Foxy Lady : part four - The Dainty Squid

Foxy Lady : part four

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Over the weekend Jeff and I went out to my parents house to celebrate my dad's birthday. While we were there I wanted to take the opportunity to photograph the foxes again. They've both grown by leaps and bounds. It's funny because without having taken their photos previously it'd be hard to imagine just how much they've changed, especially because they are still relatively small.

There are no photos of Tramp this time. He's very interested in asserting his dominance right now. He would not let my dad pick him up to move him over to the temporary enclosure but as soon as my dad would turn away he would start scratching on door. He wanted out but only on his own terms. Hopefully next time I get over there to take photos he'll be less of a little jerk because he is SO handsome. I would love to shoot his photo.

I did get to shoot Lady though. She is hilarious, such a little character. She bolts around in the grass, diving in face first every few minutes. She lays down and pushes herself around using only her back feet, something both my cats do regularly at home. She nibbles on shoe laces and tries multiple times to steal my mom's watch but is always startled by the way it snaps back when she pulls it away far enough.


Despite interacting with my parents daily, Lady is still a bit skeptical of people. It takes a great deal of time for her to warm up to you and even then she still isn't very interested in being touched. She doesn't like quick movements either. You know who she isn't the least bit afraid of though? Klaus! He was on the outside of the enclosure, relaxing in the grass, when Lady started running back in front of him in an attempt to get his attention. They ran back and forth, on opposite sides of the fence, together for a while, and even laid in the grass and looked at each other. Eventually Klaus, who was probably wondering what the heck sort of strange cat that was, tired of her antics and went to curl up in Jeff's lap. Lady sat and waited for him to come back. She wanted to play with him so badly.


See previous posts on Lady and Tramp here, 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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31 thoughts

  1. Well, I died. This is the cutest thing ever.

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  2. She's so beautiful.... I would be sad if they were not allowed to play together, but I suppose it's important that she remain fenced, or freed.

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  3. Lady is so beautiful! The shots of her and Klaus are my fave.

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    1. Aren't those just heartbreaking?! It was hard to maintain my squeals seeing them together.

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  4. these are so amazing! this foxy lady is so awesome :)

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    1. Thanks Julia! I just love taking her photo!

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  5. Oh my goodness...these are such cute and wonderful photos!

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  6. OMG they're so cute playing together! Love her face.

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    1. I couldn't believe it. I assumed she'd be afraid of him but she was so into it!

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  7. Such beautiful animals. I know as a pet owner (and California resident) I'm in no place to own a fox myself, however I love admiring them from afar; they're just so cute and interesting. The lady that used to live in my current house would feed the wild foxes on the front porch every day! They've since moved on, but when I first moved in, they came back for about a month looking for their daily food. They didn't much care for my Boxer, sadly.
    Lady is such a beaut, I look forward to when you are able to snap some photos of Tramp, too!

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  8. How cute!! Can you imagine the joyous romp that would ensue if they could play together?!

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  9. Oh geez she is cute!! And Klaus' expression is priceless!

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  10. My son is turning 7 in a few days. As we were discussing his potential gifts a couple of nights ago he said, "Mom do you know what would be the most wonderful gift in the world?" I threw out a couple of guesses, but I was wrong on all account. He stared up at his ceiling covered in glow-in-the-dark stars and smiled as he said, "A pet fox." - Maybe some day my sweet boy.

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  11. Would the foxes ever get to play with Klaus? Or is it pretty much separate forever? I'm just curious. They are so cute! I feel like I was be squealing and trying to get Lady to sit on my lap!

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    1. I'm not sure. Klaus is very nosy - as in he uses his nose to push things around (which the cats totally HATE) but I don't think he would ever purposely hurt another animal. My concern would be that he would scare the foxes by being too rough while playing. Although Lady did not seem the slightest bit concerned by him on the other side of the fence. Ultimately it's my dad's decision since those are his babies.

      I would LOOOOOVE to see them together though.

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    2. Oh also, Lady isn't much of a lap sitter but if you lay on your belly she'll come sit on your back/butt! It's THE cutest.

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    3. cute! i have a little cat that was feral when we got her and after five years that is the only way she will sit on my and i LOVE IT SO MUCH! haha. I hope one day they will get to play with Klaus. It makes sense that you would have to take it really slow and see how it goes since they are so different from dogs. oh my gosh i can just imagine the photos though.

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  12. This is so awesome! I didn't even know there were black foxes. So beautiful!

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  13. It's interesting to see how her (and Tramp's for that matter, in previous posts) coloring has changed since you first shared posts about them.

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