Just call me Isobel…

Meet Fluffles, a new temporary resident in Katniss’ old house. It makes my heart sing to see something furry enjoying it. Fluffles aka Fluffless (she keeps losing bits of her tail in skirmishes) is looking out pensively asking Nut-Mom to turn off the rain. Nut-Mom has the power to provide banquets of pecans, peanuts, sunflower seeds and apple cores but not weather.

Fluffles runs up as soon as I open the back door and very politely asks for a snack. Her sometimes friends are Polar, who has bright white spots on his ears, Floppy with one ear down and Big Foot. Little gray squirrels have white markings on the back of their ears so that a predator from above thinks they are bigger than they are – bio mimicry. When it is quiet, I can sometimes hear one of them ‘chappin’ or knocking on the door.

Corn-dad provides the corn cobs which I can’t stake in the ground. I know we are not alone in our lunacy because I have been searching for squirrel furniture on the web and there is plenty of it. They usually just get an occasional treat but cold weather has arrived with a vengeance. It is hard to stay warm when it is below freezing when you were just born a few months ago. They are the glossiest squirrels for miles around with white fat tummies. The video below will explain the title.

Sincere thanks to Janey Godley for keeping me amused in this crazy time!

28 thoughts on “Just call me Isobel…

  1. I had to use Google right away to see squirrel furniture. There are even picnic tables that come with bow-wrapped peanuts . This is just what I needed to see today, Kerry. It made my day. I only wish we had squirrels in Sligo, I would probably go all out! Thanks for sharing and take care. Aiva xxx

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  2. Aww – I’m in love with little Fluffles!! I miss my squirrels a lot. We used to have 3 different family groups in a nearby park but then they closed the area where they lived to renovate. It took over a year, after which most of the squirrels were gone and those that stayed weren’t used to humans anymore. One part of me knows that it’s better for them this way probably but I still miss them.

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