Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Squirrel Whisperer

Today I'm thankful for "the squirrel whisperer". That's what I call him. He's a semi-crazy man that lives next door with white-ish poofy hair & he talks to squirrels. I'm serious. I saw him outside one day talking & talking & moving his hands in the air & going on & on about something. The next thing I know, he was finished talking & he walked back to his house. I was trying to see who he was talking to, but a tree was in the way. Then, I saw a squirrel walk the opposite way. The squirrel & the man were having a conversation! Maybe the squirrel is the crazy one. Who knows? I'm not making this up because the man actually told Scott & I- on 2 different occasions- that he talks to the squirrels. He feeds them, finds them, chats with them. He told us to not be alarmed if we see him in our yard because that's what he is doing--talking to the squirrels. I have been staking him out for the past 3 weeks, trying to get a good photo of him in action. But, the lighting is never good, there are cars or other large objects in the way, or I run to get my camera but then I'm too late. So, this picture is the best I could do. He actually walked across the street to talk to this squirrel & there IS a squirrel standing right in front of him, but it is a very blurry photo & you can't see it real well.
When I think of "the squirrel whisperer", I realize I am also thankful for ALL the crazy & silly happenings that go on in my neighborhood. And why am I thankful? Because, simply, it keeps me entertained.

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I also almost forgot to mention that I was super stoked & excited yesterday because my "Sweet Cupcake Decoration Ornaments" made it to the front page of Etsy, along with 11 other fab artists in a treasury created by Etsy admin. marymary! I couldn't figure out how to get a picture of the actual front page bit to post on my blog, so that made me bummed. But I saw them! They were there! And they looked so cute--like they belonged....


  1. Congrats on the Etsy exposure! Very exciting! And I love the Squirrel Whisperer. What a great character!

  2. I can not stop laughing, my brother is terrified of "killer squirrels" as he calls them and its funny we live in the middle of a woods, he says he has had then come to the window and stalk him lol.
    We have a strange man he is a "knicker Picker" he collects underwear lol, he is harmless though.
    woohoo on the etsy front how amazing, they are gorgeous though

  3. Maybe you should ask him what the squirrels say. I'd like to know. You rock! Front page!!!!! You go girl!


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