Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eenie, meenie, minie, mo...

Awww. So cute. Right?
Fuzzy little grey squirrel. What's he eating anyway? A nut? Sure. Nuts abound here in our neighborhood.
Fifty years ago, it used to be a walnut grove.

Walnut trees spring up in my flower pots all the time where some cute little squirrel has planted them. Sometimes jaccarunda trees too, with their little hard-shelled seed pods. Little gifts. Taking over my pots.

But they're sweet little things, aren't they?  So fuzzy. And grey.

I feel sorry for them in the rain. I mean, out there in the miserable cold?  Looking for that walnut they buried in one of my flower pots?

Cute Little Squirrel:  Now...which one was it? No. Not that one. Not that one... Oh,wait! What's that? Yum! That looks tasty!

Bleckkkk! Phuttt!

Yes, that would be my phone line.

My phone has been out for almost a week now. My internet is sporadic at best, and works when the rain stops for a while. (Hence my absence on all of your blogs!) I would like to thank that fuzzy grey squirrel who lives in my bottlebrush tree for mistaking my phone line for a walnut.  The poor phone repairman is supposed to show up today, in the middle of the worst rain storm  in years, to fix my dead line.

The phone repairman and I would like to send a shout out to you, sweet little grey squirrel.
No, really. Thanks. 


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, squirrels are cute little critters until they turn into the antichrist.

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

Well...I had a comment - but Debra's says it all!!!

Hope all is back to normal soon and hope the new phone line repels squirrels!

Snap said...

Too funny! They are such cute critters, but little pests!
Hope to *see* you soon! :D :D

Joy Tilton said...

Sorry to see the squirrels have been busy wrecking havoc, they are good at that here on GrannyMountain too!

Matty said...

We have quite our share of these cute and fuzzy critters in our back yard. Sometimes there are five or six picking at our bird seed.

Sarah Sullivan said...

Oh noooooooo...and OMG LMAO Debra!! I will send Tink your way..I guarantee.... no squirrels in your yard..or nibbling on phone line. Giggle snort..too funny Barb!

I have been so worried about you ...are you guys ok..are you safe...geesh all the rain..OMG!!! Hang in there hon...will be happy when all is right again hon!
Love ya, yer Sis....

Renee said...

I was laughing as I knew something was coming. har har


stregata said...

Says the squirrel: ...well, jeez, anyone can make a mistake, right? I mean, haven't you ever made a mistake? I was sooo hungry... and I can't find my stash in your pots...

Chatty Crone said...

The same thing happened to us out here.

Hey it was cold and rainy in LA this week - I thought it never rained in southern California!


Barry said...

We recently put up a bird feeder, which has rapidly become a squirrel feeder.

We thought we had positioned it to be squirrel proof, but they simply leap from a nearby branch onto the feeder, which sets it swinging wildly while they hold onto the little knob on tip for dear life.

And, of course, frightening all the birds away.

Barbara said...

Debra--Oh, "the Antichrist"! That had me spitting my coffee out!So true...;p)

Hi Bonnie, Yes, we're up and running again. That little squirrel is still taunting us from the tree though. It's only a matter of time.

Snap, I've been out of the loop. But I'll get by today!

Joycee, that's the thing. They're everywhere! But I must admit, I still think they're cute.

Matty, I always love watching them do high-wire acrobatics as they chase each other up and down trees with death defying moves. Once, one fell, plop, right in front of me. He knocked himself out, but after keeping our kittie away from him for a few minutes, he staggered to his little feet and shook his head. I think he was okay. :p(

Barbara said...

Sarah, Yes, we're soggy but fine. Whew! Serious rain though. And where is the snow in Idaho?? It's almost February!?

Thanks, Renee. I can laugh about it NOW...:p)

Stratega--And he's still looking. Should I put out some nuts for him? Just to confuse the issue?

Chatty--Hey! Yes, I saw you were going to be out here. Congratulations to you on your new little babies! I hope you all stayed dry. But seriously, we really needed the rain.

Hi Barry! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your blog. And I have given up on bird feeders. Between the squirrels and my cats, I think it's just a cruel trick to try to lure birds to my yard. But I oogle them from afar.

clairedulalune said...

Barbara, what a nightmare!! The rains sounds bad too! Thinking about you, hope you are not too soggy! ((hugs))

Chatty Crone said...

I'm answering your blog comment to my blog - yes it is a time of transistion for me - and yes it is extremely hard to realize that I can change no one but myself! I have to let go and just work on myself.


Chatty Crone said...

Gosh I just want to thank you for your encouraging words today. (Again). Sandie

Sharon said...

You need a huge Doberman, yes, one who can vanquish all, including chasing away the poor hummingbirds and junkos from their feeders. That'll teach that crazy copper eatin' squirrel!

Renee said...