Ceiling Raccoon!!

Reader Taskin sent me a link to a piece at the Toronto Star that describes the appearance of a rival to Ceiling Cat: a celestial procyonid that is Ceiling Raccoon. The story, called “Raccoon makes appearance at Pearson Airport baggage claim“, describes a baby Procyon lotor that peered down from above the Pearson airport’s baggage claim:

A rebellious raccoon showed up to greet new arrivals at Toronto Pearson International Airport Friday, delighting travelers and inspiring jokes about Toronto’s unofficial mascot.

A video of the critter, posted to Twitter by Cameron Graham, shows the raccoon peeking out from the ceiling to look at the passengers below. Graham said he was waiting to greet his wife, who was coming home from a trip to Edmonton, when the little head popped out of a gap in tiles in the ceiling.

“There he was, having a good gander at everyone,” Graham said.

Who is the right god?  Ceiling Raccoon:

Or Ceiling Cat?

And will this lead to war?

I think they trapped the raccoon, but there’s no report on its health.

Finally, the piece gives several tw**ts, but the best is by the airport’s Vice President:


  1. Posted May 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Ceiling Raccoon is the right God! 😉

  2. Posted May 7, 2017 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s Rocket looking over the baggage to see what he can steal.

  3. Barry Lyons
    Posted May 7, 2017 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    “Who is the right god?” Such blasphemy that you would even ask the question!

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted May 7, 2017 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Better stay away from any U.S. airlines there buddy or they’ll put you on the luggage rack.

  5. Art
    Posted May 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    If it comes down to a fight, my money’s on the raccoon.

  6. Posted May 7, 2017 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Where is your god now??

    [The ceiling cat picture is much better, but maybe someone can improve on the ceiling raccoon deity in post-processing].

  7. Posted May 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    The question about which is the right god is false. Obviously, this is part of the Trinity of the Ceiling. Cats and Racoons are only two parts of this trinitatian Church of the Ceiling Animals.

    Only the priesthood knows the third part and I can’t tell you novitiates that information. First you must tithe.

    • Garry VanGelderen
      Posted May 7, 2017 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

      Actually, the third part of the ‘Trinity’ is the Ceiling Squirrel.
      Ever had a squirrel in your attic?

      • Garry VanGelderen
        Posted May 7, 2017 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

        Come to think of it, I
        have had mice and bats in the attic….would make it a quintrinity ? I do like that word.!

  8. Craw
    Posted May 7, 2017 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    It’s transubstantiation. Ceiling Cat has manifested himself as a raccoon. He is both fully cat and fully raccoon.

  9. Posted May 7, 2017 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Ceiling coon is Canadian. Too polite to be god. What kind of god says “sorry” all the time?

  10. eedwardgrey69
    Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    Another escape, lead by rocket.

  11. Mike
    Posted May 8, 2017 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    What about Ceiling Rat.? he must be the dark Deity.

  12. jay
    Posted May 8, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Well, Jerry, I may wind up as an outcast, but I think, that raccoons are the COOLEST animals going…. even better than cats.

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