Friday, July 29, 2011

Backyard critter concerns


Rocky Squirrel:  Hey, listen up you squirrels!   I just overheard House Lady talking to those finches.  She's heading out of town!   Apparently,  she's got some other yahoos staying here and was showin' them how to fill the feeders and water all the plants.




Randy Squirrel:  WHAT!  Did I hear that right?  Did she mention us?  Nothing about us???



Sammy Jr. Squirrel:  Oh no, oh no, what will we do!!!  The FOOD will all run out.  We'll starve!


Darth Vader Squirrel:  Hey, I better eat as much as I can now ... who knows when we are gonna get any more food!!


Roxy Roxanne Squirrel:  (shouting)  Oh, for heaven's sakes!  Will you all just calm down!  There is a simple solution if they forget to feed us.  Taught to me by my grandmother a few summers back during that dry spell.  So watch and learn, boys, watch and learn!


Roxy Roxanne Squirrel:   It's very simple .... Take the corn like this ..... 


Roxy Roxane Squirrel:   Find a really good place .....


Roxy Roxanne Squirrel:  ..... where you can bury it!   Ta-da!



Darth Vader Squirrel:  Really!  We can do that?

Roxy Roxanne Squirrel:  Duh!  I thought they taught you this stuff at that fancy training school they sent you to.  Just flyin' around in the trees and no ground work??     Why they train only you boys, is beyond me.  YES!  YES!  You can carry the corn like that. 


Darth Vader Squirrel: Well I guess it is possible ....


Darth Vader Squirrel:  .... let me ponder on this a moment ...


Darth Vader Squirrel:  .... so you carry it like this, right?  Hey, that's not so hard!




Darth Vader Squirrel:  .... and this looks like a good spot!





Rocky Squirrel:  Well done gang!  Now that that's all done, I'm feeling much better.  



Darth Vader Squirrel:  Golly, that was exhausting!  I never had to do anything THAT strenuous in my training.  But at least now we have some stored away in case those yahoos don't feed us anything.


Carmen Chipmunk:  (who's been observing all the squirrel commotion)  Aha!  So THAT's what they mean when they say 'squirrel away' !     Mmmmmmmm........ Stupid squirrels.  Don't they know I'm also known as a ground squirrel!  Now I know where my new food source will be while House Lady is away!  Hehehehehe!

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46 comments:

Jill said...

Adorable pictures and such an entertaining commentary. I just love it. Enjoy your time away!

Mental P Mama said...

Too precious! And I've never seen one splayed out like that on a flagstone!!! They sure have everyone trained well there;)

Florida Farm Girl said...

Have fun at the BEACH!!!

Sue

TexWisGirl said...

too too cute!!! hurray for chippy!

Birdman said...

Cute! Ya, but stay clear of my birdfeeders. Off limits!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great images. I have never seen one that dark.

Ginny said...

I love the story just as much as the photos!! I love taking pictures of the squirrels, too. But yours, I have NEVER seen a black squirrel! Darth Vader squirrel is a perfect name for him, too. Do you have more than one black squirrel? Are you going on vacation and will not be posting for awhile? The chipmunks are adorable!! When I was a kid, they would eat peanuts out of our hands, but it took forever, they are much more skittish and cautious than the bold squirrels!

Jane said...

Enjoy your vacation! Try not to think of the mayhem that will ensue in your back yard while you are gone :-)

Ann said...

Fabulous story and photos. I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time. Such cute and fitting names they all have too.

Ashley Sisk said...

That is so funny - cracks me up.

faye said...

Still lovin that chipmunk...

Hope the weather is good for your
beach trip.. enjoy !!

Sylvia K said...

Love these happy critters! What delightful captures, Reena! Hope all of you have a great weekend!!

Sylvia

Debbie said...

hahaha...they are so entertaining!!!!

have a happy weekend!!!!

Jazzi said...

BOL That was too cuTe!! Loved the darth squirrel!!

wags
Jazzi

Barbara said...

What a community of squirrels you have!! Such diversity!!

Karin M. said...

..eine wundervolle Serie....danke für die schönen Fotos....
LG: Karin

Arija said...

Chuckle, chuckle, I love that cheeky chipmunk!

Stewart M said...

Very silly! But very funny!

Cheers - Stewart M

thesedaysofmine.com said...

That is TOO funny! Couldn't wait to read the caption for the next picture!
(It's so cute to see squirrels "sprawled out" on the ground like Darth Vadar was. Sometimes the rabbits do that in our yard.)

Brian said...

That's a great backyard bunch, sorta like we've got here...except for Darth Vader! Hey Darth, may the furs be with you!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great shots and descriptions! So darn cute! Love it!

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness ~ that is quite a little community going on there. Lots of action. I'm thinking you would be entertained all day!
xo Catherine

Claudia said...

These are such wonderful photos! You've really captured the playful quality of the squirrels!

xo
Claudia

Liza said...

Too funny! I never saw a black squirrel before!

Louise said...

That was a great picture story! Your Darth Vader squirrel is stunning. How long has he hung around your feeder? Wouldn't it be great if, by the by, more little Darth Vaders showed up?

Michaele said...

LOVE this! Rocky looks like he might have a little cameleon in him.

Dyche Designs said...

You're hilarious, you make me laugh.

Jillsy Girl said...

I get such a kick out of your storyboards! I've never seen a black squirrel before...very cool! We just purchased a baffle (a cone like thingee)that goes on the shepherd's hook about halfway up to prevent those darn squirrels from climbing up and getting the food. So far so good!

Marla said...

Wonderful shots. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

CherryPie said...

So cute and funny :-)

Madi and Mom said...

Have a wonderful vacation and tell the house sitters to keep the doors lock so all the squirrels can't get in.
I've never seen a black squirrel
Hugs Madi and Mom

Hilary said...

Very cute.. I'm sure Darth would make me jump if I heard him talking. ;)

Mark said...

Thats hilarious, and great photos

S. Etole said...

Your squirrels are the best! Have a fun trip.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

You have that many different squirrels in your yard? I don't have any, but that's ok... I have enough little pest... er... adorable critters.

Carmi said...

I love this series. Squirrels have always fascinated me: When I was a kid, I used to leave nuts out back for them. One day, I forgot to feed them. At dinner time, my mother freaked out when a group of angry - and apparently hungry - squirrels latched onto the screen door.

When I explained why, my mother was not pleased. She laughs about it to this day.

Amish Stories said...

I'm not sure how you were able to capture images of those squirrels like that. They are fun to watch for sure. Richard

Janie said...

How adorable..I never saw a squirrel that dark..I think I Love him! I did find one with half a tail! Yikes!

We have our share of squirrels and chipmunks too..wish they'd leave my garden alone! I noticed a neighbors cat in the yead...makes me wonder why I haven't been seeing any chipmunks lately...I thought maybe it was the heat and drought..maybe they were all sleeping in... I keep my cats indoors for that reason, but we have to deal with neighbor cats!

Daryl said...

I am beginning to think the Fairy Hobmother doesnt love me

Kathy said...

Love the conversation.

awarewriter said...

Great stuff. My favorite TV show of all time was Rocky & Bullwinkle. Say hello to Rocky for me. LOL

Evelyn said...

A wonderful collection of photos and a lovely commentary !!

Nick said...

I love this set Reena! So, so funny! Thank you!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Hahaha, so cute. I love Darth Vader Squirrel.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Forgot to say hope you have a safe and lovely trip!

Marilyn said...

I love your photos and accompanying commentary. I will check here often for the beauty of the photos and the entertainment! Thanks.