Friday, October 03, 2008

Stinkin' chipmunk......

O.k., just to get this straight, I am a true nature lover. I am outside as much as possible and I love everything out there (even the spiders my children run from...) Well, as long as the spider leaves me alone, I leave it alone. I am a firm believer in "everything has a life" and thus stepping on a poor, unsuspecting spider just because he looks like he might want to bite me, is not what I do. Therefore, I lead you to my current "issue" with the lovely chipmunk you see here. My husband and I like to sit out on the deck with our morning coffee. The birds are so beautiful in our yard and really feel comfortable now eating a few feet away from us while we sit and watch them. Well, chippy here has decided that he wants to get in on the action and proceeded to fill his face over and over again (going back and forth to his little home, presumably getting ready for the cold months ahead. Or, possibly, he is having a few friends over for a "chippy" get together.) Whatever the case, he EMPTIED our bird feeded in about one day. Fred filled it again for me and yet again, chippy depleted all the seeds. Now, since we love our nature-filled yard so much, we would never harm our little furry friend. So, the birds are staying away from the deck and we are left to watching the grass grow. Oh well, such is life. It's still a lovely way to spend our morning and I am forever happy to have all the blessings that I do have. What makes you happy???

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