Foxes are known to be largely territorial animals and even though I don’t have any pets in my house (my daughter has played out every trick in her little brain to make me get her a puppy, but I hate cleaning up after dogs, cats, yak! And…, I have to confess that I was bitten by a dog once, like centuries ago! So you can understand my hesitation, I would really love a horse though but my husband would have none of that, till we hit the lottery I guess!) But I really admire foxes, and I don’t know why and I can’t seem to find out where the attraction came from.
I was washing dishes in MY kitchen today (notice that ‘my,’ isn’t that territorial in nature?) when I saw a fox whizzed past the garden (it can’t get in though, our fence had been reinforced) probably it was just scavenging, looking for food for its kittens and I just smiled, because I love the sight of a fox and it is a very strange thing to admit but I do (Yak! You may say)
They are not seen as animals to be admired, It is included among the IUCN‘s list of the “world’s 100 worst invasive species” and this phrase ”little foxes spoil the vine,” really refers to sin in scripture because we strive to be good at times, but we just find out we are failing, it’s just the foxy nature in us.
I live in a part of London where red foxes can stray into your garden and into your living room if care is not taken, you really have to make sure your fences are quiet strong to dissuade them from paying you a visit. Some couples of months ago, foxes were in the spotlights for creeping into people’s homes, wrecking havoc and even attacking babies! And it struck a chord within me, sometimes, we are our worst enemies, it’s a harsh statement but it’s the gospel truth.
The way those foxes were destroying homes can be sadly liken to the way we sometimes ruin our lives with our own hands (I am just generalizing here though)
If that is not the case, why would a beautiful lady with a bright future ahead of her allow a man molest her for money, why would a boy join a gang and kill to get respect? Why on earth would I want to be a fox? Why can’t I aspire to be a lion (king of the jungle) or an elephant (king of kings of the jungle) why would a mother smoulder her own children to death? Why would a man kill his children then himself to get back at his wife?
Why would I want to be a Fox?
I just wonder…
I guess it’s that wild streak inherent in every human… Maybe I am wrong or right, do let me know!
Perhaps fox in terms of being a foxy lady :). Never thought about what kind of animal I would want to be… Maybe a nightingale lol
A nightingale would be cool, thanks for liking and stopping by my post. Your blog is pretty awesome!
Thanks for following my blog, Seyi! Much appreciated!
My pleasure Arlen, you’ve got a great blog!
Thank you very much Seyi!
I was glad to see your book. I respect authors!
All the best to you in your future endeavours!
Thanks Arlen, you are so talented too! Cheers!!
You’re welcome Arlen!
Thank you so much Arlen, I wish you the same in all that you do!
Foxes in the garden – Cool! But when I think of the possible dangers – No thanks! 🙂 The sight of animals, even the wild ones, is captivating. Perhaps that’s why we have zoos or the animal planet channel.
For me it doesn’t matter whether we aspire to be a fox, a lion or an elephant. What matter’s is we can aspire. We can aspire to be anything we want to be (at least when it comes to animals it can be metaphorically).
We can’t change the dangerous nature of the fox but we can do things that will make our coexistence harmonious with them with respect on both our nature. If it’s any consolation, unlike the fox, we humans can choose to live our lives without putting others in danger for our survival.
No matter how devastating others have become to themselves and to others, there is hope that we in our own little ways, can aspire to be better four our own sake and for others’.
Happy weekend Seyi!
Thanks for your comment, June, it’s always so insightful. You caught me there, my being a fox is used figuratively, no matter how beautiful an animal is, it would always remain so, an animal. But like you said, we can aspire to be better for our sakes and for others!
Enjoy your weekend June. Cheers!
God! You post reminded me of the night when I and a friend of mine was cornered by a pack of foxes which growled at us for a few minutes, with gleaming eyes and then retreated without even taking their eyes off us. 🙂
Recently watched ‘The Grey’ (Liam Neeson 🙂 ) and gave me quite a strong shiver through my spine as there was a similar scene in it. 🙂
Don’t tell me you were scared? I was coming from work one night when a fox came close to my bus stop, just a little stamp of my feet and it took off. Foxes are not that aggressive but I used it metaphorically in this post…
Somewhere at the core of this post seems to be that question: “Why would I want to be a Fox?”
Have you read much of Jung’s work? Keep searching for an answer. There will be a reason why this occurs to you. Keep yourself open to the question. Mull it over. See what else comes up. Maybe start a journal or notebook. Ponder it before sleep and see what dreams you have.
Thanks Ben, will do though I used fox metaphorically in the post. Thanks, I ‘ll do as you suggested and see what comes up.
It might even inspire a post or two. Who knows? 🙂
Yeah! It might. Cheers-:)