Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Squirrel Model

Merci:  Hey, look.  Another squirrel that isn't running from us.

Marcus:  He's across the street.

Buddy:  It doesn't matter which side of the street he's on.  This is the deaf section for squirrels.

Marcus:  The deaf section?

Merci:  That's what Jan calls it.  A few years ago we came close to catching a few squirrels because they didn't seem to know we were there until we got so close they could have been dinner.

Buddy:   Jan would even yell at them as we approached and they didn't react, so she called this the deaf section of our walk.

Merci:  The other day we stood and watched this guy across the street.  He sat so still.

Marcus:  Finally, I stomped on Jan's foot and said, What does it take for you to get out your camera?

Buddy:  Even the squirrels know Jan takes photographs. Often unusual photographs.  I mean, who takes pictures down a pipe to check on baby birds?

Merci:  Jan got out her camera and he turned his back to us. 

Marcus:  But when the camera clicked on, he turned and posed for us again.  The only thing wrong with this picture is that I am not in it.

Buddy:  No, the good thing about this picture is that you are not in it.  Not your ears, not your nose, not even an eye.  This picture is a Marcus-free zone.

Marcus:  And so is this room now.  I'm leaving.

Buddy:  Was it something I said?


  1. Hari OM
    Oh Marcus, don't huff - there will be plenty more opportunities! Meanwhile, keep admiring those little tree-rats and start some whispering to them - chance to learn another language! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. He sure is posing for you
    Lily & Edward

  3. Oh, Marcus and Buddy, you two are SOOOO funny. And that squirrel might have been a tasty dinner. Mama's grandmother used to make stew out of them.
    And Marcus--I MISS you in the photo!

  4. There are a group of squirrels at a nearby park that are VERY brazen... Purrseidon's tail gets big enough to grace a Maine Coon when she's around them, yet she likes other squirrels... none of them seem to run from her, though.

  5. Y'all need to get a family portrait!

  6. Pierre loses his mind over the squirrels in our backyard. He barks so loud that they run before he gets out the door. He never catches them.

  7. Deaf squirrels? That could be, maybe they do have a genetic deafness.

  8. Sounds like Georgia has a whole ton of squirrels. We have a squirrel...lone squirrel. He has a family and he rushes along the overhead wires with his catch of the a cheesie. We adore the squirrel and delight when we see two of them.


  9. What a nice squirrel to pose for you!!

  10. We're not sure about deaf squirrels, but we do have some pretty brave ones here. :)

  11. We have red squirrels here, they are not nice at all, in fact they even chase away the black or grey ones...

  12. hello funny farmers its dennis the vizsla dog hay gud thing saya the mighty is not heer she wood probly lawntch herself at the screen she hayts skwirrels ever sinse the nose biting insident!!! she has sinse mor than eevend the skore with them but i am shoor she is stil owt for more reevendj!!! ok bye


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