January 17, 2010

Squirrels – I Beg to Differ

From personal experience I have found that most people think of squirrels as a nuisance.   Granted I don’t particularly like it when they dig up my bulbs.  But there’s a quick fix – cayenne pepper!  No biggie! 

Now this might be hard for some to believe but I kind of admire them.  I look at it this way.  They are some of the hardest working critters around.  Constantly preparing for tomorrow.  An honorable trait in a person.  So why is it not so with a squirrel?
Squirrel
And when the odd black or white squirrel comes along, well people love them.  So in defense of l’il ole grey squirrels I will say that I like having them around.  They add interest and livelihood to the great outdoors.  At least they do in my outdoor life.

8 comments:

Becky said...

I thought I was the only one - I love squirrels too! They can be a pain as you said but I moved my birdfeeders up to a window out of their reach. Yay!

I love to watch them cavort and chase each other around. It's a cheap giggle ;)

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Squirrels are some of my fav little guys. I know they can be a problem too, but...

Homecraft Framing & Gifts said...

I had an old stump in the back yard and would nail a dried corn on the cob and they would come and fight over who would get it. If you do not want them to eat your bird seed, try using safflower seed. They do not like it but a good many of the birds do. Chickadees just love it.

Maureen said...

Thanks Homecraft. I have been using safflower for a few years now and this year there were so many acorns that they have been ignoring the seed anyway. But safflower does do the trick.

Jenny said...

I think squirrels are really charming...but it is my granddaughters that go absolutely crazy over them! Actually the youngest one calls all squirrels "chickmunks" and it makes me laugh every time.

xinex said...

I like squirrels too. They don't bother me at all, in fact I like seeing them play with each other. We have a wooded yard so there are a lot of them here....Christine

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Thanks for stopping by my Silver Sunday post!

Nezzy said...

Ya, this Ozarks farm chick has decided if ya can't beat 'em feed 'em. I have had a squirrel named Rockey in the front elm tree for years. Hubby calls him long in tooth because he is gettin' ole. I put out his own food and he leaves everything else alone. He does like to torment Tiger the Wonder Dog!!!

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!