The Skulk

Riding Feb 6 2013 027Welcome to Vixen’s Den! I am an over 50-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother. My den is up in the wilds above the very metropolitan city of San Diego.

While I do spend too much time at work, what free time I have is spent at the homestead with family and animals. We have two Tennessee Walking horses (Bonnie and Calypso), five dogs, two cats and a little flock of chickens. I also love to craft and create! I crochet, sew, embroider, cross stitch…I’ll try just about anything. I also take a lot of pictures when I can.

A group of geese is a gaggle; a group of lions is a pride. A group of foxes is a rare and lovely sight, beautiful to behold. But if you need something shorter for everyday conversation, a group of foxes is called a skulk. I am the Vixen of our skulk (matriarch) and Mr. Vixen is my mate for life.  There is no lack of kits (kids in fox talk) around here and even when they grow up, I don’t always kick them out.

The Skulk:

  • My eldest, Nannygoat, is married to Lloyd. They have four beautiful girls – Ladybug, WhatAboutMe?, BigBlue and Origami.
  • My middle, MacDougal (aka MacD)is married to Funsize . They are watched over by our own little angel, Collin Michael who received his wings on August 9, 2008. Their life is busy caring for their second son, RolyPoly, and their little girl, Bumblebee.
  • Our youngest daughter, Bear, is attending college and will be graduating soon! She is currently dating a young man we call DJ Diddles.
  • We also adopt strays and treat them like they’re one of the skulk.  Sparkles is my “other” son and he and his girlfriend, SusyQ, are the proud parents of Presto.  Midget, who for years lived in my son’s room under the laundry without me knowing, is currently in a master’s program in Santa Barbara.  And the musically talented Lightening Boy, is somewhere out there still…

If you need to contact me, click on the Howl At Me button. Thanks for visiting. Feel free to come back often. I would love to hear from you.


  1. Nice to meet you!

  2. I hear ya about the too expensive part. I love San Diego, but man, it’s costly.

  3. Sharky

    Just for the record…. Frenchy, JellyBean, And I feel left out. I am now protesting *holds up picket sign*

  4. MacD

    lol…..lightening boy

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