Forget Vanity Fair. With apologies to the C.I.A., I have the REAL photo of Valerie P.
Valerie P. is a mother raccoon with four growing babies who comes by late at night, or early in the morning, for some dog food and peanut butter sandwiches. I put out big bowls of water for her, with lots of grapes that Valerie P. bobs for … although sometimes she just turns the water bowl over, and chomps on the grapes. My neighbor Pat snapped this terrific photo of the lithe, stealthy Valerie P. Yes, we named her in honor of Valerie Plame, dedicated CIA agent outted by the dastardly demagogue Robert Novak. OPEN THREAD … enjoy!