Friday, July 1, 2011

He's at it again!

I'm trying to discourage Houdini to stop climbing on the screens but I think he is having too much fun. I am trying not to smile as you would when you sometimes see a comical and mischievous child, because I am secretly enjoying the show and yet don't want him to know that. However, this is a relatively new patio door and the new screen came with it. We lived without a screen for a long time and we love having the door open so that we can feel a nice cool breeze - when there is one - and listen to the birds while not having to deal with unwanted pesky flies, mosquitoes and who knows, an unwanted squirrel pulling up a chair and sitting at the kitchen table demanding his supper, because I'm thinking that may be his next move. He doesn't seem to have done any damage yet but Houdini needs to learn that manners and good behavior go a long way, and he needs to stay awft the flipping screen door.

What can I say? I just love my little mischievous 'child' out there!

23 comments:

  1. And they love you I'm certain.
    they pose and play for you!



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  2. let's hope it doesn't discover it can chew right through the screen. Cute, sure, but a fuzzy tailed rodent too.

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  3. I wish I could have a regular visitor like him!

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  4. You are so nice, Denise. I kept shooing the squirrels away from our screen because I'd already seen how destructive they were with our bird feeders. Yours must love you though and are being careful, though acrobatic.

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  5. Our problem is the seagulls that visit us each year. Sid and Floppy (she has a poorly foot), as much as I love the fact that they come back each year they are b***** pests.
    They sit clacking all day long and the cats are scared to venture onto next doors roof. But at the same time I have to admire them, Sid might just as well come into the kitchen, he's nearly there, and bold as brass.
    I throw them something out morning and night and get an ear wigging from Mr.T but I so admire their persistance. How can I not give them something when they just sit there looking at me with beady eyes when I am having my meal. lol
    Briony
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  6. I wish I had your temperament, Denise. I am currently at war with squirrels.

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  7. Maybe, you can scare him away by squirting him with a water pistol. lol

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  8. I have never seen them on the screens like this. I have a lot around my home.I will see you in a week.

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  9. Not a fan of the squirrels, and especially one tearing up my screen in the process:(

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  10. Houdini is adorable! It does look like he wants inside your house. :)

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  11. Hahaha...it's really fun to watch :)

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  12. Our cats ruin our screens. They can be so demanding while being "cute"! ♥♫

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  13. That squirrel is a very good acrobat! He's quite entertaining and quite unashamed of his potential to cause damage to your new doors!
    June

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  14. Yikes, Denise!
    I would get alarmed myself. Bogart's MrFrogsky kept jumping around looking for Bogart and I kept praying that Sweepy and Sumo would not play with him and hurt him.

    I know. It is not easy to enjoy our furry friends including sneaky and playful ones.

    Btw, I simply adore your dessert in previous post. Looks really yummy!

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  15. He's quite a climber! I don't think your screen will last long with all that activity on it.
    If he had free access, I think you're right, he might just scurry in to join you for a cup of tea!

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  16. I too wouldn't want to disturb him. :)

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  17. I would have a hard time not laughing and yelling at the same time. Great photo.

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  18. I really like squirrels. Some people hate them I know but they are persistent little things and I admire that. I was going to add that I would welcome any wild animal into my life, then I remembered rats.

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  19. Oh that little houdini is so funny! What great photos - he's a real poser all right :D)

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  20. Are you still feeding the squirrels, Denise, or did you stop feeding them at the end of winter? If you did stop feeding the squirrels, perhaps they like what you were feeding them better than what they can find on their own. This could be why Houdini is climbing on your screen. He wants you to feed him again!

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