HELLO MY NAME IS PIPSQUEAK. I live under Zannyro’s bed and read her Agatha Christie books when she’s not looking. I apologize for not wearing shoes today, but zannyro says wearing high heels all of the time will give me ugly toes when I’m older. I spend most of my day waiting for Max the dog to come by so that I can jump out and pinch him and then I get to listen to him scream. Everybody has always wondered why he randomly shrieks and runs, so don’t tell them…they’ll make me stop.
(This squirrel does not really live under my bed…I’m positive, because after reading this I went and checked. Apparently it’s living under my bathtub.)
Some days things just aren’t easy…there’s somebody standing in our way…keeping us from achieving our goal. This is the sad case of a squirrel who was trying to get a peanut…JUST ONE LOUSY PEANUT…would his co-worker share with him? I THINK NOT!! The cruelty of the animal kingdom is just too much to bear sometimes.
I like this image, but I would have liked it better if they had been singing to each other, or dancing the cancan, or knitting hats….but they were just busy being regular squirrels…
To all of my more recent followers…sometimes this kind of silliness just happens on the blog….please don’t leave me…I’ll snap out of it soon…..but sometimes you just have to be a little silly…(at least I do).
After all of this, they climbed into a tree and took a nap….so did I.
Somebody was REALLY excited about the slightly warmer temperature the other day!
IT JUST SMELLS SO GOOD!!
The picture of the squirrel in the snow was taken just over a week ago when we had our big snowstorm…the squirrels in the tree..NEW SQUIRRELS!!..I would LOVE to know what goes on in the mind of a squirrel..anybody out there a squirrel psychologist?? Or just someone with a theory???? Or someone with a stupid guess???? Ask your significant other, your Grandmother, your Grandfather, your husband, your wife, you children (oooohhh..that could be interesting)!!, What do THEY think??? I would be fascinated to hear everyone’s thoughts…(but keep it clean…the kiddos follow this too you know …)
See He’s just eating a peanut…..I just ate ten peanuts..
I had a visitor today….I could almost hear him say…Ten inches of snow?….I laugh in the face of ten inches of snow…HAHAHAHAHA!
I must apologize…this was shot through a window…so it’s clarity is lacking..
A very kind blogger from Istanbul http://photographyofnia.com/ knitted hats for Baldy, the little bald headed squirrel…he must have decided to share with his friends!!
I’m a little worried…..some of my newer followers haven’t really been exposed to my “Squirrel adventures”….they’ve not really seen pictures of my backyard visitors, because I’ve been down here in Florida….
As a lot of you know, this blog swings widely from subject to subject, so I hope all of you “newbies” don’t mind the erratic shifts that you might experience in following me….
Now that I’ve probably bored a LOT of people…look what I found here in Florida…SQUIRRELS!! These squirrels are not like the ones up North…they are WAY smaller…a lot like our “piney squirrel”….
Some things are NOT different though……they look at me like I’m a dangerous felon, just like the squirrels at home….
The picture of the trees are just to show you that where these little guys live it’s a squirrel paradise..lots and lots of acorns!
You’re going to see a picture of a poodle mixed in with the squirrels…I found this kind of odd…I was sitting on a bench, photographing the squirrels and a man and a woman walked up with this dog…let go of the dog about six feet away from me and proceeded to let him hunt them……(the squirrels, not the people).
After the dog failed in his attempt to kill the squirrel, the owner tried to strike up a conversation with me…asking me if I thought the dog would ever catch one…..
I was a little cranky after the dog scared all of my little photo subjects away…and you know, BECAUSE THEY WERE GOING TO LET THE DOG TRY TO CATCH AND KILL THE SQUIRREL….so I didn’t have much to say.
This is another one of my…”not quite in focus” shots…but hey, these guys were quite a distance from my window……
I don’t think this was a friendly moment…
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THINGS HAVE SEEMED TO BE QUIET AND PEACEFUL OUTSIDE MY WINDOW INTO THE WOODS…BUT YESTERDAY….I BEGAN TO WONDER…
Now for my more recent followers…I tend to veer off track…photographs of the beauty outside the window one day….a little silliness the next day…so hang in there, I never stay in one mood for very long..if you love the nature shots, they’re sure to be back in no time…but, once in a while, I just have to go “silly”. For this short post..I’m going silly.
I SENSED A LITTLE TENSION IN THE AIR….WHAT WAS UP?
MY SENSE OF UNEASE GREW AND GREW AND THEN I SAW IT……..A NINJA SQUIRREL SPY….SPYING ON ME !!!!!!
