Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Smoking Red Squirrel

One of the red squirrels moved into the garage for the winter. Amelia didn't like that. It was in the ceiling of one of the rooms in the house and in the attic. A squirrel has moved in every winter and I didn't know what the problem was (oh, Amy told me what the problem was). The dogs go nuts in the garage trying to track the squirrel, and the last insult was when it stole and chewed a pack of cigarettes. I became worried about squirrels smoking in the house, so I agreed that Amy could try to trap it in my havahart trap. Twice, the squirrel retrieved the peanut butter bread and closed the trap but never was itself trapped. The third time was the charm. Today, my little squirrel was safe inside the trap.

Here is the little rascal patrolling her snow tunnels in the back (taken through window). I'm taking bets on how long it will take her to move back into the house.

Blog update: my blog is not loading at all today. I have had only 10 visitors instead of the normal 100-200. I apologize for this but I don't know why it is happening. And as you know, Google Blogger has no way to directly e-mail for help. You have to jump through hoops to find out anything and I don't do that. If this situation doesn't improve, I'll be moving the blog.


  1. That squirrel is the snow is amazing~! They don't afraid of cold~!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!

    Recently, blogger does have some problem, they need to improve their systems soon~~ hehehe~~~

  2. What an adorable little rodent patroller!!! Happy TT and thx for the visit :)

  3. How sweet this little squirrel, why don't you let him stay inside ? You have such a lot of snow ! I haven't seen this in years !
    I also had some troubles this morning when I wanted to open your blog, it just didn't work, no it's after 3 pm here and it worked without problem.
    I created an award for sleeping cats, if you feel your cats earn it, be free to steal it !

  4. I never knew squirrels liked to smoke so much!

  5. I think I'd prefer your garage to that snow.

    (Blog loaded okay today, even on my slow dial up.)

  6. The snow picture is adorable. I have never seen snow squirrels. Regarding smoking, I had pet rats as a kid and they used to steal my mom's cigarette butts out of the ashtray if we didn't keep it out of reach.

  7. She sure is a cute little stinker! Is anyone taking bets on how long it's going to be before she moves back in? ;-)

    I haven't had any problem with your blog so far, and being on dial-up, I usually do if there's any possibility of that. I hope it was just a temporary glitch for you.

  8. It is a cute and funny squirrel. Blogger has been having problems these days and it can be very frustrating at times ~ we find it hard to comment and visit other bloggies despite a fast connection.
    Love and purrs anyways from the SnowForest family :)

  9. Brilliant photo! If you do move, for goodness sake tell us where you're going to.


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