Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Paralyzed Squirrel

Percy:  We had a little excitement around here yesterday. 

Cyndi:  Merci, Marcus and Sam were outside barking nonstop.  Buddy was inside barking.

Buddy:  Well, of course, I was inside barking.  You don't think being inside is going to stop me from participating in important canine business, do you?

Micah:  So what were you all barking at?  I was too busy hiding behind the heater until I was sure the thunder boomies had passed for good.

Merci:  We were barking at a squirrel hanging onto the neighbor's privacy fence as if his life depended on it.

Rusty:  One of the neighbor dogs was trying to tear the fence down to get to him, so, yeah, his life did depend on it.  

Cameron:  So the squirrel was paralyzed with fright.  Jan didn't think he moved at all, but then she saw the photos and realized he did, but barely.  Just one paw a little to the left or right.

Sam:  Jan came out trying to find what we were carrying on about.  She ran back into the house to grab a camera.  He was so still that for a moment she thought he'd died there and wondered how he still managed to hang on. Then she started at him until he finally blinked. Or winked? 

Marcus:  Right after this Jan fixed breakfast and for the first time since he arrived Micah didn't appear.  She couldn't find him and feared he'd slipped out when she flew in to grab a camera and went out in a downpour calling for Micah.  Percy finally gave him away when he stood on the mantel staring below. 

Percy:  Are you upset with me for giving away your hiding place, Micah?

Micah:  No, not this time.  I was served breakfast behind the space heater.  It was kind of like dining at a fancy restaurant except the view was a bit obstructed. 

Cyndi:  You've never been to a fancy restaurant.  How would you know what it's like?

Micah:  I've seen a few on the internet.  You can see anything on the internet, sometimes whether you want to or not.


  1. Oh Bast, what we wouldn't give to find a parlyzed Skwerl...

  2. Oh, I think that squirrel was very smart, don't you? If he was still the doggy might go away.. Mommy said she is not a squirrel fan.

  3. Poor, poor wittle tree rat. Bet he was trying to blend in with the fence.

  4. Poor squirrel ! He had the choice to go from bad to worse, have a heart attack, or trying to "be" the fence and wait for better times... He made the best choice ! Purrs

  5. OMC what a riot!!! I love squirls, they're the bestest!!! MOL Purrs Basil xox

  6. We think he is playing "possum."
    Lily & Edward

  7. Do you fink he faught he was a chameleon?
    stella rose

  8. OMD that squirrel was trapped between a Chain and a Wood Fence.

  9. Oh my no wonder he was paralyzed!

  10. Aaaaaw Poor squiwwel. Bet hims wuz scawed. And yous so wight bout what yous can see on da net. MOL

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  11. Oh I so love squirrels and am glad he got away but I bet you woofies all had fun barking at him

  12. OMD...That was one scared stiff squirrel!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. He couldn't any where that some bitey critter was waiting fur him...best to pretend inanimacy and wait till the fracas ends.

    Poor dude, our dog guy would have gone nutzo trying to wait to get at him.

  14. I agree with Lily and Edward mol!

  15. You scared the beejeebees out of him! Well done!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
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  16. hahahaha!!! Thats hilarious!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  17. Funny little squirrel, he really had no other choice did he?

    Mom bean says once upon a time at our old house, she had gone outside and a squirrel ran up the steps, suddenly realized she was there and flattened himself out on the step. "you can't see me" It was really funny for her, but we would have liked to have had a chance to chase him!

    Micah, you is furry funny! There is efurrything on the internets!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  18. You found yourself one of those camouflage squirrels.

  19. That squirrel had himself in quite a predicament. Did he make it to safety? We are glad Micah was inside and safe. That was quite an exciting time around your place. Hugs and nose kisses

  20. That must have been exciting! We've never been so close to a squirrel before. They always taunt us from the other side of the windows. Great photos too!

  21. Silly squirrel, but he must have been soooooo scared, not knowing he was safe all along! Look at him...trying to blend into the fence!


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