Saturday, December 20, 2008

what you lookin' at??!!


i snapped this fun little picture thru the back door this morning. super sneaky mr. squirrel had climbed the tree in the front yard, leaped onto the roof, walked over the roof and down onto the fence in the back yard. i'd love to know what he thought he was going to find back there. we played a little stalemate game of watching each other for a couple of minutes. he stayed put while i grabbed my camera and then after only one shot, he was up onto the roof and gone.

it all made me a bit nostalgic for presley's good old days at our old house when all we had to do was say "squirrel" out loud and presley would tear thru the house and out the doggy door to chase away the squirrels in our yard. of course, he never caught one but he'd still come running back inside wearing a smug look on his face and an air of accomplishment. now i'm not at all sure he'd even be able to see a squirrel in our yard. or maybe he'd be scared and run back inside with a whole other look on his face. hee hee

lazy overcast and cold days like today have me feeling a bit old myself. i'm glad my old friend presley is here by my side!! no better company could be found!!

12 comments:

lori vliegen said...

yes, those squirrels usually are "super sneaky"! we finally stopped buying bird food because the squirrels always seemed to eat it all before the birds could get to it! :)

cindy : quaint said...

i love your squirrel photo. the bitter cold had us feeling old today, too ;)!

Brenda said...

Our 14 month old grandson like to look out on the deck and watch the squirrels and birds. He gets so excited.

Funny how we can get so much enjoyment from such a simple animal.

steviewren said...

Your story of a younger Presley made me smile. I can imagine his smug look. He was doing his job and protecting his home from unfriendly invasion.

We are having the same sort of weather except it is a bit too warm and humid here. This weather makes my bones cricky.

Well, it's back downstairs to work for me. I am working on a scrapbookish book for my DIL for Christmas.

Mmm said...

you know, it's rather odd--I never see squirrels here. Must be the coyotes! Poor things.

Betsy said...

I love how you caught the squirrel looking at you! And sweet memories of Presley's more spunky years! :)

Betsy said...

I love how the squirrel is looking right at you! And sweet memories of Presley's more spunky years! :)

Heather said...

Oh! What a sneak! But look at that face....
Happy holidays to you!~

tascha said...

Cute! My parents just have to say "deer" or "rabbit" and their dog Andy is on the case!

NANCY LEFKO said...

Merry Christmas Julie...I love the art from the previous post !!!! and your little squirrel friend, too, of course !!

Auburn Kat said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Karine said...

I love squirrels. I know Pono the dog also loves to chase them away. We sure don't see too many of them here in the desert!!!!
Poor Preseley's days of squirrel chasing are probably over. He's retired now.