We Worked Together on This One ♥ by Weezilou

We Worked Together on This One ♥

So how about THAT?! Ken wasn't around to get a photo yesterday when she sat on my lap for the first time, but this was a must-have for the books! Never mind that Ken and I were up before dawn for an out-patient procedure for him, and after a short-night's sleep, my eyes are drooping and I wasn't even aware of it!

On another occasion I want a "proper portrait" with a fresh haircut (greatly needed!) and a more rested look. But for now, there's no hiding how happy this makes me!
WOW!! What an incredible shot..... How did you ever convince him to jump up on your lap...? I ac't believe this. Is this in your yard here in SoCal? How long have you been working with him to do this! Definitely a must have fav! (Hope Ken is fine)
March 22nd, 2018  
@aglennc Ken's well...all routine. I've been working with her (Posh) to take peanuts from my hand...kept encouraging her to come closer and yesterday she sat on my lap to eat out of my hand! I added pecans for her...a real enticement, I think, and she loves them!
March 22nd, 2018  
oh, my goodness! now i'd be so expecting a portrait of you with all kinds of critters about you! a duck on the shoulder, a hummer on the other, butterflies in your hair, and buttercup on your arm, the squirrel on the other. i will need loads and loads of epipen when i see you next! how's ken doing, hope all's well. aces, my lady, aces!
March 22nd, 2018  
How cool is that! Great shot
March 22nd, 2018  
Wow! He sure does like those nuts!
March 22nd, 2018  
That must give you such a buzz to have a squirrel trust you to that extent.
March 22nd, 2018  
Wow...you are officially the “squirrel whisperer “
March 22nd, 2018  
@golftragic You know me! yep...the coolest! (Even Frosty of yesteryear didn't take to doing this!!!)

@amyk Thanks, Amy! Several years past, I befriended a squirrel in the yard that we called Frosty. She'd take food from my hand and even the grandsons could feed her. One birthing season she never returned and we were all crushed, but we've got several that come to the yard now, but this one's the friendliest. And yes, I actually have a t-shirt that says "Squirrel Whisperer" on it...which can only mean there are a lot of people capable of earning one!
March 22nd, 2018  
WOW...That little squirrel trusts you!...Great capture
March 22nd, 2018  
Superb -- I'm so impressed you'd let the creature climb onto you! They are cute, to me, only at a distance!
March 22nd, 2018  
Pretty darned AMAZING shot! Posh knows where to get some love and treats!
March 22nd, 2018  
@taffy I'm amazed, Taffy! I not only "let" her, I "encouraged" her! Being an island girl, I (wrongly) assumed you cultivated wildlife for friends! I'll hold almost anything that isn't poisonous!

@suelbiz47 Thanks, Sue! I think I may have been one of the first to carry peanuts to the park to feed the squirrels...now everyone does it! I was happy when they moved out into the neighborhoods as I can calculate when they're hungry and work to befriend them. This was a real coup!
March 22nd, 2018  
@suelbiz47 By "first" I mean over 10 years ago!
March 22nd, 2018  
@Weezilou Island girl only as far as behind the lens. Actually touching one...only really dogs and horses are okay!
March 22nd, 2018  
Wonderful image and you both look marvellous!
March 22nd, 2018  
Wow so placid what a super shot
March 22nd, 2018  
Oh I am so pleased you managed to get your shot of this Louise! What a thrilling moment for you and for us to see! Wonderful to see the trust that Posh has - she can tell that you love her! What a magical moment! You may be tired but I can see your joy! Thanks for sharing this exciting moment! Fav!
March 22nd, 2018  
😍
March 22nd, 2018  
Sweet
March 22nd, 2018  
Oh my!! How wonderful!! I think I might burst with excitement if this happened to me!
March 22nd, 2018  
Oh how sweet, Posh is right at home! I love this and you don’t look tired, just happy! 😊
March 22nd, 2018  
One in a Million ... you and this shot! love it!
March 22nd, 2018  
How fabulous that your little friend trusts you this much. You are indeed an animal whisperer. A fabulous image of the both of you! PS: I hope Ken is feeling better and recovers quickly.
March 22nd, 2018  
That squirrel really has you trained! Haha!
March 22nd, 2018  
How exciting for you. I tend to be a like @taffy I'm quite happy to watch from a safe distance :)
March 22nd, 2018  
@stownsend As noted, we worked *together* on this! She wants me to know she's willing to do this, but don't try to pet her! And just keep the pecans coming!

@merrelyn We all need to know where our boundaries lie! Twice, when I was younger, I worked for Vets, so I've always loved working with animals...would have loved working for a zoo!

@novab I grew up with pet guinea pigs (at age 8) and look what it's come to! I do adore communing with an animal! Ken's at the gym this morning, so clearly all's well! Dr said he's good to go for the next 5 years!

@lynnz As happy as if I had a lap-full of kittens! Thanks!!

@louannwarren I was so happy!!! I put a little PS concealer on the dark circles under my eyes (!)...I was exhausted all afternoon... I couldn't raise my eyelids that were at half mast! Still, "A moment is a moment not to be missed!"

@Cherrill I DO burst with excitement at moments like this!!! Remember 2010 on 365 when Autumn had everyone sending me squirrel photos for a book?! She also sent a little plush squirrel... There were a lot of years leading up to this!

@jamibann "One of us" looks Marvelous, and I'm more than happy to be upstaged by a squirrel! Thanks!

To all of you, @joansmor @brigette @ezzzmaay @ezzzmaay @seattlite ♥ Big Thanks!
March 22nd, 2018  
Oh Louise this is just so lovely I'm sure you must have been thrilled to have her eating from your hand and sitting on your lap. I know that I would have loved it! Huge Fav for this gorgeous pic. No wonder you look so happy
March 22nd, 2018  
goodness me! love the perspective as I always think of them as a bit bigger than they are. what a feeling! (yep I had guinea pigs too)
March 22nd, 2018  
This is wonderful! Squirrel whisperer is right!
March 22nd, 2018  
Dear squirrel whisperer: Your look fabulous despite the way you describe feeling. Next time I come to visit, I would like a photo like this with all your animal friends. Such a wonderful capture!!! Fav!
March 22nd, 2018  
Cute shot. Being patient is the key, I supose.
When my wife and her sister where kids her sister learned a parakeet - lovebird to talk. It could do more than ten words.
March 22nd, 2018  
@pyrrhula When I was six I had a parakeet also! And yes, I spent a lot of time trying to teach her to speak...I think I got a few words! ("Sweetie-pie cupcake!" I believe it was!) I'm very still and patient with Posh, the squirrel. I don't try to touch her (though I'd love to!). She holds on to my hand to take the food...very cute!
March 22nd, 2018  
Wonderful shot, you have such patience and now you've been rewarded with Posh sitting on your knee! No wonder you look thrilled to bits.
March 23rd, 2018  
From one squirrel lover to another - FANTASTIC!!! :-)
March 24th, 2018  
Absolutely awesome! I agree with Amy...you are definitely the "squirrel whisperer"! I can do this with the chipmunks in Canada but the squirrels here in San Antonio are so skittish. I would love to have them sit on my lap like this. Has to be a FAV! :-)
March 24th, 2018  
I love this photo!
March 26th, 2018  
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