Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Squirrel Appreciation Day - Jan 21



Yup, you heard right - a day to appreciate that pesky squirrel!  Mom is not a big fan of them but we all love watching their antics.  We have a big tree in front of the house and the bird feeder is on that.  As you can see Mr Squirrel gets most of the food!


Me, Lily watching all the excitement!
Mom tried scaring them off but they would always come back.  So she moved the feeder over closer to our window under the eaves.   This did frustrate Mr Squirrel to no end!


He would jump from the railing to the feeder and hang on for dear life as he slid off.  He even climbed up the screen to see if he could reach the food...but not!  It was pretty funny to see all this.


Then one day, he and his buddies figured how to do it and now they hang upside down from the feeder just outside the window.  Pretty cheeky!  Mom has given up and just lets them have their way!

Do you have any funny stories about your squirrels?

25 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

Lily , your TV. Is the BEST !!!
And tee..heh..heh.. I can see how much you are so excited...look at your fur !

Lui said...

Haha, but they look so lovable, Cheri! We do not have them in my place so it is quite fun to see them here!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Binga really appreciates the couple of squirrels that hang around here - but I don't think they would enjoy her "appreciation!"

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Great photo of the squirrel at the window. They climb our screens, too, and it makes us rush from wherever we are in the house to try to get to them every single time we hear that sound.

Catherine said...

Squirrels, we must admit, are very smart. Try as we might to trick them, they always figure out a way to get the food. They are fun to watch though!
Have a happy week friends!
xo Catherine

Hannah and Lucy said...

It must be fun for you all watching Mr Squirrel trying to hold on to the feeder.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

CatInTheFridge said...

MomFOD used to have a squirrel that lived outside. She called him "Petrie." He would hold the screen door open so she could run and get him a peanut after knocking on the window to ask for one. Then once she saw him on another doorstep having tea. He saw her see him and he looked embarrassed. Serves him right for having tea with another!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I have lived here over 40 years and the squirrels hae lived here too everyday of that time.!!!
When you live were there is a lot of trees there will be a lot of squirrels!!

The Cat Guy said...

I didn't get the memo about squirrel appreciation day, dang! You got some very determined squirrels there, wowza! They sound very entertaining, ours are dull and boring here, not much to appreciate, outside of the occasional squirrel chase as they zoom after each other on the trees.

Brian said...

Dang, I forgot again! Those are great pics and we love and appreciate our squirrels too!

Cat said...

I love squirrels!!!!!

The Swiss Cats said...

You're lucky to have Squirrel TV ; we don't see squirrels very often here, so we love your pictures ! Purrs

ANGEL ABBY said...

We did get a squirrel baffle and we located out in the open. There is NO way they can get around it, no matter how they try.
SCORE!!!!

Cathy Keisha said...

I didn’t think everybuddy apreciated those rodents. Gramma had one come in the house and he scared Faith outta one of her lives.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cranbeerreez if we dinna noe bout squirrelz day til it wuz two late....sew like who started it..bet it was de dood frum de rocky N bullwinkle show huh !!!

The Island Cats said...

Yep, we admit it...those squirrels may be pesky, but we sure enjoy watching them do silly things! Happy Squirrel Day!

meowmeowmans said...

We love squirrels! And we most certainly do appreciate them! :)

Kitties Blue said...

These photos are terrific. Squirrels are so agile that they always figure to how to get the sees, so we have one of our feeders just for them. We posted for Squirrel Appreciation day a well. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Caren Gittleman said...

My Mom is a squirrel lover from waaaay back! Even before she loved cats!
Mom got reported at our apt/condo complex because she started feeding one or two squirrels...well that turned into about a DOZEN. They made a nest in the attic and kept the cranky neighbor woman up at night scampering along the floorboards above her head. Mom was told to STOP feeding the squirrels. Every now and then she will sneak and do it, but rarely. It breaks Mom's heart that she can't feed them.
Love, Cody

Angel Keisha said...

Squirrels are fun. :)

Marg said...

Squirrels are very resourceful.They will get that bird seed. We don't have a lot of squirrels around here at the moment. It is fun to watch them. Take care.

Dash Kitten said...

We had a squirrel proof feeder in the UK, but they have possums here (vermin) and they don't eat the birdfood!

We have a squirrel rescue friend who has a blind squirrel she tends - she's an awesome lady.

Harvey Button

Pawesome Cats said...

Squirrels are better than TV, and so entertaining. Have fun watching them.

Eileen said...

We used to have squirrels at our old house...the silly buggers would run across the fence and chatter at us kitties. AND mom wouldn't let us out to get them back!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Basil Widdairs said...

OOOOHHHHHH, we love Squirls!!!!! Love the photo's :)

XOX

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