandered into the human’s areas now.

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