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fox pups!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


On April 1st my dad sent me a text saying that Lady, one of his foxes, had a litter of pups! I immediately and very excitedly texted Jeff "FOX BABIES!", thought about it for a minute then sent a second text saying "Oh. It's probably an April fools joke. Nevermind." That just further cemented the fact that I'm not a fan of April Fools Day. It's just a dumb day that people make up lies and then say "just kidding" which just isn't funny to me at all. Few April Fools Day jokes actually make me laugh. Anyway, Jeff suggested perhaps it was a ploy to get my to come over since I always want to photograph baby animals but part of me knew that my dad knew better than to do that to me. My dad ended up calling me shortly after that text to say he wasn't joking. I still wasn't 100% sure he was telling the truth but a few hours later my mom confirmed the news with a few photos and an incredibly adorable video of the pups squeaking up a storm.

I didn't make it out to my parents until the 17th of April so the pups we're a few weeks old by then but still so incredibly small. They didn't even have their eyes open yet. I didn't get too many photos and honestly wasn't even sure there were enough for a single post on them but I can't resist sharing these photos. They're just the sweetest little fuzzy babies!

Lady checking on who has her babies.

The timing of the birth means that in the last photo set of Foxy Lady I shared she was most likely pregnant at the time. My mom can't stop talking about what a sweet mother Foxy Lady has become. She just adores my parents, enjoys being pet, and makes all sort of cute little noises for them.

You can find previous posts on Lady and Tramp here - June, late June, July, August, October, November, and February. I'll, of course, be sharing updates on the babies as I have them. I'm excited to watch these little rascals grow and see their personalities develop.
 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. They are very cute, obviously, but aren't exactly ideal pets. Please do your research!
 

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  1. Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous! So cute <3

    Emma xo // http://www.thewallflowerwardrobe.co.uk/

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  2. Aw this is just so cute! I mean, baby animals are always cute but FOX BABIES! So lovely to see :) I would have been happy if this post only had one picture, to be honest ;) - Sam

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    1. Haha! Yeah, I figured even with only a few not so stellar shots I should still share because they are just so CUTE.

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  3. OMGGGGG I'm sitting at my desk trying not to go EEEEEEE and BABIEEEEEEzZzzz!!!! So tiny and cute and fuzz-EEEEEEE!!!!!! AHHHH!!!

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  4. So cute!! I love the last photo with Lady poking her head out to check on her babies, very lovely.

    Kate / battlewind.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Isn't that soooo cute!? I was so pumped about that shot.

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  5. Oh my gosh, I think my ovaries just exploded.

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  6. You may have broken the internet with all the squeeees happening right now haha!!! As usual, I love reading about the critters in your life. And I love the pics you take of your dad! They remind me of my dad so much. My dad used to have 2 pet raccoons that were sassy as all get out! Oh critters!

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    1. Hehe, thanks! I really love sharing photos of my dad. He rarely lets me take real ones but the ones I steal while he's not looking really capture his spirit.

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  7. They are so sweet! What do your parents plan on doing with them all, though? I can't imagine the shenanigans that many foxes could get up to. Haha.

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    1. A far as I know, keeping them? My dad is a HUGE animal lover. We've always had lots of (weird) pets. He's always wanted lots of foxes so I guess he got his wish! :P

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  8. Oh my god these are absolutely adorable! I hate April fools day too - I would have been so disappointed if my dad had said that to me as a trick, I'm so glad for you that it wasn't. This post has brought me to your blog and I'm so glad to be a new follower here

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Steph! Happy to have ya here! :)

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  9. so fricking cute!! all the cutes!! I can't cope

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  10. I would have died from cuteness overload. So incredibly adorable!

    http://weirdwonderfulwanderlust.blogspot.com/

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  11. Oh my these guys are adorable! Lady is beautiful too :)
    I can't wait to see more about these little cutiess!!

    Sarah xo // See The Stars

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    1. She really is beautiful! I'd LOVE to grab some photos of her with her babies, maybe when they get a little older!

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  12. Oh, that first photo, those little paws!
    Foxes are so cute and it would be awesome to pet one, one day. ^-^

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    1. Hope you get to pet one too! They are SO soft!

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  13. Your family seems really cool. I wonder if you could write about how he takes care of them? It looks like he knows what he's doing, and both of your parents (and you, obiv) genuinely care about the foxes... so I was wondering if I could hear more about that? Why get foxes in the first place?

    I'm just really curious! I love reading about them and seeing your dad with his perpetual cigar. Haha!

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    1. My concern with that is that people might take it as a "how-to" or something, even sharing photos I worry that I'm promoting foxes as pets in someway. I don't want that at all. They are very very very very cute but in reality they're not great pets for the general public.

      As for why he got them in the first place - Because he wanted some? LOL. My dad is a HUGE animal lover. We've always had lots of (weird) pets. Raccoons, wolves, etc. He's always wanted lots of foxes so I guess he got his wish! :P

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    2. Dude I understand. But that's awesome for your dad! My two pound puppies are needy enough I definitely can't imagine taking care of foxes!

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  14. OH! MY! GOSH! I can't get over that first photo! So cute!

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    1. Don't those little toes just kill you?!

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  15. Eep! Their itty bitty paws and claws are melting my heart rn.

    Jamie
    www.sweetteasalvage.com

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  16. Aw this is so precious! That fox moma looks so proud <3

    The Quirky Queer

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    1. Oh man, you should have seen her feeding them. I wanted to scream it was so cute!

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  17. Oh Kaylah, they are so adorable! It is so worth it to share these few beautiful shots. I love the one where someone (your dad?)has a handful of them! I was telling my husband that your family had foxes as pets and he wouldn't believe me. If he wasn't asleep on the sofa, I'd haul him over here right now!!!
    We have some foxes who visit our garden and I long for the summer when I might possibly be able to see them!! I only catch a quick slink past the patio doors occasionally before they vanish!!

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    1. Aw! That's so cute! I've only seen a handful of foxes in the wild and it's always so exciting to me.

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  18. OMG! How cute are these guys? I can't stand it. Is your dad planning on keeping them? So many lil foxes <3

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    1. Ah! That is so exciting :) Looking forward to more super cute pictures!!

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  19. This post made my day awesome... Thank you Kaylah!

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  20. Oh my goodness! I just literally squealed out loud! They are so unbelievably cute :) I bet Foxy Lady is one proud mommy.

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  21. Oh, tiny baby foxes... Those little ears are the cutest!! Do share more!! Btw, my birthday is on April 1st, my friends try all sorts of jokes on me, most of them unoriginal and kinda annoying, but sometimes they really surprise me, so I think it is worth it after all. X

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  22. My heart hurts they're so cute!!! <3

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  23. This is so cute!
    And I love the picture where you see the mum too :).

    Xo Sanne (omdatikdatwil.nl)

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