Hello World! (come on get happy!)

Who knew? Emily did and posted a link to my FB page- National Squirrel Appreciation Day… alas, it was today so missed the boat on that one but since I promised you an introduction here goes…a double post day!!

Meet Squirrelly Gurl- sometimes referred to as SG for short (kinda sounds like Shibori Girl doesn’t it?) .

Squirrelly Gurl-asking to come in the back kitchen door by doing the "nut dance"

Squirrelly Gurl-asking to come in the back kitchen door by doing the “nut dance”

She appeared a little over a year ago (I think) and was just hanging around on the fence rails as I worked outside, watching.  I started putting a few nuts up there and soon we became fast friends.
Soon enough she started letting me hand feed her. Actually she started reaching out to me as I reached out to put nuts on the fence rail. Scared me a bit at first but she was kind and patient with me and trained me how to feed her without fear.  I could take advantage of her trust by using her instinct to eat but I want her to stay wild to the degree that an urban squirrel should.  I could write all night about her adventures and have here and there on FB but maybe some of it is easier told in a photo gallery to begin…she is just so darn photogenic! (you can click to enlarge any of the photos)

So there you have it- a few of her many adventures.  I have hundreds of photos of her and she can be quite a distraction out in the studio. She hears me and comes right down for nuts.  Mostly she eats fresh walnuts as those are my favorites too. I get them from a grower here in CA in the shell (they ship all over).  I keep fresh water for her on the fence rail.  She had a baby that died- we called him Snaggletooth.  So far since moving into her palm tree highrise she has had two litters up there and is preparing for a third (they will have two a year if conditions are good).

And of course, she LOVES silk.  And Spanish Moss.  More on that later.

Goodnight from us both-

End of Day-Good night!

End of Day-Good night!

“I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.”
A.A. Milne

9 thoughts on “Hello World! (come on get happy!)

  1. belinda Sweeney

    Wowee Wot an an amazing relationship you have with her!!
    Just so beautiful to see urban animals and humans in such would love to see more pics LOL You could almost habe a SG blog og her own ….
    Thank you for the post loved this almost as much as your own work!!!
    and Acorn is such a good match!!!
    xo

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  2. masochancer

    SG is super cute…i have a squirrel that has been raised by humans since she was a baby (a friend bottle fed her for three months and then i continued her care) because her nest fell out of a tree into the road and the rest of her family was run over by a car. I wouldn’t call her a pet, because she’s not completely domesticated, but she’s a great companion. i love squirrels and it was great to see pictures of your friend! she’s a beauty! if you’d like to see some of mine (her name is Spaz) you can find them here: https://stuffalananortonwrote.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/squirrels/

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