Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Bold and The Brave (cont.)

And so the battle continued between the persistent gray squirrel and little Red.  It seemed that he just couldn't get over the Little Caesar complex as he was constantly chasing and scolding the larger gray.  In fact, I even noticed that the pairs of Doves at the feeder base would fly away when little Red was around.

Yet before I go on, I have to digress here...

Sometimes I eat a few too many carbs.  And, at my age, you know right where they go...my gut...belly...tummy...whatever you what to call it then my hips.  And then once it's there, I get annoyed.  I get annoyed because it is there.  Sometimes it makes me feel like I'm pregnant!

Hey, speaking of pregnant.
Guess who is?



While sitting outside with the dogs the other day, I looked up and spotted Red.  With the naked eye, I really couldn't make out what she was clinging to.  Once I got zoomer and saw the size of her belly, I laughed right out loud!


When she hit the seed in the wheelbarrow, I almost fell off my lawn chair, watching her belly hang over the rim like a little sack of potatoes!



So this explains her voracious appetite, her mood swings, her chasing and scolding the big gray, her incessant ranting.


I think so anyway...






Don't you?

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21 comments:

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Dear JP.
This is such a sweet post. How wonderful, to catch a glimpse and take a photo of Red and her fat little tummy. I would love to see a tiny baby squirrel.
Super photos JP.
thanks for sharing this..
happy weekend.
Val.xx

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Dear JP.
This is such a sweet post. How wonderful, to catch a glimpse and take a photo of Red and her fat little tummy. I would love to see a tiny baby squirrel.
Super photos JP.
thanks for sharing this..
happy weekend.
Val.xx

eileeninmd said...

JP, you Little Red is so cute. It would be neat to see baby little Reds running around. Adorable photos! Thank you for sharing your post with my Saturday's Critters... Have a happy weekend!

Delores said...

Oh my...pregnancy sure does something to a girls figure doesn't it?

EG CameraGirl said...

I think you will soon be showing us photos of a few little reds. :))

Sandra said...

it is kind of late to have babies, hope she has them really soon.. before cold weather... she does look very pregnant.. our gray ones don't get that big but they only had 3... she looks like more, but then she is tiny to... great story

TexWisGirl said...

oh, little one! good luck with those babies!

Ginny said...

YEAH!!! Now maybe we will be seeing the babies! She is funny in this wheelbarrow! She looks ready to pop any minute!

Lina Gustina said...

Cute post, cute shots.
www.1sthappyfamily.com/2014/08/two-moms.html

Marie said...

Oh how incredibly sweet! Glad she has little ones on the way. Being pregnant will make anyone cranky! :-)

MorningAJ said...

Oh bless her! Let's hope she's got somewhere safe and comfortable to live and bring up her brood.

Susan (ABON) said...

Hello JP, loved these cute photos and entertaining narrative! I hope Red and her babies do well. She is so tiny. Have a great weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of your Little Red - although she's not so little at the moment. :-)

Linda said...

I quickly Googled and found that it is not unusual for red squirrels to have two litters (3-7 young ones) per year. So August/September litter is right on time! Please get photos of the babies, if you can. We would love to see them. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Ann Thompson said...

well I guess I need to change my last comment to little "girls" can get really feisty :)

Felicia said...

a whole bunch of little red's

Mimsie said...

What a delight and how clever of you to capture those telling pics. Will be a thrill if we are fortunate enough to share her babies. Look forward to those pics in due course. You are so lucky to have such delightful neighbours.

Stewart M said...

Splendid animals whatever they re up to!

Nice.

Cheers Stewart M - Melbourne

Rambling Woods said...

She is eating or feeding for more than herself..and squirrels are really good Moms according to my late friend who rehabbed them....Michelle

janiceadcock said...

My niece is in her last 2 weeks of pregnancy. It is being challenging for those around her right now! Great shots.

Bee Lady said...

I missed this! So funny! Yes I think hormones play a huge role in mood swings! Congratulations...you're going to be a squirrel grandma!

Cindy Bee

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