"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Knock Knock


Someone is there.  She is shameless.  A beggar.  I like to leave the doors propped open on nice days and guess who wants in?  Last week I was sitting in my chair when something jumped up on my foot resting on the footstool.  I was shocked and jumped.  She hurried back out the door.

I feed the squirrels nuts and this one has learned a few tricks.  She can climb up the screen door and rock in and out and cause quite a racket when she wants some nuts.  From the time I raise the blinds in the morning, they watch from the trees and come running.  Mother Nature has to comply.  I do enjoy the animals.



14 comments:

  1. Oh! That little squirrel looks like it wants to move in. :)

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  2. I couldn't resist feeding that one.

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  3. Best post. It made me giggle.
    They are not dumb, fud and warm in nice lady house !

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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  4. Now teach her to wear a bib and use a fork and you'll be on tv : D

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  5. An opportunistic squirrel. I am pretty certain that there is a sign outside our door which says 'soft hearted people live here'. It seems you have one too.

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  6. I do love to see animals working things out. I love to get a glimpse into their little minds.

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  7. I have another cyber-friend who has squirrels and birds come knocking on her door.

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  8. Since captcha hates me and makes me do it 20 or more times, I'm responding in one comment. Bea, only one of the four seems too aloof to move in. Jennifer, I have one post of it pushing a miniature grocery cart. Tom, when I was in Paris once, there were no squirrels to be found and I asked a gentleman in a park by Notre Dame where they were. He said no squirrels. Gayle, the weenies would die if they caught one inside (I would if they caught it). Suzan, put squirrel in my blog to see the one with the little grocery cart out back. Child, yes. Animal lovers to the extreme. Jenny, they are pretty smart. My sister said no, they are not. I told her rats are smart. She didn't replay. She isn't an animal lover like me. Ellen, I've always loved nature and find true joy interacting with them. Good thing our mountain isn't fenced for lions, elephants etc.

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  9. Cuties for sure but so destructive where I live🙁I love that you appreciate them❤️

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  10. Jenn is right. Portrait of an opportunistic...

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  11. I feed my squirrel however none have come to my kitchen windows LOL You have an extra smart brave squirrel

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  12. On Thanksgiving Day, I awoke to an alert on my phone. The security camera at the country house had detected movement in the house. A squirrel had come down the chimney and was wandering around the house. The house is 2 1/2 hours away and we had 8 coming for dinner that day, so it wasn’t until the next day that we were able to go out to the house. No sign of the squirrel except for tiny footprints in a dusty shelf. Still do not know where he is! We set live cage traps with food and water to no avail!😬. Hope your squirrel doesn’t come in and disappear like ours!

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    1. Monique, I do worry a little about damage since it is becoming so insistent. Joanne, it is just so cute. I remember another opportunist years ago that not only bit through my thumb nail but also had needle sharp claws. I sit out on the porch quite a lot and they come while I am there. Ry, what a story! I'm glad you told me. I'm going to be more careful.

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