Who's the New Cougar Now?


How do I know it's been too long since I took my kids to visit Oatland Island Wildlife Center?

Because when I told them we were going to meet the new cougar in town, my 14 year-old son looked alarmed and asked, “She doesn’t like men with braces, does she?”

You may conclude that I’ve let him watch too many episodes of Desperate Housewives on Netflix. You might be right. In any case, I arched a righteous eyebrow and apprised him that while Shanti the Cougar may indeed sound like a Chardonnay-swilling dipsomaniac with a wardrobe of Lululemon yoga pants, he was sorely mistaken. And also grounded from TV for the next month.