Friday, May 24, 2019

PHEEBS HEADS FOR THE GROOMERS, PRIVACY PROJECT COMPLETE, AND ANOTHER UPDATE ON THE SQUIRREL WAR

It was 8:20 a.m. under cool overcast skies and there we were all all three of us in Clinton Ontario sitting outside a local business waiting for it to open.  Center of attention this morning was the Pheebs and we were waiting for Snips & Clips to let us in at 8:30.  And they were right on time.
BEING A FEW MINUTES EARLY KELLY DOES A LITTLE BROWSING WHILE PHEEBS LOOKS A BIT WORRIED
'OH-NO MOM THEY'RE GONNA STICK ME IN A TUB OF WATER'
Leaving Pheebs in the hands of the groomer and with about an hour to kill we slipped out south of Clinton to an eatery called Kate's Station for breakfast.  Puttered around Clinton awhile then back to Snips & Clips to pick up the little Princess.  So fluffy and squeaky clean I wondered if they had switched doggies on us.  Nope, it was the Pheebs alright.  There just ain't no other dog on this whole Planet like our sweet little Pheebs:)))))
THERE ARE SOME NICE HOMES IN CLINTON
Resumed my privacy divider project and by noon I had pretty much finished everything up.  We'll do some nice potted flower arrangements for it and maybe a couple potted cedar trees.  And as I've said it is temporarily built in case we have to dismantle and replace the space with another RV.
COMING DOWN THE HOME STRETCH
WILL LOOK BETTER WITH A FEW POTTED TREES AND FLOWERS
Watching the morning news they had a piece on about Sharon and Bram (Sharon, Lois, And Bram) doing their final farewell tour.  They are probably best known for their children's music and especially the song, Skinny Marinky Dinky Dink.  Well wouldn't ya know it.....I had that darn song banging around in my head for the rest of the day.  And if you don't want that song banging around in your head do not click on the link or else it's gonna be stuck in your noggin too..................
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
I love you in the morning,
And in the afternoon
I love you in the evening,
Underneath the moon…
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!

Okay so don't say I didn't warn ya.
For the past few days I've heard the sounds of chain saws in our Park's pine forest.  This afternoon Pheebs and I walked back there to have a look at the latest forest destruction.  One word....sad:((
THIS IS THE MACHINE THAT DRAGS THE FALLEN TREES OUT OF THE FOREST
SAD:((
Two mornings ago 'Little Red' took the lead again in the Squirrel wars when Kelly saw her on the bird feeder station again.  Knowing it was impossible for her to get up the PVC pipe pole I've kept a close watch for her and tonight I sat here at the computer and watched her make 3 eight foot unsuccessful attempts to jump onto the feeder from the same shrub I trimmed back at the beginning of the week when she was successfully landing seven foot jumps.  On her fourth jump she landed on the feeder.  Five minutes later I was again in our front yard with my tree clippers.  Okay 'Little Red' the ball's back in your court again...………….
SPOTTED LITTLE RED IN THE YARD AFTER SUPPER SO KEPT AN EYE ON HER
AGAIN SHE CONTEMPLATES THE POLE FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME
'PLEASE LORD GIVE ME STRENGTH TO CLIMB THAT POLE'
'AND IF I FALL OFF THE POLE LORD PLEASE GRANT ME A SOFT LANDING
'HERE I GO' (SHE MADE 4 ATTEMPTS TO GET UP THE POLE BUT COULDN'T DO IT)
WELL SHE DIDN'T MAKE THE POLE BUT MINUTES LATER I CAUGHT HER IN FLIGHT AS SHE MAKES HER THIRD UNSUCCESSFUL LEAP TO THE BIRD STATION....HER STARTING POINT WAS JUST ABOVE THAT RED GOURD ON THE LEFT AND THAT BLURRY LITTLE BLOB OF FUR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PHOTO IS LITTLE RED IN MID AIR BETWEEN HER LAUNCH AND LANDING POINTS

SORRY ABOUT THE BLURRY PHOTO BUT THIS IS LITTLE RED'S 4TH ATTEMPT AND THE ONE SHE WAS SUCCESSFUL AT FINALLY LANDING ON THE FEEDER
'OOOOPH THAT WAS A HARD LANDING'
'HOLY SMOKES I CAN'T BELIEVE I MADE THAT LAST JUMP'

GROANER'S CORNER:((  MacAndrews was visiting his Irish cousin, O'Bannon. While there he decided to do a bit of fishing. As he sat there one afternoon, his cousin walked by.  "What are ye doing?" asked O'Bannon.  "Fishin'," said MacAndrews.  "Caught anything?"  "Ach, nae a bite,"  "What are ye usin' fer bait?"  "Worms"  "Let me see it," said O'Bannon.  MacAndrews lifted the line from the water and handed it to his cousin.  O'Bannon took out his flask of potcheen and dipped the worm in it. He handed it back to MacAndrews, who cast his line once more. As soon as the worm hit the water, his rod bent over double, the line screaming out.  "Have ye got a bite?" asked O'Bannon.  "No!" shouted MacAndrews, fighting with the rod, "The worm's got a salmon by the throat!"
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Q: How do you find Ronald McDonald in a nudist colony?
A: Look for sesame seed buns.
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Teacher: "You are the only one in the entire class who makes so many mistakes in the homework assignment." Student: "That is not true, I am not the only one. My parents are involved in this as well!" 
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9 comments:

  1. That is one plucky little squirrel!

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  2. I gave up in the war with my squirrels. I just buy more feed and put a lot of it on the ground, but they still like to get on the feeder. They swing on branches to help propel them to the feeder.

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  3. Happy you are ahead in the war of the squirrel. Have not had a Red but plenty of grays and ground squirrels over the years. So sad, that will not leave anything for our feathered friends. Good luck!

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  4. Feeling sad for Little Red. Hope you keep feeding her. Nice picture of the Log Skidder. The most fun tractor I ever operated. You should ask for a chance to drive it, you would enjoy it. The best one for fun and work was a Franklin with a 12V-91 Detroit and five speed syncro and big monster truck type tires for flotation. Pure fun indeed.

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  5. LOL little red is sure determined, good luck with the ongoing battle.

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  6. Awwww....give her some peanuts!

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  7. Good luck Al, I've heard they can jump 15 ft! The grey ones we have easily bypass the cones I have on my feeders it's infuriating!

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  8. You can slow a squirrel down, but you can never beat it at their game. I sprayed my bird feeder pole one time with WD-40 and it was hilarious to watch them jump up on the pole and slide down in circles like a fireman coming down the pole. In the end the squirrel got enough dirt on the pole that it lost all the WD40!

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