Saturday, April 12, 2008

Weathervane?

The Bag Lady went out to check on her cows this morning and spotted this on top of the granary:



He stayed perfectly still until the Bag Lady took his picture, then started chattering and ran in the little hole he has chewed through the wall so he can get at the oats inside.

One of his favourite games is called "Drive the Princess Crazy". He chatters at her until he gets her attention, then runs away and hides. The Princess responds by running around the granary, barking. Of course, by the time the Princess gets around to where she thought the squirrel went, he is hiding inside, laughing his little butt off.

Poor Princess.

Poor squirrel if she ever catches him...

13 comments:

Sagan Morrow said...

Hurray, a sign that winter is really over! I saw a few Canadian geese the other day and I got SO excited. I love seeing a bunch of animals venturing out of their homes again in the spring.

Hilary said...

Oh that's so cute.. great shot, Baggie.

Amy Mullis said...

I had to laugh. I have a magnet on the fridge that says "Support Squirrel Patrol." My patrollers, a Dachshund mix and a Lab mix, haven't ever, technically CAUGHT a squirrel, but they're convinced they keep us safe by scaring the little marauders up the trees!

Terry said...

Sagan - the geese are here, too. No robins yet, though. It did get to +19C in spite of the clouds.

Thanks, Hilary! Nowhere near as good as your photos, though.

Amy - the Princess keeps us safe from all intruders in her yard - deer, squirrels; even birds flying through her air-space get chased and barked at until they are out of sight!
The Bag Lady needs a magnet like that!

the Bag Lady said...

Hey, who was that leaving answers to comments on my blog!?

Leah J.Utas said...

dfBag Lady - Squirrels know more than they let on.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - they certainly do - for example, where all the good nuts are stashed....

JavaChick said...

Great picture! I have been seeing robins for a couple of weeks now - love to see them hopping around out in the yard. A couple of times I have seen one perched on the fence, but by the time I grab the camera they always fly away.

the Bag Lady said...

Javachick - still no robins here, but the Bag Lady is keeping watch!

Crabby McSlacker said...

The squirrels would be quite safe at our house. Our cat is such a timid huntress she runs away from ants.

Truly--ants freak her out and she takes off whenever she sees them.

the Bag Lady said...

Crabby - that's too funny! I always know when there's a spider/ant/bug on the living room floor because one or the other of the creatures will be sniffing at it, following it's progress across the floor!

Reb said...

Great shot of the Squirrel! Poor Princess, she works so hard to keep you safe and you laugh at her!

the Bag Lady said...

No, no, Reb, we laugh WITH her...