Friday, August 21, 2009

ALVIN, THEODORE, CHOCOLATE

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!

38 comments:

  1. I must be tired because at first I thought you took a picture of the ground. Then I saw the cute little guy.

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  2. I love chipmunks!

    I remember Alvin & The Chipmunks. At least that whiny Christmas song! lol.

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  3. He's living so large that few days of diet can't be so bad!

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  4. Have a safe and nice trip, take care dear friend!
    I loved to meet this little friend.Chocolate is absolutely cute!And if you decide to take some vacations in Europe, please let us know okay!Thanks again for your always gentle words in our blogs!
    God bless you
    Léia

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  5. Oh, too funny!!!
    I hope chocolate has slimmed down enough to become unstuck. He is a cutie.
    I had a pet chipmunk once. I wasn't too original--his name was Chips. MB

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  6. I want to see the chipmunk.

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  7. He will miss your visits, I'm afraid. When you return He'll sport a leaner, more athletic body.

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  8. Chocolate is so very cool! Also like your composition.
    Have a nice week, see you!

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  9. I like Chocolate, your eponymous hero. Have a good trip.

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  10. Living large is right! If he hasn't slimmed down by the time you get back, maybe he can dig his way out. Love the name!

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  11. Have a good trip! Chocolate on a diet. What a pun!

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  12. You are toooo funny!

    Aren't backyard critters the best!?!
    All the best to you! ~Maria

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  13. ooops... My daughter posted her first sky watch today and was still signed in :)
    ~Maria

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  14. Great shot! Nice lines too..
    Can't you arrange some body to feed him while you are out in your business?
    Itz really sad part of the story that he will be in food scarcity ....

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  15. Is that the only opening to his home? Reminds me of WInnie-the-Pooh getting stuck in Rabbit's doorway.

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  16. Great shot! Nice lines too..
    Can't you arrange some body to feed him while you are out in your business?
    Itz really sad part of the story that he will be in food scarcity ....

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  17. He's cuter than a squirrel at least.

    Hope he has a treadmill in there to shape up on while you're gone.

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  18. It's no good not to able to get out the front door. You've spoiled him :)

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  19. Have fun on your business trip. Chocolate looks cute.

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  20. That is a riot! B Squared, the chipmunk champeen!

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  21. He IS cute! I'd be afraid to leave for a whole week if I were you!

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  22. CUTE!!! Little piggy! They should be able to survive on their own!

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  23. I'm feeling his hunger already - but I hope it works. He should be able to scamper again.

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  24. Nice catch! Chipmonks are so cute.
    Have a good trip...

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  25. Chocolate is lucky you don't have a cat! What a cute story!

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  26. I also cater to the stray cat and other critters where I live. It's funny how we invite the little creatures of this earth into our daily lives...welcome them with open arms.

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  27. I know people think they are pests, but they are just too cute!

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  28. An interesting theory - we only name the creatures we like. I had dinner at a restaurant with a very much uninvited rat (well, he was outside the window but sort of attracting all the attention anyhow and thereby joining the conversation) and you're right. No one came up with a name for him.

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  30. Oh my dear friend B...Where are you??? I miss your posts and I curious about this little friend "chocolate"!
    Hugs
    Léia :)

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  31. Too cute for words and, yes, just like Winnie. I hope there's no-one else in there pushing!

    Remember to give us an update on his progress when you get home.

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  32. oh my goodness, i hope he's able to get food! poor lil guy! hehehe

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  34. this is a great story. Way to go! And, thanks for your comments on our travel website (www.vivalavoyage.com). we have new people photos of Morocco up today. I hope all is well.

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  35. Wow, I didn't even see him until you mentioned it. What an amazing camouflage!

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