After losing nearly half our chicken flock (latest evidence now points to the neighbor's dogs, sadly, and not the fox or coyote...but we'll never really know for sure) I felt like it was time to embrace the existence of our furry co-residents.
To honor of Middlest's love of foxes I thought we should start there. And our family promptly fell in love with, The Fox and the Child. It is rated G, but I must say there is a very violent scene towards the end (a natural consequence of the girl trying to make a pet of the fox), so I wouldn't recommended it for the 8 and under set. Kate Winslet narrates the otherwise (nearly) wordless film and it has the wonderful feel of another of my favorite kid movies, Fairy Tale: A True Story. All of us wanted to move right into the girl's fantastical home, complete with a Hobbit-like window and hammock in her attic bedroom.
I had to bite my tongue a few times to keep from reminding the kids that wild animals are never to be approached, much less pet...but in the end I think the movie did a good job of it while letting us come along on the fantastical journey of what it would be like to be best friends with a fox.