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A Squirrel’s Advice

As summer winds down, we squirrels have a few words of advice for all of you busy people out there.

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Take a few minutes to relax and lie in the shade.  Let the grass tickle your tummy every once in a while.  It will make you smile.

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Try to remember where you stashed the “good stuff”.  Finding hidden treasures can brighten up your whole day.

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Offer to share some of your bounty with friends.  Sometimes a found peanut should be a shared peanut.

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Take your time and don’t make hasty decisions.  Should that peanut be lunch today or next week’s dinner?

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Live in the moment.  Eat it now!  What the heck?  If you want that treat, go for it!

Enjoy your week, everyone!  Watch out for us squirrels, and enjoy the heck out of that peanut.  You deserve it!

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Saturday Snaps

2-22Hi, everyone!  Sera here.  It’s been a quiet week here.  Most of the snow has melted, and it’s easier to find food for now.  We hear that the lady is sick again, but she’s been putting food out every day.  We feel bad that she’s got a cold now, but we are happy that she feels well enough to come out and share some goodies with us critters. She was out talking to us yesterday, and here are some pictures she took.

Fun Squirrel Fact for Today:  Many squirrels have yellow-tinted eye lenses.  These yellow lenses, much like sunglasses, reduce glare from bright light and increase the contrast between colors, giving the squirrel sharper vision (Thorington & Ferrell, 2006, p. 26).

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SOURCE:

Thorington, Jr.,  R.W. & Ferrell, K. (2006).  Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide. John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD.

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Saturday with the Kids

Hi, everyone!  Sera here.  I was at the feeder this morning with my dear children.  Here I am with my darling boy, Murray.  That’s me on the left.

IMG_1038I was showing him how to dig through the snow to find hidden goodies.

IMG_1042IMG_1044IMG_1046IMG_1048I think my little ones are doing great although I’m not sure where they’ve learned their latest method.  Murray went up on the step and scratched at the door until the lady’s son came out to see what was happening.  It did make the lady come out quick with a big handful of peanuts.  Maybe I should try Murray’s trick!

Murray, the little dickens

Murray, the little dickens

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The lady apologized this morning because she didn’t have more to give us.  She said she hadn’t been to the store yet.  That’s okay. We like corn, too.

IMG_1015Enjoy your Saturday, everyone.  Murray and I will be eating our fill, and then we’ll head home to nap for a bit. Maybe when we come back out later, the lady will have been to the store. We’re looking forward to whatever she gets us.