April 24, 2011

FOX LESSON #1 SING YOUR OWN SONG


Hi Fox watchers,
As I mentioned my foxes have found a new place to bring up their young this year.
I have been walking every morning to the place were I saw them last week but have not been fortunate enough to see them again. I am sure they are busy keeping their young ones fed and happy as foxes are very good parents. I should know as I was able to watch two litters of kits grow up with loving parents. If you have not watched my fox videos from past blogs please do. If you are pressed for time, watch the one I called "The Language Of Foxes" as it shows you just how communal and loving foxes are towards one another. The kits are about 6 months old in this video.
The other one I took of the first litter when the mother fox came and asked me to help her get a jar off the head of one of her kits (http://www.zazzle.com/thegrayfox)
This video is of the mother fox giving her kits one last meal. It is called "The Good Mother"

Even though my foxes are not right in my back yard they are and always will be in my heart. I learned a lot from those foxes and they opened my eyes to all the nature and beautiful things around me.
I will still be looking for foxes but I will be uploading videos and photos now of the things I encounter while looking for them.
I contribute my new view of life to the foxes and I will be expanding on the lessons I have learned from them.
Today's video is Fox Lesson #1 and it is called "Sing your own song" and it is a happy little Wren just singing away loud and with enthusiasm.
In a world where so many people want to be just like everyone else I say rubbish.
We all have our own song and that song should be sung with the enthusiasm of this little bird! Throw away the concept of what society thinks you should be and just be who you are. Your life and the world will be better off for it.


April 17, 2011

Still Missing my Gray Foxes

April 15, 2011

Well, I have decided that my fox family has found a new place to bring up their young this year as I have not seen any sign of them... until last week.
I was riding my bike just across the highway from my house and I saw a few little foxes run across a street in front of me. Just a glimpse, they  stopped in the middle of the road, looked up at me  and then disappeared into the woods.
Yesterday I just could not stop myself from going back to that spot and I walked along the tree line and discovered a worn path the same size as the paths they had made on my land when they lived here.
I was excited to find this path. It wasn't a long path so they were staying in a small confined space similar to the land behind my house.
So,after finding the path and hanging out for a bit I decided to ride my bike farther down the road and came back to the fox trail about 8 thirty am. I had just about given up seeing a fox but then up the hill I saw the silhouette of a fox with the sun shining through her coat. I was not that close but a car came by her and she stopped to let it pass as I rode my bike closer I could tell for sure it was an adult fox. I have a
feeling it is from my clan as it is less than a 1/4 of mile from my house. Unfortunately I am sorry they are living so close to a road. I am thinking they may have had their kits on the property across from the woods but they have to cross a street with cars to get there.
I am both happy and sad because it seems precarious and dangerous for them.
Oh my, life is tough for little wild animals.
Last night there was a full moon and on my way home from a friends house my car turned left instead of right....right being my house left being the foxes new den. I drove slowly and parked for a time hoping to see one of the foxes in the moon light but did not.
Since I have seen them twice now, I am sure the people in the house where I saw them coming from must surely be aware they are there. I hope they are animal people and not afraid of foxes and not interested in harming them in any way.
I will go back today just in hopes of seeing one again.
Thank you as always for reading my fox blog.
Remember: Always be kind to animals... particularly foxes!
Sandra