Foxy Lady + Tramp : part three - The Dainty Squid

Foxy Lady + Tramp : part three

Monday, July 13, 2015


It hasn't been that long since I last shared photos of my parent's foxes, Lady and Tramp, but they have grown so very much. When I was out for the fourth of July I had my dad set up a little enclosure for me to photograph the foxes. They're both far too quick to be let loose in the yard, and leashes aren't the most attractive in photos so I thought this would be a perfect way to get up close and personal with them. I laid in the grass with them while they darted around. They wrestled, buried their faces in the grass, and acted like little thieves; tugging at my shoes laces, on my shirt, and even stealing my lens cap to nibble on.

Lady is nearly unrecognizable now that her fur is beginning to change colors. No doubt now that she's a silver fox! She's a feisty little thing too. A far cry from the tiny sleeping baby I held in my arms last month.


Two highlights of my time spent with the foxes -
1) Having Tramp crawl all over me. The foxes are pretty skittish. If you want them near you you have to be still. I laid in the grass, patiently waiting for them to warm up to me. Tramp crawled all over my legs, butt, and back. While I was sitting cross legged he even jumped up on my shoulders. It was the best.
2) Crum, my parents Great Dane, and my best buddy, follows me everywhere. He sat outside the fence while I shot the foxes. They eventually noticed him and made him a target. They nibbled on his ears and back through the fence. I LOVE the shot I got of them above. They look so mischievous, Tramp's arm on Lady's back like they're plotting how to bug the dog next.

See previous posts on Lady and Tramp here, and here.
xoxo

Just a note to add that foxes definitely aren't for everyone. They require a lot of work, care, and attention. Not to mention in most states they are illegal to keep as pets unless you have a license. Please do your research!

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  1. So will your parents keep the foxes forever, as pets? Do they live in the house? I'm interested haha :-)

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    1. Yes, and no. Fox urine is especially smelly, definitely not something you want accidentally getting on the carpet! My dad build them a nice big habitat outside.

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  2. What little cuties! They remind me of our bunnies. Cute and also mischievous.

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    1. Heh! I have a hard time imagining bunnies being mischievous.

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  3. Oh my gosh how cute they are! I didn't know you can have foxes as pets before I saw a document about pet foxes las week on TV. I think your parent's foxes look just adorable <3

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  4. Such adorable creatures. Thank you for sharing their growth with us!

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  5. They are the cutest! I love that you're documenting as they grow up. :)

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  6. I just love seeing those foxes.They are beyond cute and look so much fun:)

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  7. They are so adorable! I love their little ears. I bet it is a ton of fun watching them run around.

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    1. "little ears" LOL. They have the biggest ears. I love them so much!

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  8. Oh my god, this is so cute. I love the shot of them trying to bite each other!

    girl meets world

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  9. Lady is such a little knockout.

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  10. They're such beautiful animals! Thanks for sharing these photos - I love the last one too :)

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  11. I'm LOLing at them pestering the dog through the fence. So cute :)

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  12. They just keep on getting cuter! If it was legal to keep foxes as pets in England, I'd probably have a whole pack of them by now! They've always been one of my favourite animals. :)

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  13. Aw I've always wanted to keep a fox but I had no idea you could keep them as pets. Maybe the law is different here in the UK. They're such characteristic animals though! So jealous that you got to cuddle up to them :) They're so beautiful!
    I guess I'll have to make do with admiring them in the wild from afar ^_^

    Sarah xxo | thesaltyseablog.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. What cuties! Love how they lie so flat in the grass like that. Fantastic shots!

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  15. foxes have a special place in my heart. truly a pleasure to watch these two grow up through your lens. thanks for sharing them!

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  16. I LOVE foxes, so I was super excited when I saw your fox posts (that's how I found your blog, from a Pinterest pin of them, and now I've read pages and pages and pages)! They are so adorable and are growing so fast! I loved Tramp more when they were babies but now that Lady is growing up she is a beauty!! I definitely look forward to more posts of them, and would love to see the habitat your dad is building, too :)

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