Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Vicki should be coming home now. The trip to Paris ended up being a version of around the world in 24 hours. Hopefully the flight home is a little more direct and will go a bit more quickly!

Here she is looking lovely with her Paris pin. I'm sure she'll want to blog as soon as she gets back.

Well something more than just a little bizzarre happend late this afternoon. While standing in a circle on my front lawn bidding farewell to some visitors a small black furry mass started making it's way towards us. I watched out of the corner of my eye as a young healthy looking fellow boldly went where no squirrel had dared to go before! Right past the people on the edge into the center of the circle. It sniffs around a bit and stops right in front of 3 of 4.

3 of 4 was eating an orange creamcicle. Yum. It moved to an inch or so from her shoes and stood up on it's hind legs and started begging! Now, in all honesty, I have not fed the squirrels of late! Not this one for sure! One of the guests attempted to scare the little fellow away with a repeated stomping of his foot to no avail. (There was no way in a hundred million years he'd do anything to bring himself any closer to an animal such as this, crazy or not! So stomping was his weapon of choice.)

My neighbour came over and told me a tale of what seemed like this very same squirrel blocking their path to their doorway on their way back from the Dairy Queen just half an hour earlier! When they couldn't figure out what the blasted thing wanted (and it wouldn't let them pass) it jumped up on to the rear of their jeep and attempted to get close to the childrens ice cream! And they weren't even nutty flavours!!!

This only can mean one thing. Someone in the neighbourhood is taming squirrels....other than us.

P.S. We did go and get it some peanuts which it sat and greedily devoured about an inch from my own shoes. I kept the kids at a safe distance.

I think they may be plotting a take over of the neighbourhood. (The squirrels and the kids.)


Kurt said...

I know some squirrels who throw nuts down on a certain cat from their tree just for fun.

fourth_fret said...

you need a video of this squirrel. and a name for the squirrel. and rabies shots just for good measure. ;)

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Do you squish the cat when you and Todd land on it Kurt;-)

Thanks Fret. I definately agree about the rabies shots!

Rainypete said...

Squirrels are indeed evil. I think it's only a matter of time before we experience a bushy tailed armageddon. I say we stock up on nuts for our future masters and try to win a place at their sides.

GoofyJ said...

FF- you should consider this for when you take over the world, heh. :)

I'd say you are in serious danger PC - you should stock up on bean shooters and beans. (remind me and I'll tell you about them somtime . . .heh)

Kris said...

I have said it is the squirrel gang...was it black, it may be a family member of the black squirrel gang here in Calgary, seriously, be careful. They are packing heat.


Deb said...

I think your squirrels are in cahoots with the ones here. You almost step on the things. I dunno though, I'm so crazy, maybe they think I'm a giant nut. LOL