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September 28, 2012

Oh Boy! Fred is on the front lawn!

It is definitely fall in Minnesota and this year it is definitely a fall with Fred! If you follow me on my blog, facebook or twitter, you may remember a few months back I did a post on our squirrel friend Fred.  He turned out to be a very unreliable squirrel until recently.  We rarely saw Fred over the summer but now that fall is setting in, Fred it seems, has moved into our yard.  Mom puts out bird food in the feeder in front of my window – says it is so the cats can watch birds but I think it is really for Fred.  The cats sit in the window sometimes but mostly

Fred is right in front of my nose – help!

it is my window.  He knows where to get a free meal and from the looks of him these days, he is far from starving!  We also have some trees and bushes out front with berries that he seems to really enjoy munching on.

We have lived in our house almost 5 years now.  When we first moved from Gramma’s home in paradise (she lives in a wooded area with critters everywhere) to our new house in a newer development there were no squirrels and we were a bit sad. Mom said to just wait as everyone was planting trees and

Went crazy and knocked my bed down again!

stuff and eventually squirrels will come.  Well, it appears that mom was right again!  We are seeing less rabbits and more squirrel.  Fred seems to really like our largest tree out front for hiding, and we are hoping he builds a nest and brings his wife, time will tell.

Since I am in the window most of the day, I always alert Katie when Fred comes by.  She comes racing over to join me and we bark and howl, I go crazy and knock everything off my bench but Fred does not care, he knows we are inside.  When mom takes us out front to walk that darn Fred climbs the tree next to the house and goes up on our roof so we can’t get him.  I so want to smell and feel his fur in my nose and mouth but it is not looking like that will happen.  Enough blogging for now, I have to get back to my post and check on Fred. I think fall with Fred is my favorite season!

This short video shows how wild Katie and I get when Fred gets up close!

21 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2012 08:48

    We have a squirrel we keep track of too, Stubby, she’s been around most of the summer but now we see her everyday and we know it’s her b/c she’s missing half her tail.

  2. September 28, 2012 09:08

    I tried to chase a squirrel up a tree this morning, but I’m not very good at climbing BOL

  3. September 28, 2012 14:24

    We don’t have squirrels in New Zealand. Mummy says she saw one in a London Park on her way to the British museum. But what we do have is ‘possums. Me and Nellie don’t get to chase them because they live up in trees and don’t venture down very often. But Me and Nellie love to bark at them if We find on up a tree. Love Nellie and Jasper.

    • September 28, 2012 21:54

      Sounds pretty cool! Squirrels run around on the ground a lot but then we chase them up the trees, lots of fun!

  4. September 28, 2012 14:50

    We thinks your mom should let you out to visit Fred lots! With all that howling you deserve to get to chase him around for awhile!

  5. September 28, 2012 14:56

    I love your howl Emma! Katie sounds like Leah when she sees a stray cat. 🙂
    How nice that your neighborhood planted trees and whatnot to invite some wildlife for you too watch.

    • September 28, 2012 21:55

      Yes, every year it gets a bit better, love those critters!

  6. September 28, 2012 16:13

    We feed the birds on the deck rail so the squirrels come right on up to eat it. I just say squirrel and open the door and the newfs come running out full bark. The squirrels scatter really fast to the trees. We have acorns all over the ground they can eat stay out of the bird
    food!!

    • September 28, 2012 21:55

      We know the word squirrel too, but don’t have any acorns and mom does not care if they eat the bird food.

  7. snoopys@snoopysdogblog permalink
    September 29, 2012 10:06

    Hey Emma,

    Isn’t it weird how the Squirrels all disappeared in the Summer – mine did too – I have lots here and they’re all back again – did your Fred and my Squirrels all go off for Summer Vacation together?! 🙂

    I guess it breaks the day up to watch (and chase) them – mine never come in the garden, they just run across the fence and sometimes jump into the tree to throw things at me, which I don’t think is very sporting!!

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • September 29, 2012 10:35

      They are not sporting at all, mean and teasing is what they are and I want them sooo bad!

  8. rykersboyz permalink
    September 29, 2012 11:37

    Emma, we had to MOL at your last pose! Is that the stylish new bed-at-an-angle look?

    • September 29, 2012 12:09

      That is what happens when I am overly excited because of Fred and my bed and I fall off our window bench – LOL!

  9. September 30, 2012 12:53

    Hey Emma, Hey Katie, Jet here.

    There must have been a squirrel memorandum this week, because we’ve seen bunches. Our squirrels in the tropics go by the variety red something or other… JJ and I finally have a tag team system to chase those guys. Only downside… Mom’s elbows… we almost pull them out of their sockets. 😦

    BTW, love how you customize your bed for viewing!

    • September 30, 2012 14:36

      My fur is all tied in a knot these days from those teasing squirrels and walking is a nightmare for mom!

  10. September 30, 2012 19:11

    I love that the squirrel’s name is Fred! I think our squirrels are on strike because we have so many acorns laying around!

  11. Debora permalink
    October 2, 2012 10:29

    Emma, you are our American Idol! Keep up the good work!

    • October 2, 2012 14:01

      Thanks but I am not going to appear on American Idol – LOL!!!

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