Friday, August 21, 2009
If you enlarge the above photo, you will see a chipmonk;Tamias minimus, A.K.A. Chocolate Chip Monk. All the animals in our yard have names, you see. I digress. Chocolate has been running around getting in all kinds of trouble. He ate his way into a 40 pound bag of sunflower seeds. Rather than exterminate the little guy (I do kind of like him, why else would I name him), I decided to cater his meals. That's right. I hand deliver a cup of sunflower seeds and a handful of peanuts to his cave a couple of times a day. He never has to leave the confines of his humble abode. He is living large. And that's the problem. He is too large to get out the front door. He's stuck. I will be gone for about a week. Some business matters I have to attend to in the South. When I return, Chocolate will be finishing his diet and, once again, getting into trouble. See you soon!