Wednesday, June 22, 2011

If I could talk to the animals ...

Rocky Squirrel: Hey hey hey hey house lady .... somebody has been eating your hostas!

Me:  Oh, no, not again!  


Rocky Squirrel:  Yes sirreeee!   I saw that Bambi hanging out munching away the other night.  But she only got a few ... cause I stormed down from my nest and chased her off!


Darth Vader Squirrel:  He sooooo did not.  I was the one who chased her off.  Cause of my dark complexion, I was able to sneak up on Bambi and bite her foot.  You should have seen her run! 

Me:  Really?  Very brave of you but that wasn't really very nice.


Pope Cardinal:  Shut up you bickering squirrels.  There's a bigger problem here.

Frieda Finch: Yes, yes, listen to the Pope!  Listen to the Pope!


 Red-bellied-Woodpecker Harry: Oh for God's sake, Frieda, shut up!


Me:  Fred and Fannie Finch, what are you whispering about?

Fred Finch:  Well, Bambi took off so fast, Theo Thumper was left in the dust ... or more accurately, in the hostas.

Fannie Finch:  (giggle) Oh Fred, you're so funny. Yes, poor little Theo Thumper was left behind.  He's homeless!

Me:  Oh for heaven's sakes!  Poor Theo Thumper!  Where is he?


 Theo Thumper: Here I am!!!  Here I am!!  I wasn't sure that you would be glad to see me.


Theo ThumperI've been sleeping in the bushes over there cause I'm lost and don't know how to get home.


Pidgeon Pearl:  I'll offer you my nest.  I'm going to be out of town for a few days looking for that no good husband of mine who flew the coop!


Theo ThumperWell, that's mighty kind of you m'am!


 Fannie Finch:  Does this mean I have to share my bath?


 Charlie Chickadee:  I just left home so I can't help you.


Rocky SquirrelI'm not sharing this spot under the feeder.  It's all mine!  Mine!  Mine!  Mine!


 Carmen ChipmunkI'm still building my nest.  Anyway, I don't think you'd fit in my door.


MeYou're all not being very friendly to Theo Thumper!

Theo ThumperOh, that's okay.


Theo ThumperThere's plenty of food around here though.  This is mighty tasty.  What is it?

Me Uh ... it's a Hibiscus which I just bought ... I sure wish you wouldn't eat on it ... 


Theo ThumperOh, I'm sorry ... sometimes I just can't help myself ... I just begin foraging without asking.


Fabio Finch: Hey house lady ... there's a new guy in town!  Look at that tail.  What's up with that?

MeFinch, be kind now ....

Fabio FinchWa ha ha ha ha ...


Rocky Squirrel:  Hey man, that's just not right.


Rocky Squirrel:  I'm outa here ... he's got the scurvies!


Theo Thumper:  Well, that was rude.

MeMmmmm..... yes ...... but what about you?  Evening is coming and you have no place to stay.


Theo ThumperOh, that's okay ... there's plenty of places for me to hide and there's that lovely garden in case I get hungry.  I'm sure later tonight, Bambi will be back.

Me(sigh) Yes ... that's what I thought.


PS. Names were changed to protect the guilty and photos were taken behind the safety of my windows today.

PSS.  This is the first time I've ever seen a rabbit in our yard!  I'm sure it is because our Travis Beagle is no longer here to patrol. 

Me:  Right Travis McGee? 

Travis:  Ruff ... Ruff... Ruff!



32 comments:

texwisgirl said...

that is the cutest, tinies bunny rabbit! i'd let it eat in my garden too!!! :) and those beautiful finches and cardinals and funny squirrels. "mine, mine, mine, mine!" loved it!

and little chippy! so sweet!

deb duty said...

You sure have a lot of critters around! Your photography is beautiful. My favorite is the bird feeder with the cardinal and finch? together!

Deborah L. Tisch said...

