Saturday, May 14, 2011

The squirrels are getting a little squirrelly.

At this time of the year the squirrels are going through peanut withdrawal. I was having a cup of tea at the beginning of the day when the latest generation, who have learned to crawl all over our screens, were trying to figure out why there were no peanuts first thing in the morning. I had to tell them that with the weather getting warmer, there would be plenty of food for them in the natural world, that I had also seen them burying the peanuts in the lawn out back, that the raccoons were out and no matter how much I loved those little bandits, I didn't think it would be a good idea to encourage them to come and raid the bird feeders or see what they could find on our back deck, like peanuts. So, everyone will have to be going through peanut withdrawal, even Gregg who loves to dip into the bag every now and again.











Even the neighbor's dog is getting in on the act. Oh no, not you too!

26 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

That was hilarious!! (and true)
Jane x

gigihawaii said...

haha! so cute and funny, Denise!

imac said...

Too funny, great post.

Love your Header too.

jabblog said...

You mean you're NOT going to feed them:-)??

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Thank you for the smiles! What great pictures and commentary to go along with the pictures!

Viola said...

Haha- what a good story you've made along with the beautiful pictures! You have a great friend in that squirrel, I'm sure! :)

Wishing you a very lovely spring! :)

Janet said...

Very funny ! they don`t give in easily-do they ?

Glenda Manus said...

Great pictures - brightened my day! You have them spoiled.

Don't unplug your hub said...

How can you resist?

Kathy said...

Clever captions!

MarieElizabeth said...

Hilarious! Love the captions - spot on.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Denise,
This story is adorable, I love your creative ideas, and Mr. Squirrel is cute and smart!
Please...give him some peanut! ;)
Hugs
and a nice Sunday
Léia

Callie said...

You did a great job with the photos and captions. Very funny!

Valerie said...

Hilarious, Denise. I went through the pictures three times and laughed at every one. Brilliant. We've also denied the squirrels their peanuts but we do still feed the smaller birds.

diane b said...

You are so clever. You should write cartoons for the paper. It is hilarious and so too the expressions on the squirrel's face.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is so funny Denise, I just love it. As I write this I have one balancing upside down on my "squirrel proof" bird feeder!!!!

At least it keeps Molly out of mischief watching them.....great post Denise,

Gill

Out on the prairie said...

Very funny, Ilike the ending. They follow me in the yard sometimes.

Mary said...

This was really cute. I'm new to your blog but have enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Mama Zen said...

What hilarious pictures!

Kay said...

This is so funny, Denise! I just love how you did the captions. You have such a fantastic sense of humor. Those squirrels definitely seemed determined.

Genie said...

This was a great post. I have giggled and giggled all the way through it. I cannot imagine having squirrels so darn close. Glad you had the camera at hand. This is wonderful for my grim Sunday without water. Left the hose running and burned out the pump in the well. Not good! I needed your squirrels to brighten my dreary, DRY day.

Cloudia said...

delightful!




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Betsy said...

YOU are hilarious! I have a raccoon trying to eat the peanuts now!

dAwN said...

hee hee..That was fun!

Janie said...

Funny! Love the squirrel's thoughts.

JJ said...

Just seen this Denise - brilliant
JJ