Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I had a lot of fun with our resident squirrel, but I don't think the squirrel was amused as I was.

As I passed by the kitchen window I noticed said creature, let's name it Sajiv, meaning lively, about ready to climb into the bird feeder. I tapped on the window and Sajiv ran up into the tree, so I stood where Sajiv would not see me, waiting for him to come back down.
When he cautiously came creeping down the tree towards the feeder, I would once again tap on the window. *chuckle* He would freeze in his tracks and you could almost read his mind, "will I run or stay?" he decided to scuttle off again.

Sajiv, giving me the 'is she serious, look' before streaking up into the high branches of the tree once again.

I continued to play this game with Sajiv for quite some time, tapping on the window every time he would get near the feeder. I am sure the squirrel was becoming quite frustrated being scared off every time it tried to get to the seeds, but I could not resist watching the look on Sajiv's face every time I tapped on the window.

Sheesh! can't you leave me alone?

I knew I would get tired of the game before Sajiv
, and I did, so I finally left the poor wee thing alone to eat.


Corner Gardener Sue said...

Oh, Kee Wee,
You make me laugh. I was thinking about how you give the rabbits food, and then make it so hard for the squirrels. Our rabbits are eating lots of things, in fact they are more destructive than usual, but they don't seem to be eating the daylilies.

Heather said...

Oh your friend is so cute! Loved the first pic - is he going to make it or not????

ryan said...

I've seen squirrels taunting and playing with dogs and cats. If any animal deserves someone else toying with it, it is definitely a squirrel.

Joyce said...

OMGosh Jennifer, this is too funny. It's funny they always win out in the end but they are fun to mess with. Everytime they come on the porch I open the door and let the JRT's do their work!! Great blog and thanks.

meemsnyc said...

Our squirrels are aggressive. They dug holes in the roof of our garage and have been going into our gutters. Bad squirrels!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

you have an amazing array of creatures in your garden - the most i know of these animals are what i have seen of them in pictures!