Sunday, July 8, 2012

The word spreads in Maine

Rita Red Squirrel (who is hanging out on House Lady's deck):   So House Lady, I hear you're known for handing out some goodies to us handsome critters.


Me:  So where did you hear that, Ms. Red Squirrel?

Rita Red Squirrel:  Oh, we have our sources.  Just cause we are up here in Maine doesn't mean word doesn't spread about you softie Philly types.


Me:  You know, I can't be supporting two households ... there is a limit to generosity! 


Rita Red Squirrel:  Oh, but look at me!  I am sooo much cuter than those common grey squirrels!  Besides, I'm smaller and I won't eat near as much. 


Me:  Well, you are kind of cute so I guess a little bit of seed can't hurt. 

 

Rita Red Squirrel:  Gee umpa pazootie!  You serve the really good stuff!  Hey cuz, come on over ... you won't believe the smorgasbord this lady serves up!


Cuz Carla Red Squirrel (who has suddenly shown up below the railing where Rita Red Squirrel sits):  I'm right below you, girl!  Drop me some!



Me:  Oh now wait just a frickin' minute!  I thought there was only ONE of you.  I can't be supporting your whole kin!


Cuz Carla Red Squirrel:  Lady, look at this cuteness!  And these toes!  How can you resist?

Me:  Okay, you're right.  You are, after all, so dam cute!  So what's your preference?  Sunflower seed or peanuts?

~ ~ ~

(Oh, dear readers, is there a Squirrel Feeders Anonymous group nearby!)



60 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! going broke in 2 states, now. :)

eileeninmd said...

Reena, what a funny post. Would you like to adopt a few more squirrels. I have way too many here and my little birdies hardly have a chance at the feeders because the squirrels are little piggies. Great post and fun captions. Have a lovely week ahead.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, dear. You didn't stand a chance with these two. :)

Beth said...

not sure if you know but squirrels kind of scare me... but this is the cutest squirrel i have ever seen in my entire 34 yrs. ... you just want to stare forever. so cute!! great views. (:

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

What a cutie! They are so small!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, you have made my evening, Reena! How adorable! I've never been able to resist them!! What a delightful post and photos for the day!

Sylvia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

But they are SO cute! Who can resist! heehee! They really are a pretty color...I say they deserve extra treats, house lady! lol

Brian Miller said...

haha send his south...he is a cutey...and i def have a soft spot for squirrels...they def entertain me...smiles.

Catherine said...

I think word is out. You are a gal with a big heart for squirrels. And a dish full of yummy snacks! LOL!
Adorable!
xo C

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

How do you know it is Rita and not Rodney? Oh, never mind.

Brenda said...

I always adore your nature posts, but this is one of the cutest! :)

grammie g said...

HI Reena..They are some cute that's for sure, and so isn't your little story!! : }!!
I haven't heard of and groups..Lol!!
Grace

Rose L said...

On the college campus where I work we have the fattest squirrels around. You can tell when they move through the trees as they bend with the weight!

rainfield61 said...

News spread, and the whole family will come.

Daniel LaFrance said...

LOL!

They sure are entertaining and irresistibly cute.

Laura said...

Such a great little story and they are so cute. Much prettier than the grey ones.

Laura said...

Such a great little story and they are so cute. Much prettier than the grey ones.

Snapper II said...

Great post.
Photos are so sharp.

My Journey With Candida said...

Doesn't take long does it, before all the critters know you are a softie.

Liz said...

Gorgeous shots!! I love the dialogue - too funny!

CiCi said...

You are a sucker for cute critters too. Great photos. I like the toes spread on the deck shot.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great post Reena! Love your photo stories! So darn cute!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great post Reena! love your photo stories! So darn cute!

islandwonder said...

They are so, so cute.

Lissa Forbes said...

These are AMAZING images of your little friend, Mss. Rita and Cuz Carla! I absolutely LOVE Ms. Rita stretched out on her tummy. Yes, she's very cute. So delightful that you were able to capture them during their antics. I also love your conversational commentary. Keep 'em coming. ;->

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

isn't she the cutest little thing! nicely captured

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, that's life, pure and simple. And, you make me laugh deeply. Great photos.

