I normally don't try to whine about past troubles ... well, OK maybe a little.
BUT ... this morning ? it all came rushing back to me and sent a chill up my spine like nothing I have felt for ages ... (can't remember the last really scary movie I watched .. ugh !)
So what turned my morning into paranoia and a sense of ice cold fear ?
They WERE well loved!
Just so you get the full atmosphere of the intended attack on my sense of well being, second shot.
I do have to add they did not destroy anything in the garden .. but the new fence is much too tall for them to climb .. this is the neighbor's fence.
A point of great agitation to them since this was even difficult to "haul" their collective butts up and over.
Why do I think I am under contract with the raccoon mafia ?
It was my beloved ones that were mauled ... a definite very SERIOUS message is being sent to me.
I may have to go under ground for a while until they forget about that morning I yelled at them.
Possibly a witness protection program of some kind ... I just know I'm a marked gardener !
Past history with raccoon mafia :
Previously, a few years ago, we had a raccoon "Bed & Breakfast" going in our attic unbeknownst to us.
Even with professionals working on the situation, it went on for THREE years!! until everything possible was secured and sealed .. the fact they can't set up housekeeping again may also contribute to the campaign against me ... see ? total PARANOIA has set in .. their plan is working!