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Fall : Fall 2013 : L'il Naveen

As they say in Lanark County, it was "drunker than a fart". "Really, Ingrid," Said I. "It has been pigging out on the grapes fermenting on the vines." The back deck was covered with a trellis that was completely covered with grape vines, with a heavy crop of grapes. A raccoon family consisting of Mom and three kits fed there regularly. They usually passed directly below my window. This raccoon lay belly down with its paws stretched out and one leg dangling through the railing. That was the same position I had found my alcoholic neighbour, Naveen, on the tenant kitchen floor one morning last February. Right there, I named the raccoon L'il Naveen. Ingrid laughed.

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