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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Flying Squirrels

Good morning, everyone! Today's post is not stamping related, but I thought I'd share some pictures with you. Most nights if you walk out our back door, this little critter and his friend will be there to greet you. He's sitting on top of trim around our sliding glass door and he's eating dog food. We first realized we had a flying squirrel 2 years ago, when we caught him eating all the bird seed out of the feeders. So we put up a squirrel feeder. He has come back for 2 years in a row, but he's gotten braver. Now he gets dog food from the dish on the porch and takes it up above the door. He even leaves some there for when he comes back later!!
Here's a shot of his friend he brings with him. He usually sits right there on the wall with dog food in his hands, just munching away! It really is the cutest thing. It's amazing how close they let us get to take pictures. It's like they're not even scared of us. Sam says it's because when we turn on the lights they can't see. Anyway, as you can see, they're at the top of the wall near the ceiling. And you see all those yucky drips on the trim and wall? That's the proof they leave that they've been there!!
This is such a cute picture. He looks like you could just scoop' em up and cuddle him like a stuffed animal!

I guess they got tired of posing for the camera and decided to go home. We haven't figured out where their nest is yet, but I think it's a whole family of flying squirrels. We've had three at a time eating our dog food. I hope they always come around, because they're just so cute to watch!

That's all for today, folks. I hope to get a little stampin' time in after we finish school work for the day. Catch you later!

1 comment:

HOPE said...

How cute! What a treat for the kids!

I need to tell Pam at Good News From A Far Country about your blog...she purchased a bunch of scrapbooking stuff a while back and I know from your talent she'd glean a plenty!

Glad you enjoyed Gus. For the g'kids to be able to still visit him being far away.