What a perfect combination; excellent photos and a great sense of humor and creativity!!! LOVE this post!

Fabio Finch and Rocky Squirrel pushed me over the edge.

I dare not let my husband read this. He'll write another episode.

Daniela said...

cute :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love your beautifully illustrated story. You have a wonderful yard, no wonder the animals hang around.

Tammie Lee said...

your post overflows with cuteness!
thank you for your visit and kind message.

S. Etole said...

that squirrel sprawled out under the bird feeder just cracked me up! fun photos and story ...

Henrietta said...

LOL:) you are so funny

Kathy said...

What a fun little story. The cardinal looks like a pope, doesn't he!

faye said...

That was great !!! I've never seen a chipmunk
up close.. that bunny reminds me of one that use
to appear at my door every afternoon ... at first
to munch in the flowerbed... then I started
leaving bits of lettuce and carrots.. he became a regular after that...

Ruth said...

Oh clever you, distracting me from your gorgeous photographs with laughter. What a biosphere you have, what beauty and color. Your photos are so clear of your wildlife, not easy to do. I thoroughly enjoyed the animals channeled through your dialogue!

Jillsy Girl said...

You are so much a Dr. Doolittle!! Absolutely adorable. I just hope Harry the Hawk doesn't stop in for a visit. (We've got a few of them visiting around our yard lately! Just this week we had a HUGE one was sitting in our birdbath.)

Judy said...

I'll have you know I'm laughing my head off here....I love it.

T. Becque said...

Excellent story (again!) and you do have a lot of cute little guys in your yard!

Daryl said...

Its Wild Kingdom, I love it .. BTW if you hang bars of Irish Spring from the hostas the deer wont eat them. And if you buy plants from nurseries you must wash the roots throughly before planting, seems nurseries put something in the dirt to help the plants thrive and whatever it is attracts squirrels who dig them up to eat the tasty roots .. how does a city girl know this? ToonMan's BFF Bill has a summer house with grounds/gardens and he told me this after a squirrel tore up my store/nursery bought plants 2 summers ago

elizabeth said...

thanks for putting a smile on my face this am!! boy - you sure do have a little collection of animals going on there -
how much fun is that?? We have lots of deer and birds around us too -
the deer tend to rub on all my new trees though -
although they have stayed away from my herb garden

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

THANKS for a much needed grin!! I think you understand the animals perfectly!! When our puppy comes in a couple of days, I think I'll know what our pups will be thinking too!! :-))

Karen said...

LOL... you know you're nutz, right?

But in a good way :-)

I love your header!!! great effect with the frames...

Tricia said...

Love it Love it, love the commentary & they're all soooo cuuute! You're place is busy w/ lots of visitors! =) Thank you for the smiles today!!! =)

Barb said...

This is so funny! I love your photos and your story - very creative! You have a gorgeous yard and you seem to be pretty patient with the critters - I sure don't like it when they eat my plants! but I guess, what can you do?

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

This should be a children's book! Cute photos and clever dialogue!

Ashley Sisk said...

That was so random and funny. And I'm convinced that Bambi is eating my hostas too!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I agree with Gail. The first thing I thought -- I'm enjoying this, so I'm sure kids would too. Umm, minus any dirty words. Haha! :)

Life-n-Reflection said...

what a pleasure to see such wildlife!

Dyche Designs said...

This had me cracking up, great shots.

Barbara said...

You've got quite a menagerie there! I agree - start a children's series! Great characters!

Misty said...

This is just terrific! I loved every bit of this post! Looking forward to following you.

Hilary said...

This is an adorable series of photos. I love that darling bunny and the squirrel claiming the seeds as his own. Too cute.

lisa said...

Just fantastic Reena!!
Wonderful job on this.

Pat said...

Adorable, funny series!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Great photos, thanks for stopping by. Hope to talk to you again!
Patti

Anika said...

Haaa, what a fun post! It's like snow white at your place!! Such cute shots...