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Welcome to November

November 2nd, 2003

Wow, I can’t believe it’s November already! But I was so happy taking down the Halloween decorations today. Remind me next year to wait until October before putting them up. I think decorations start getting old once they’ve been up for a month, which is why I bought some “harvest” items to last us through December until I put up the Christmas stuff. There wasn’t much to choose from, but we got a cute tablecloth and bowl, a hand towel, and a little birdhouse knicknack. It’s still a little bare in comparison, but it will have to do.

I was sitting in front of the patio door, with my back to it as I packed the Halloween decorations, when Joe walked by and told me to turn around. Sitting there was a squirrel. He hopped off his perch on our lawn chairs and came over to get a closer look. He just looked at us as if to say, “So where’s the food?” so we gave him some peanuts. He kept coming back for more, and one time when I opened the door he came right up and was within inches of coming inside. I closed the door to stop him, though, because while they are cute, I’m not about to keep one as a pet! We were speculating that he was one of the squirrels we used to feed last winter and remembered us, which is why he wasn’t scared of us in the least. Not sure if that’s possible, though.

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  1. November 2nd, 2003 at 18:42 | #1

    I like to think that he is the same squirrel. When I was a kid, i used to name all the squirrels in the neighborhood, and they became my squirrel buddies. And now i’m sure the squirrels i see now in my parent’s neighborhood are the children (or grandchildren) of those same squirrels I named years ago.

  2. Karen
    November 3rd, 2003 at 09:03 | #2

    Hi! We also have a resident squirrel…Izzy is his name. That’s due to our saying, “Is he out there to our beloved Nikki…” I just thought I should mention that you shouldn’t feed “your squirrel” salted peanuts. Buy the unsalted ones. We also give him sunflower seeds and mixed nuts. Yes, we spoil our little rodent…LOL. He is especially busy right now, squirreling nuts away to eat during the winter. They’re so much fun to watch and are quite territorial. Anyway, I just wanted to mention the peanuts thing!

    Karen

  3. November 3rd, 2003 at 09:13 | #3

    We already feed them the unsalted ones, but thanks for info!

  4. November 4th, 2003 at 09:51 | #4

    are the salted ones really bad for them?

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