Thank you, Mr. Squirrel by shutterbugger

Thank you, Mr. Squirrel

I'll call him Chuck.
Chuck met me at the edge of the woods and followed me down the path. I could even stop and crouch 5 feet away from him and he'd just sit there! He was scared off for a bit by a crazy spaniel but when I came back that way he was waiting for me on this stump.
Thank you Chuck. I wandered into the woods to calm my crazy pms'ing head and you provided me with the calm and focus I needed to carry on with my day.

UnTiL....I got home and discovered my daughter had decided to do the yard work I had asked her to do In My SLIPPERS!! They are now covered in leaves and dog shit.

I need a bath, chocolate and cozy stuff.
Hello Mr Chuck. so cute & fluffy!
November 18th, 2011  
Chuck is so cute and your penultimate line cracked me up! LOL!
November 18th, 2011  
@bobfoto I had to google penultimate lol
November 18th, 2011  
very helpful squirrel and great shot - daughter's next job is slipper washing? when she's run the bath and bought the chocolate?
November 18th, 2011  
@shutterbugger - :D. How big is Chuck? I have never seen a squirrel but this guy looks pretty big, look at those claws!
November 18th, 2011  
Lol, poor thing probably wants some food, great shot and nice to see a different coloured squirrel.
November 18th, 2011  
@bobfoto I had to find something to compare it to, and it came down to my shitty, size 10 ladies clog slipper. Almost 10/11" tall and a bit more when they are stretched out. This guy was chubby, ready for winter. My neighbour loves to feed the birds, bought a bb gun to shoot these poor fellas when they try to eat his seed. I try and scare them off before he sees them
November 18th, 2011  
@shanne she was mad at me for being mad at her. She's cleaned them (sort of) but I think running a bath for me is pushing it
November 18th, 2011  
OMG! That is one the most "robust" squirrels I've seen in a long time. It makes our Florida squirrels look so scrawny.
November 18th, 2011  
@fladeb Florida squirrels don't need to bulk up for the winter!
November 18th, 2011  
Oh wow, fab pic.
November 18th, 2011  
I love that you have red squirrels in your area we only have grey ones here in this part of England. Beautiful shot & you did well to get so close ! Oh dear for the slippers !!
November 18th, 2011  
@shutterbugger - Chunky Chuck! And somebody should aim a BB gun at your neighbour!
November 18th, 2011  
@happypat He's actually black but the 'yesteryear' lightroom setting has given him a bit of an orange glow. We have black and grey. For years we've had a squirrel around that is black with a grey tail tip and feet. I wonder what's going on up in those trees!!
November 18th, 2011  
LOL...dog poopy slippers. :-D
I love this squirrel! We don't have them that color around here. This is such a nice photo. Maybe if you go back there with some peanuts, he do some more tricks for you. :-)
November 18th, 2011  
Don't you love it when they're accommodating and hold still? Great shot! Yikes about the slippers.
November 18th, 2011  
@5unflow3r That's what I thought too. He must be used to being fed. I pretended to have something in my hand and he came a bit closer. Next time, I go armed with nuts!
November 19th, 2011  
@bobfoto silly question. Do you have squirrels in the zoos where you live?
November 19th, 2011  
He's sporting a nice black coat! Great shot!
November 19th, 2011  
@shutterbugger - no. Although I haven't been to all the zoos. Actually there is no Zoo in my current town. There's one up the road (300miles) but they do not have Squirrels. I thought I saw one once in New Zealand, but found out later that maybe it was a possum.
November 19th, 2011  
Too cute!
November 19th, 2011  
Can't believe how co-operative Chuck is. Excellent shot.
November 19th, 2011  
How cute is that! Great capture.
November 19th, 2011  
oh sooooo cute.
November 19th, 2011  
Chuck looks stuffed! lol
November 19th, 2011  
nice colour on him; definitely dark chocolate it is a health food :0
November 20th, 2011  
That is one friendly squirrel! Great capture :)
November 22nd, 2011  
What's up Chuck! Looks like somebody needs a pedi
November 23rd, 2011  
Love his pose - he's such a sweetie!
November 25th, 2011  
Not sure why, but that is the coolest squirrel shot I think I have ever seen.
November 26th, 2011  
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