Friday, November 16, 2007

Party Time on Our Porch

This has been a tough week here at our house. Under the weather, I have been stuck at home, so I can tell that the squirrels here are partying BIG TIME! Thinking that the Halloween gourds, colorful Indian corn and pumpkins would look harvest-like and Martha Stewart-ish on the porch, I left them in a big, basket on a quaint bench there. Daily, those little thieves have been taking the items, chewing them up and leaving disgusting pieces all over the porch and sidewalk. I find half-eaten gourds on the steps and in my neighbor's yard. Today, I even saw one of the chubbiest squirrels ever - dashing away just as I opened the door and just staring at me as if to dare me to come closer and see what morsel was clenched in those little paws behind its back.
Of course, when I arm myself with a camera, they scamper off, and make me want to believe no one is out there. They probably have a whole blog of that angry Mrs. Lindahl and laugh at me behind my back...
I'm just sure that as soon as I walk back in the front door, those darn squirrels are plotting where they can chew and deposit foods so that when I go out to retrieve the morning paper, they can make sure to leave jagged walnut edges for my feet to step on. Or trip on an empty corncob.
So, who knows what I will find on my front porch, sidewalk or yard tomorrow? All I know is that the squirrel "word" got out that there's a party at our place!


Alli said...

Haha, very cute pictures.

It just so happens that your daughter does an excellent squirrel impression. If you haven't seen it, be sure to ask her about it!

simplicity said...

Squirrels, either you love em or you hate em.

Remind me to share with you my dad's squirrel adventures when they used to dig up my moms garden. Oh boy was that a doozy!

Hope you're feeling better! :)

The Lindahl News said...

Hmmm, Alli...I didn't know Anne had hidden such a talent. Next time I see her, I'll have to have her give me a demo!

And, Samara, I can't wait to hear about your Dad's squirrel story. Is it blog worthy???

cellothug said...

What a fun post-instead of bemoaning your sick state-(hope you are feeling better in time for turkey day)!

Spirit Bear said...

when I first read this post I thought, "I wonder if Deb is on some mind-altering medication!" She's not feeling well, and yet taking up a squirrel drama! This will go down in history as one of your classics. Brings to mind the talking squirrel episode in one of my favorite Even Stevens episodes - but that's another story!

andie said...

Gray squirrel,
Gray squirrel,
swish your bushy tail!

This is one of my favorite posts ever on your blog. Thanks for the grin.