She was rescued by a mother and daughter and raised with their two dogs that she now sees as siblings. Mom Rosie Kent told The Dodo, “She now thinks she is a dog… she is able to play and be rough with them, and she respects them when they have had enough.” Apparently, they also think they’re human because here they are lounging in front of the TV.
“Smart” is a mild way of putting it. One day, Pumpkin was just hanging with her owners and the dogs when she decided she wanted to go out. Since no one was paying attention to her, she grabbed a basket, placed it by the door and jumped on it to try and turn the handle by herself. Now that’s what I call intuitive!
However, Kemp and Young still recognize that she’s a wild animal. “Raccoons are not pets,” Young explained. “They are wild animals, so they are quite moody. Unlike dogs and cats, they are not domesticated. Like a spoilt child if she doesn’t get her way, she will let you know.”
“We are very lucky with her and always want and will do what is best for Pumpkin,” Young said. “But for now she is very happy with us and the dogs!” Yup, that definitely looks like a happy and contented face.
Naturally, Pumpkin is becoming pretty Internet famous. Her owners post pictures of her and the dogs all the time, so if you want to keep up with her latest antics, you can follower her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.