Thursday, March 1, 2012

Trained by a chipmunk


The weather has been a bit dreary lately.  Lots of rain and clouds.
I guess I shouldn't complain though.  It could be snow.
Or tornadoes!  
So sad about the storms in Kansas
Tornadoes in February in Kansas!  
Just wrong!

But enough of that dreariness.

: : :

The other day (a sunny day) I noticed Carmen Chipmunk waiting by the food dish.
I had not yet put the morning food out.


"Hey House Lady!  Where's my morning meal?"
 

"What the heck is the delay?"
 
 "If you don't hurry up and get my food out here,
the squirrels will soon arrive."





"And then I'll get NONE!"


"OH, PLEASE, House Lady ... please hurry up!"

: : :

Well, of course, I immediately laced the wall with some sunflower seeds.
She has me well trained!

: : : 
 
Here's hoping for some sunshine today wherever you are!
 

52 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

Very Cute post Reena,
We are still in Las Vegas and the sun is shining, just a little over cast today but it looks like the sun is eating up all the mist.

Brian Miller said...

haha, i would have as well...he is so cute....fun to think he is just sitting there waiting on you...smiles.

Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE Carmen!!
Super post!

tracy said...

What a cute little chipmunk - even if he is a bit pushy. :-)

Beth said...

oh, i love chipmunks... so cute!! what a sweet outdoor pet. (:

Sylvia K said...

What a sweetie Carmen is and they do train us well, don't they??? Love your pics for the day, as always. We have a few rays of sun this morning, but it's mostly cloudy and the rain/snow showers are due to return later today. But like you, I'm grateful that I don't live in the path of these horrible tornadoes!! It has indeed been a weird winter. Hope you get some sun, enjoy the day, Reena!

Sylvia

LadyFi said...

Fabulous shots! Love the last one of the squirrel's backside...

Ginny said...

I'm in HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I adore chipmunks!!! And we have none here, though there are ones in other neighborhoods! When I was a child, our back yard was at the edge of a woods. We would sit on the back porch very still and patient and the squirrels would come and take peanuts out of our hands. And every once in awhile, a chipmunk would!! They are so much more shy, so there was much joy when that happened.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Very cute! This weather has been pretty sucky, I haven't taken a photo in a while :-(

Rambling Woods said...

These little guys are so sweet..

TexWisGirl said...

i'd have come running for that sweet little face and striped butt, too!

Madi and Mom said...

MOL Ms. Reena we just love the names you give your yard critters.
Carmen is a very lucky lady too.
I'm glad you hopped to fulfill her requests asap.
Hugs Madi

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

That chipmunk is way too cute. Thanks for reminding me . . . I need to go and put some squirrel food out.

lynnekovan.com said...

Lovely pictures. Sweet little fellow waiting for his breakfast!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What cute, cute pictures!! But what is it about all things on 4 legs that has us so well trained? :-)

EG Wow said...

Carmen is a sweetie.

Snow is not all that bad, Reena, at least to my way of thinking. BUT tornadoes are indeed dreadful!

bill lisleman said...

I wish we could send you our chipmunks. We don't get along with them much.
That same Kansas storm was a killer in southern Illinois. Awful.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Hey, I'll trade you a half a dozen squirrels for your chipmunk? Deal?

Pat said...

Carmen is so sweet! We haven't seen a chipmunk around here ever since neighbors with outdoor cats moved in.

Patricia said...

I think that chipmunk is awfully cute. It's very sweet visiting all of your backyard critters.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Wonderful series! He's a lucky chipmunk.. cute too!

Jazzi said...

Thats so cute but actually dont all our animals have us trained??

wags
Jazzi and Addy

Nancy Claeys said...

She does look a bit worried and frazzled. Poor dear! :)

Catherine said...

I want a chipmunk!!! Cute! I love it that he has you trained all up. He is cute and smart. :)
xo Catherine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you were in time! I hate to think what happens when those greedy squirrels come! I know how they hand upside down on our feeders! lol ♥

grammie g said...

Hi Reena...I have 10 inches of snow on my back deck : {..but snow can be moved and sholved ..homes are destroyed in tornado's : {

Your Chipmunk is adorable..cute story and shots!! : }}
Grace

ethelmaepotter! said...

What terrific shots you got! And such a cute story, too!
We dodged a bullet with those tornadoes yesterday, but there's another strong possibility tomorrow. Hoping the best for everyone.

rainfield61 said...

And we should not complaint.

Just face it, and it shall be a good memory in the future.

ELK said...

how cute this little guy is...love the personality!!

Gillian Olson said...

I would run out too with that plaintive look. I haven't seen a chipmunk for a long time, really enjoyed these pictures.

Shane Kent Louis said...

The chipmunk is sooo cute! Poor chipmunk, no food at his bowl. Well, I must say, the chipmunk's kinda demanding huh! :D


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eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the chipper. I have been seeing the chipmunks lately, A sign of spring? YEA!!! Have a great weekend, Reena!

Ivanhoe said...

Awwwww... he's adorable! Love chipmunks and squirrels :)
Have a great weekend, Reena!

Nat said...

Hi Reena
Nice to find you... just popped over from Tracy's blog and pleased I did :-) Wonderful photos!

Mental P Mama said...

It may be me, but I totally read that chipmunk voice with Jerry Lewis tones....

edgar said...

We had our much awaited rain for the last 2 days. There will be snow in the mountains.

You created a charming little story with the chipmunk.

Daryl Edelstein said...

they are so cute those little rascals .. and I love the Snapseed effect on the top shot ... at first I thought AHA she got the Hipstamatic but no, its been 'snapseeded'!

Evelyn S. said...

Well, lady-wildlife-photographer....you just keep right on doing it! And the commentary is always special. ;-)

Linda R said...

Yep, I do believe he has you trained... So darn cute..

Marcie said...

Absolutely adorable!! Amazing that you have chipmunks. I think ours are still hibernating!

Jennifer Richardson said...

So gorgeous, your little
furry friends.
I'd have come scurrying
with some sunflower seeds
too!
So charming:)
-Jennifer

Tammy said...

What an adorable little chipper. We have had some pretty crappy weather too...at least on the weekends when I can get out with my camera. You did a great job focusing that first shot with the branch and rain in the way.

bon bon said...

eeeee! look at that cute little butt! and everyone knows vertical stripes are slimming, so he's smart too.

CherryPie said...

Who could resist putting out sunflower seeds for such a cutie :-)

Country Girl said...

You see, I think you have her well-trained. For her photo sessions, dontchaknow.

Stewart M said...

The outdoor animals can be very demanding at times!

Charming sequence with the chipmunk!

Stewart M - Australia

Crafty Green Poet said...

what an adorable (and seemingly impatient!) chipmunk!

Sandra said...

this made me go oooohhh ooohhhh oooooo ooooo he is sooo cute.

Joe said...

Love the chipmunk story!!

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos and what a cute little guy! He sure was waiting on you...

Margaret said...

I have missed your wit! Somehow, I haven't been to your blog in quite a while. I need to do some reorganizing and make my blog roll more practical. You are one of my favorites...

Grandma C's Place said...

Adorable chipmunk. I love the added story from the chipmunk's perspective.