Sunday, July 24, 2011

"Rocky Raccoon" - The Beattles [and ONLINE SHOES WINNER!!]

So a few nights ago Mase [pitbull] was barking something fierce.  This is highly uncommon.  After the Pita and I laid there at 1:20am playing rock, paper, scissors [YES, in the dark]. . . . ya, the Pita lost.

He went outside to find this:

Seriously?!

A raccoon in our pool.

ummmm, I didn't believe him so that's how I got the photos.

Pita:  There's a raccoon in our pool.
Emz: ya, and monkeys fly out of my butt.

Pita:  I'm serious.  Come look!
Emz:  I'm serious.  I'm not getting up.  Take a photo and prove it.

So yay!  Now we have photos!

I've been freaking pool jogging running as of late [sucks my big toe --- actually my right achilles]  but I did have a blast putting my raccoon face on.


The Pita tried to fish him out but it wasn't buying it.
Ya, that's an aqua belt.  Don't be a hater.

Where's his super ugly Boston marathon shirt?
I'm hoping all the chlorine will fade this sucker.

Ya, ya, the hat too.

Now for the winner of the Online Shoes $100 Brooks Shoes Gift Certificate . . . . .

HEATHER-O from:  "Just Another Day In The Life Of Team Oravec"

Heather --- Shoot me an email when you read this [runemzrun at gmail]

Happy Sunday!

27 comments:

SupermomE12 said...

Ok, I can one up you on this. I was at the beach in NY... the ocean beach not the bay... and it was SO FREAKING HOT that there was A DEER on the beach, trying to get into the water and dodging waves. I thought I was hallucinating from heat stroke, but he was real. Nuts!

SbMac said...

Oh my that is crazy! I love seeing crazy wild animal pictures. We have a trail camera on our property and we get some cool shots!

Caroline said...

what I did not win? I demand a recount of the votes? oh no votes? ok..congrats Heather...

Racoon...I am impressed!
poor guy he looks scared
I have an aqua belt
I actually like it..
I should have my kids use it when they dont behave...20 min..that should use some of their energy!!!

Heather-O said...

OK...first of all that is a super cute raccoon! Second of all....YAY I can't believe I won the shoes!!!! (Matt is sitting here shaking his head...lol)! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emz said...

H- let him shake away. You. Freaking. Won.
Love it. Love it. Love it.

Char said...

Just a quick word to Mase - don't be a hater and if you're not a hater, harden up! You're bigger and way scarier

Danielle C. said...

OMG a raccoon? I had no idea that they are okay with water. Learn something new everyday I guess. lol

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness... I didn't know that Raccoons swam! :)

Yay Heather... super exciting!

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

I would have died if I went to check the pool and that was in there!!!

Karine said...

Did the raccoon go away after his swim or are you still sharing the pool with him??

Love the aqua jog outfit. You do laps or just jog??
Is it ok to call it "jogging" or do you "run"?

Missing you

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Always thought raccoon's were cool looking pets. Just try and pet one while it is eating garbage and they get ferocious - that lesson was learned the hard way, let me tell ya!

Cool, we are both part of the sore right achilles club, it now seems exclusive and fun - lots of swim and bike for me too!

XLMIC said...

Congrats to Heather :)

Love it that you made him take a pic!

racing dawn said...

That raccoon looks like he's waterskiing!!! 

Aqua jogging is where it's at. So awesome.

Congrats to Heather! Love new shoes!!!

Jamie said...

hahahaha that is the funniest thing!! He looks like he's having a blast.

Johann said...

And there I was expecting a post about the Rocky Raccoon 100 miler. Well the raccoon in the pool is quite nice I think, but not quite the Rocky Raccoon 100... All the best with the Achilles, hope you get it all better soon.

JenniferLeah said...

awwwww-you're both really cute!!
what's wrong with that BOSTON shirt? I love it....

Dash said...

Ha, that's crazy about the racoon!

Hope your leg feels better soon, sorry you don't live closer or you'd have all of us to pool run with!

Laura said...

Raccoons are gross. I am an animal lover but after those buggers got into my SIL's house, they are forever gross in my books.

Anne said...

Haha...love the pics :)
Not crazy about raccoons, they're pretty scary!

LB said...

dont you just love the wildlife you find in the pool. i have found opossums, rabbits, frogs, snakes. those pics are priceless! maybe if you leave that neon shirt and hat outside, it will help keep the raccoons out of your pool!

Runners Fuel said...

How funny!

Kovas said...

I'm with Johann - thought this was another Ultra post.

Quinton J said...

All this time I’ve been following your blog and I had no idea that think with the monkeys.

Stacey (aka UltraPrincess) said...

Hope the raccoon survived?

Emz said...

Yes!! Alive and well. Returned the next day!!

Nelly said...

Crazy on the raccoon!

Hilarious on the pictures, haha

Bummer on the injury, I thought EMZ was made of iron and never was injured?

DRog said...

HATE Raccoons
they have little hands
and their mean
they freak me out

Used to fear running into one on a 4am outside early morning run

they have little hands!

D