Pat and his foxes

Pat Gibbons

On my way back from an assignment I turned off the main road and drove under the canopy of old trees to the house of my favorite people. I wrote about Pat Gibbons and his family in these blog posts : in 2015  and 2014 It has been a while since I last visited, and I didn’t call in advance. I saw that the door was half open, and parked at the side of the road. Another car slowly approached, and parked across from me. I didn’t plan to take any pictures and knocked on the door just to say hello, but Pat was about to take the foxes outside for a minute anyway, so I went to pick up my camera. Meanwhile, a family got out of the other car and asked me if it was the Fox Man’s house. The word spreads 🙂

Pat is always happy when someone shows up to see his foxes. ‘It is why they are here’ he says. He told the visitors about where the foxes come from and about Gráinne’s career as a movie star. She is as beautiful as always, just with more silver in her fur.


Minnie is soft and shy – nothing has changed here 🙂


It is the time for hugging.


Gráinne is tired.


She does a bit of posing for pictures.


Pat is asking Gráinne to perform her famous trick.




We walk to the pen to visit with Henry. He is not in the mood to go outside this time.

In a couple of hours they all will go to Pat’s house and enjoy their evening together cuddling and watching the TV.


I know you all love this post and the foxes 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

inesemjphotography Have a beautiful weekend!



  1. I, too, love it when you keep us updated about Pat and his three fox. They owe their lives to Pat and no doubt this life is a pretty nice one for them. I imagine they are a lot of work and expense for Pat to say nothing of putting a limitation on where and when he can leave. Pat is so cool and we are all in love with his friends.

    1. Thank you so much, Ginene. Pat has quite a family – dog, cats, chickens, ducks. Everything is so well kept – fox den is clean, and the foxes are potty trained 🙂 I can only imagine how much work it takes.

  2. It’s always a delight Inese. I love it that these beautiful creatures accept humans and aren’t out where humans will call them vermin as an excuse to kill them.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. Many humans don’t have problems with killing. It is a fact.
      Glad these three have a good life, even though it is not in their own environment. Many Hugs! xxxx

      1. I know you wrote of him before. I remember because of the foxes. A book I still have here is Gone to Earth where the heroine has a pet fox and I often think they get bad press, I am so glad you found everyone well. It was such a touching post. .

        1. There is a link to my previous posts, but you have probably read them. It is why I didn’t explain much and only shared pictures. The story is in the link.
          Life span of foxes is not great, and these three were badly injured as cubs, so I was really glad to see them in a good form. God bless all creatures and may they have a good life.

    1. Thank you Joseph! When you have some time you might read the link to my previous blogs. He rescued these foxes and literally saved them because they were dying. He is the kindest person I know.

    1. Pat is taking care of his foxes almost ten years, they are spending every evening in his house, but he still says that they are wild animals and will always be wild.

    1. I forgot what kind of movie it was, but it was filmed somewhere in Scotland and Grainne traveled in helicopter across the Irish Sea a good few times to take part in the shoot.

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