Monday, July 16, 2012

The Squirrel and The Chipmunk

In my back garden you have to be fast....

because Mr. Squirrel is saying, "Ah nuts, he beat me again!"


But he needn't worry, there are plenty more where those came from.

Mr. Squirrel really should be more patient and nice, but his instincts always drive him into chasing away the other squirrels - and the chipmunks - from the peanuts I throw out every day. There is enough for everybody.  Mr. Chipmunk is thankfully faster than he, and always escapes with his cheeks stuffed full of peanuts and not with a nipped tail.


"Beware the fury of a patient squirrel man."
~John Dryden~

or he might better learn....

"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

I have used the last one before but it's such a good quote.

He really does need that patience doesn't he?  When will he ever learn?

And the fun begins again tomorrow.

23 comments:

cloudia charters said...

my back is tweaked again. Patience makes it an inconvenience instead of disaster drama.

LOVE your animal plays, D.



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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute post, Denise.... Between the squirrels and chipmunks, our poor birds have to work hard to get a chance.... ha ha... The chipmunks don't bother us much since they just clean the deck floor!!!! Squirrels are a pest constantly...

Hugs,
Betsy

Out on the prairie said...

I am following Betsy, this is a second blog.I would like a goodpeanut supplier.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Friend or foe, they are endearing.

Love your captures!

SquirrelQueen said...

That is so cute. I just love those stuffed cheeks.

Arija said...

You are a generous host Denise. Chippies and squirrels are such entertaining visitors, I sorely miss them here in Australia.

eileeninmd said...

Cute post, Denise. The squirrels and chippers have it made. Hope you have a great day, stay cool!

Sunray Gardens said...

Very cute pictures.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Valerie said...

Lovely. I wish I could explain to our squirrels that there's enough to go round...lol. Mine are even eating the baffle that is supposed to keep them off the bird feeders!

diane b said...

You have patience to sit and wait for a good shot. I love the chipmok's litle hands clasping the big nut.

imac said...

Real interesting post, fine shots and words here my friend.

TexWisGirl said...

love those cute chippies!

Antonette said...

Love the pics and the words that you put with it.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Denise, I'm envious here, they are beautiful visitors, adorable critters!Lucky you!
Léia ;)

Linda Gross said...

I don't know if Mr. Chipmunk could fit anymore in his cheeks!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The birds are the ones who enjoy any peanuts here as I have never seen a chipmunk and the squirrels we have don't seem to come around the yard very much, which is not a bad thing.

Barbara said...

The Chipmunks are so much prettier than the squirrels and of course I am sure you know that we do not have them here.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Ah, cute antics of these little critters. Great shots too!
x

Debbie said...

So much cuteness!!

Hilary said...

Aren't chipmunks just about the cutest creatures on the planet... chubby cheeks and all. And squirrels (the red included) are no slouch either.

Mamabug said...

Aren't they just the greediest little critters! They want it all for themself and not have to share!

ashok said...

Cuteee

Denise said...

Thank you all for stopping by to comment here. I have enjoyed my return visit to your blogs. It's been lovely to sit down and enjoy them.