25 May 2009

In't he cute?

(ante script: If babytalk offends thee, do not click on this video.)


We're not supposed to keep pets, but what the landlord doesn't know...

I wonder - should I name him, or keep calling him Sweetheart?
video

In relation to my comments to Mick, here's a photo of Marmalade running away with a (nearly empty) jar of peanut butter.
[click image for a larger, better view]

21 comments:

andrea said...

Lovely! (We have four who live here -- two blacks and two greys -- and they'll be pretty disappointed to learn that the roof guy broke their water dish today!)

Patia said...

Adorable. But in your house? Really? I thought they were pretty destructive.

fredwrite said...

That's not a pet. That's another odd neighbor. We love them.

Mick said...

Adorable as he may be, it started much this way with my father some 25 years ago. First, peanuts on the lawn, then on the porch and soon enough, right out of his hand! One winter, the squirrel decided to move into the house and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage before being evicted.

Aaron said...

Well, if no-one's supposed to know, you could always call him Secret Squirrel. :)

studio lolo said...

I love Sweetheart! I think you should squirrel him away ;)

Catnapping said...

andrea: i'm laughing out loud over here.

patia: i'm not really gonna keep him in here. i'm just fantasizing, cuz he visits every day now.

fred: yep. you got it exactly.

mick: when i was in student housing, we had a squirrel who would come to me when i called her...like a dog. i called her marmalade. i have a few photos of me feeding her peanut butter from a spoon, and of her eating walnuts from my hand.

the problem was, she really didn't distinguish one human from another. squirrels aren't nearly as intelligent as crows. marmalade scared the holy hell out of the lady downstairs. she ran in her house chattering one day...expecting to be fed, i expect.

aaron and studio: i really like the name, secret squirrel. i'm gonna hafta go with aaron. LOL

Renee said...

Oh my God I love it. Especially the 'yes you are'. har har

Aren't you afraid that it would jump on your face and scratch your eyeballs out.

I am such a chicken shit. If it came close to me I would be afraid.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Peter Breese said...

Ha ha.. I hope that squirrel was able to get some jam or milk... else he/she will be back for something to wash out the peanut butter :)!

artandsoul said...

Oh fred - "another odd neighbor" - yes that's exactly right!

Precious!!!

Sandy said...

Okay...squeaky voice here...he is sooooo cute...I like the name, Sweetheart but I call anything cute that.

I love the froggie...that has to be for me...ha ha

Sandy

Catnapping said...

yes. that's exactly why the frog is there. you can see that the squirrel is checking him out cuz that froggie wasn't here before!when we were talking about me getting him on the camera, i knew then that i was gonna put that silly frog in the frame.

el oh el.

Kevin McGinty said...

So good to have you back, Cat. Keep em coming...

Aaron said...

Yay! Now all he'll need is a little fedora with eye holes in it, and a mole for a sidekick...

Shawna said...

Have you tamed them both? That's so neat!

Shawna's Study Abroad

bookbabie said...

Ha, a girl (and a squirrel) after my own heart, we have a pet Rodentia too!

Kevin McGinty said...

Cat, you okay?

Renee said...

Sending you some kisses because I miss you.

Love Renee xoxo

The Crow said...

I half tamed a squirrel who would come when I whistled for him. Called him Benny. He was in the area for almost three years before he disappeared, probably to the talons of a hawk.

Your little buddy is a joy to watch.

:)

Aaron said...

Cat? Where are you, kiddo? Speak up, we're starting to worry.

Archaeopteryx said...

Careful...that appears to be the man-eating Montana Death Squirrel (Sciurus carnivorus).