Friday, June 27, 2008

Meet the new day, same as the old day

Congrats to my most excellent hubby on being Guest Editor at Magic Smoke this week. We read many of the same journals (it's a matter of, "Hey, have you seen this one? I think you'll like it!"), but he included a couple that I haven't read, so I enjoyed checking them out. I hope you will, too!

Whew, it's another steamy day here at Nutwood. I ran to the store earlier today, and it is definitely a warm one. It was really clouding up for a while there, but it looks like the sun is back out. I've been stayin' cool, not doing much of anything, reading a couple of magazines...a very low-key day. Sheeba has been sleeping all day, and just finally got up to have a bite to eat. I suspect he'll be down for the count again in a few minutes! Ken called from Columbus and we chatted a bit. (Mark, we don't live in Columbus--that's where Ken's corporate headquarters are, and he's there on business. We live in northern Indiana--not all that far from Detroit, actually!) He'll head to Dayton this evening, then back home Saturday night. Sheeba and I are holding down the fort.

We have a new critter at Nutwood. Another squirrel, but he's unique, and I haven't seen him before. The first day I saw him, we'd gotten some rain, and I said, "Hey, buddy, you've been walking through a mud puddle!" (Yes, I DO talk to our critters sometimes. Does anyone have a problem with that?) Anyhoo, while he is a typical red squirrel on his back, his underbelly, all the way from his butt up to under his chin, is dark! I don't know if he's part black squirrel or what. I've never seen any black squirrels at Nutwood, although we do have them in the area. He's really kind of cute and goofy-looking, and I saw him just now up in the walnut tree. He laid his whole body on a branch and let his paws hang down. Probably from the heat...although I suppose he could be brain-damaged or something. Awww, poor little guy. I think I'll go put out a corn cob for my squirrelly friends.

I'll try to get a picture of my two-tone squirrel, too. In fact, I've decided to name him Tommy Tutone, as in the band that did "867-5309 (Jenny)." Oh man, that song is going to be going through my head now. "Eight six seven five three oh ni-ee-ine!"

Probably more know how I am!


carouselqueen70 said...

Now I have that song in my head. lol ... We have so many animals outside here that I couldnt keep track of them. We have a momma bear and her cubs who comes through our yard from time to time, lots of deer, lots of squirrels, and lots of chipmunks. We have quite the big family here. : )...hugs, Christine

rdautumnsage said...

Yeah we know how you are (winks), I commented he had a few up I haven't read either. I think your both adorable in the way you slipped me in the page. I think alot of you guys too. I talk to the critters too. I think I'll be running isanely down the road if they start talking back. Most usually I'm just a point of interest for them, except for the crab apple bombing squirrel. (Hugs)Indigo

buckoclown said...

Maybe next time you should consider driving to the store, it was way to humid today to run :o)

chat2missie said...

I'll be looking forward to seeing pics of Tommy Tutone.  Enjoy your weekend.

dbdacoba said...

I talk to all the local animals, even the disagreeable ones.  Some of them seem  to  pay attention.  I think they are surprised that anyone is actually talking to them.

eml625 said...

jenny jenny who can I turn to, la la la...cant remember all the words.
UGH, now I will be singing that all day.
I have to see this squirrel, I thought you were going to say that he's part skunk !!
Take care

queeniemart said...

Rick's mom had a pet squirrel that sometimes lived in their bathtub. She tried and tried but could not tame it. It bit her once and was gone. I loved that 80's song.