Daryl Edelstein said...

(said in a whisper)are there squirrels in florida?(end whisper)

So, those are adorable .. they look more like chipmunks than squirrels .. great shots

ladyfi said...

Such a witty and charming post!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice shots, made me remember I forgot peanuts shopping yesterday.

Birdman said...

Hahahaha! Grin!

Me: Just keep your 'tiny frickin hands' off my winter birdfeeders in Maine!

holdingmoments said...

Great post. Love your captions with the pictures lol

Evelyn S. said...

What a tiny little thing! So well-groomed, too. :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

He is just adorable, Reena.
Thank you for the smiles!
xo.

Barb said...

You are going to be in BIG trouble when the word gets out - I hope you bought a gigantic bag of peanuts.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I am going nuts over these squirrels ...are they toooo cute or WHAT!!! Love your captures and that commentary....thanks for the smiles too. Have a great Monday!

Chatty Crone said...

Haha - let them get in your attic six different times and trust me - they will not look as cute and you will be cured!

sandie

Madi and Mom said...

Little red squirrel is quite cute and it does appear she might not be quite as a glutton as her 3 cousin once removed the Philly/NC squirrel.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Jennifer Richardson said...

they're wonderful, all,
but those last three photos
are take-your-breath-away
stunning!
you amaze me.
-Jennifer

Amish Stories said...
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Amish Stories said...

Reena its amazing that you were not only able to take these great pictures, you also taught them how to communicate to your readers as well,lol. Now if they can get me a beer and fetch my morning paper I just might be in squirrel heaven! Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa

bobbybegood1 said...

I am busting a gut. I almost fell out of my chair. That one is right up there. Bravo! Applause! Cheers reena!!

Pat said...

How CAN you resist such cuteness?

Rohrerbot said...

Rita is so cute! I love all the poses....especially the one where she is laying down:) Stole my heart. Apparently they are eating away people's money all across America with their antics and acrobatic cuteness:) We don't have these little guys here. Rita looks like a nice gal:)

Ivanhoe said...

Adooorble! Please keep feeding that poor baby :)
Hugs from Ohio,
I.

Barbara said...

How could you possibly resist such cuteness??

michelle said...

Reena - these are amazing - Can you please make these for sale? I absolutely would love to hang a series of them in my bathroom (I have a crazy love of adorable squirrels) - weird I know but true. If you would consider selling me a few prints I would love to buy some.

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

Oh they are so full of awesome . Cuteness. Too cute.

Dianne said...

if there is a group then I'll head up the NJ chapter!!

he's a sweetie
love the shot of him sprawled out looking so comfy
my guys prefer to keep a distance although they do like to stare at me and they don't run
between hawling the bucket of food and leaning on my cane I've pretty much given up getting any good photos of them

bill lisleman said...

great pics
Are those guys fully grown? They do look small compared to our neighborhood squirrels.

GailO said...

I will only say this...Having had squirrels decide to live in my house I make every attempt not to feed them at all although I refuse to stop feeding the birds although I was advised to. They are very pesty!

Dianne said...

What a beautiful way to start my day .... Made me smile!!

mrs mediocrity said...

ha! oh my... who could resist that much cuteness? this made me smile all over the place.

you keep them up there, though... away from my naughty kitten.

Gillian Olson said...

They are very cute, I don't think I could resist either.

Sandra said...

I just love these red squirrel shots! They are absolutely adorable and cute and I can understand why you can't resist their charms. Your dialogue with them is great fun!
Greetings, Sandra

Nancy Claeys said...

But it's so enjoyable -- they are cuties! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cute!

Jane said...

# 2 and # 4 have my attention! These are such lovely photos. I don't care if they are Rita or Rodney, they are super cute. Keep them coming.

CherryPie said...

Sooo Cute :-)

Hilary said...

Absolutely adorable. I love reds. I had the great pleasure of holding and feeding a young red squirrel orphan. It was the sweetest, gentlest thing. I know they're not all like that but Roxy was. They're a fine little critter.