Fox Day is finally here!
“You may not know it, but there is one day every spring that is known as Fox Day. And I think we should all celebrate it.
Fox Day began in 1934 when Rollins College acquired two statues. One was of a cat, and the other was a fox. Cat and fox were friends. All was well in the world. Then tragedy struck. Someone found the cat statue and smashed it beyond repair.
Then one day in honor of the fox statue’s grief at the loss of his feline friend, college president Hugh McKean placed the fox statue in the middle of campus. He canceled the day’s classes and instead held games, picnics, and dances for the students. From then on, Fox Day became a tradition. Now on a particularly beautiful spring day, the Rollins College president still moves the fox statue to a place of prominence, cancels classes, and provides food and activities for the students.
Though I am far from Rollins College, I appreciate the idea behind the day. After all Fox Day is a great excuse to read some of the following fox related fiction.”
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Image Attribution: Laura J. Cole, “The Fox”, Rollins College, April 8, 2008, https://www.flickr.com/photos/rollinsnews/5222143094/in/album-72157625508122758/.