I THINK I’M IN TROUBLE….
We’ve met Baldy the Squirrel….The ninja Squirrel….now we have………Glamerossa the Squirrel……She has a way about her….She’s always posing for the paparazzi……batting her eyelashes and sashaying through the back yard….Stopping traffic with her beauty wherever she goes…( Which is a very good talent to have if you’re a squirrel)….
(LOOK AT THAT POSE, SHE’S A NATURAL MODEL…)
GASP…….I remained hiding under the bed all weekend….keeping a sharp
eye out for any sign of troop movement on the part of the ninja squirrels…
so far…..they continue to ignore me and act as if nothing is happening….
supplies are dwindling and the “dust bunnies” under the bed are
starting to look really appetizing…
BUT THERE IS HOPE!!! THIS MAY ALL END PEACEFULLY!!
I think I have found the answer to ongoing peace in my little outdoor
community……I have found a creature BIGGER than the ninja squirrels
who, in a large group, could maintain order.
They arrived Friday night and we have been having training sessions
on a regular basis….I put out peanuts, corn and seeds, and they
come and eat them…..they are really good at this!!!!
I feel confident that Peace is at hand, and we can all go about our
daily lives, secure in the knowledge that happiness and harmony
have been restored….I am crawling out from under the bed, and
rejoining the living…..I feel like a frozen yogurt….( I don’t mean that
I actually feel like frozen yogurt…I feel like EATING frozen yogurt)..
I’m taking orders…so hurry up, I’m leaving in ten minutes!
This little visitor was having a lovely day…
After the last episode of chipmunk madness, I figured he would retire…
I was wrong.
Please forgive me..heehee
THROW YOURSELF IN YOUR COMFY CHAIR AND PUT ON YOUR SEATBELTS!!!!
Are you anywhere near Candy?, or a comfy chair???? Presenting….THE THRONE!
All is ready and we are waiting, waiting so see the little squirrel show up…..
You can see that one little squirrel already stopped by, but he just wanted to
speak to me about a personal matter.
We have suspended each hat, so that If and when “Baldy” sits down to eat a peanut
we can “crown” him with the hat then and there….I wonder which hat he’ll like the
best? I cannot say that I have a personal favorite..but I did take one to Florida
with me when I was taking my little break….I won’t say which one…If you feel
like letting me know which one you like the best, I’m sure Nia and myself would
love to hear your comments…
This post is dedicated to my buddy who had surgery today! You’ll be up and
about in no time…but hopefully, if it won’t cause you any pain, you’ll get
a laugh out of this!
ARE YOU READY !!?????!!!!!!
HERE WE GO !!!!!!
ARE YOU IN YOUR CHAIR???
DO YOU HAVE YOUR SNACKS???
Then let’s do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the beginning of our squirrel-o-mentary….
For the most part, today the images can speak for themselves. I decided that I needed an able assistant,
so I ran an advertisement. For some reason I only had
one person respond, and might I add, they were not
totally enthusiastic about my ideas.
In the end I prevailed. My reasoning was sound…people
ALL OVER THE WORLD
were counting on me to deliver an earth shattering, globally
significant reporting of the “crowning of the little bald headed
squirrel”. My new assistant was reduced to tears with the
enormity of the responsibility and as you can see in the images, was joyous throughout the entire attempt to secure the squirrel.
An entire evening had been devoted to fashioning the
appropriate “peanut” attire….this ensemble was felt, in
my best judgement, to be our best bet at attracting the squirrel. In a previous post I allulded to my brother-in-law’s
lack of faith in my sanity…we shall ignore him and his
ignorant opinions. I must say, the outfit smelled Dee-licious!
Saturday, we were so excited that we, make that,I, stuffed myself
with Chocolate…my sister, another assistant who was
there simply to laugh until she almost fell over, never
touched one piece of chocolate. I feel certain that medical
intervention is required for her, because that is not normal
behaviour…”Peanut Butter”, my able assistant, also did not
partake of the chocolate…so I finished the bag and we were
ready to go where no man, (or woman) has gone before…
Into “The Kingdom of Zannyro Crazy”.
You will see in the following images that “Peanut Butter”, as
she is now called by her boyfriend, gave it her best shot..
but “Baldy” remained in hiding……….we will not give up, we
will not give in….Victory is ours………….so with more
chocolate under my belt and padding my derriere….we WILL try again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now remember,,,turn off your cellphones, no loud talking, no sticking gum
under your seat…NOW PLEASE ENJOY THE SHOW!