Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A little diplomacy goes a long way....

Yes I am still feeding them. The squirrels are delighted, though I haven't bought any peanuts for a while, just sunflower seeds. There is a bit of a mess outside on the deck right now.

This little one seemed a bit out of sorts that day.


Oh dear!







And diplomacy too. Look at his tail Mr. Chipmunk, isn't it a fine looking tail?

He's thinking about it.


Now here's a case of the pot calling the kettle black. It never fails after eating a healthy helping of seeds, for the squirrels to collapse on the deck rail in such a pose as this. But then don't we all sometimes feel the need to nap after a bigger than normal meal?
And let's not forget to put out a cool, fresh dish of water outside for our furry and feathered friends. They really need it in this heat.

37 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Soooo cute, Denise! It brought a smile to my face. After reading such bad news about rapes and murders, your blog is a happy place to be! Thanks so much!

Jane and Chris said...

Aaahhh! We all have our bad days. The squirrel looks flaked out in the heat.....I know how he feels!
Jane x

Out on the prairie said...

I wonder if the chipmunk got its tail caught in a mousetrap.Funny shots and it appears they are really keeping you amused. I use shelled corn, it is cheap and they eat it all.My sunflowers from all the feeders are sprouting and blooming all around my yard, a added bonus.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Me and hubby are laughing and laughing....that last photo is a real treasure!

Indrani said...

You sure do write such wonderful hilarious dialogues. Please visit my frozen moments. :)

imac said...

Great post wonderful photos and love the fun too.

Sharon said...

Fun post! Do you have water out there for your little friends? That squirrel looks exhausted!

Jean said...

What a fun post, Denise! Thanks for the much needed laugh.:-D)

EG Wow said...

Ha! Thanks for the smile! :)

Janet said...

Just loved that last photo-I kind of feel like that myself , xx

ascu75 aka Don said...

Denise I stopped buy them is shells coz of the mess the shelled ones are dearer but far less mess. Nice pics XXX Don

Patty said...

That's why we went to the shelled sun flower chips, cost a little more but sure saves the mess. Although Abe does have our small creatures spoiled and that can get a little expensive. Well time to start some chicken legs for supper, along with Stove Top and I have a salad all ready in the frig. Have a great evening and thanks for your visits.

Lyn said...

Oh so cute!
xxx

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What cute little fellas, although I had a squirrel break into my potting shed and destroy lots of things...
They can be so amusing, so I forgave him.
Love that last shot, it's just how I'm feeling today :)
~Jo

Poetic Soul said...

Aaahhh this is just too cute, I really enjoyed it

KaHolly said...

You crack me up, Denise!!! I used to have a chipmunk that I fed every day. He used to come to the sliding glass door. I even gave him his own dish. One time I was sitting out there with him and he hid under the wood pile. He kept running out, toward me, then running back to the wood pile. Each time, he got closer and closer. Finally, he ran up to me and touched my bare toe, then ran back. It was so funny!! I thought I could hear him yell, "I did it!! I touched her!!"~karen

Cloudia said...

the world should discover your talent with animals and make you a STAR of the bloggosphere!
(well, you are to many of us...but this is GOOD stuff deserving of a huge happy audience!


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Mama Zen said...

My little girl just loved this!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

That last picture is great! I think he has had his fill of sunflower seeds!

Janie said...

Cute captions, Denise. Your little story made me laugh.
Love that last photo with the squirrel laid out on the rail.

Kay said...

Adorable. That last photo really is amazing. I've never seen a squirrel look quite like that. You must really be getting the heat right now.

Bek said...

I just LOVE the last picture! So adorable how it's passed out here:)

eden said...

Hahahaha.. how cute!Very nice post. Love it so much.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's pretty funny. We have a bird feeder where the squirrels clean up the sunflower seeds. It drives our dogs nuts. We let them out and the squirrel runs away. Over and over we go all day long.

jabblog said...

Love the dialogue, Denise, and that last shot of the squirrel on the fence is priceless - he's full up and fit to bust, can't move another inch:-)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a riot!!! I so loved this and the captions. You did a terrific job. But I have heard of kissing a$$ but chewing on a tail? Who'd do that y'wonder. [kidding]

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Glenda said...

Just adorable! I love the little chipmunks - we don't have them here, but we vacationed in the NC mountains last week and they were everywhere. Loved watching them scamper around.

Ann Best said...

I think squirrels are adorable, but I don't say this out loud to my youngest daughter! They eat up her flowers and make other such messes in her townhouse in Centreville, Virginia.

My disabled daughter and I (her caregiver) live in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I see you're in Virginia, too. I found you on Strawberry Jam Anne's blog and came over to meet you.
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Kathiesbirds said...

So cute and so funny! Thanks for the laugh and thanks for all the visits to my blog! I am glad you liked the "artsy" crow picture!

Don't unplug your hub said...

Made me laugh out loud. Thank you.

eileeninmd said...

Great post, Denise! I enjoyed your captions. And the last shot is just hilarious.

MarieElizabeth said...

Ya know, I could really hear them n the conversation today - perfect interpretation.

Mildred said...

Sooo cute! Lovely shots!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is just so cute and probably what they are actually saying!!

Gill

Margaret Cloud said...

Denise, these are so cute and the caption is great.

Mary said...

This is so cute :-) LOL Both little critters look adorable and the conversation was hilarious. I miss my "cheeky" squirrel. I still have lots of squirrels but the present crop are very boring.

Maria Berg said...

I had only seen chipmunk as cartoon before I came visit America and i was very happy to see them - so cute!!!! MB