Raccoons playing (and mating) nonchalantly right in the middle of a friend’s outdoor birthday dinner. I like to think they make a dividing line between the hockey riot and the rest of the summer. Let’s make love, not war, and think of better things.
It’s Canada Day today but recent events—the hockey riot, the Canadian government’s shameful refusal (nearly alone among the international community) to stop exporting and adding warning labels to its toxic asbestos, the same right-wing government’s decision to threaten the arts and culture sector on Tuesday after promising in its election campaign that it wouldn’t, and other deviations from the country we once were (a country I preferred, a country that did the Summer of Love properly)—these events sort of demotivate one from feeling anything for Canada Day. I’d rather watch the raccoons and hatch a plan to get our country back.
For more photos of this raccoon sequence, click on images to go to the Flickr set.