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.
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!