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Monday, September 28, 2009

Let Them Eat Apples....

Would you believe how brazen this little guy is? He didn't seem the least bit fazed when I tried to get his picture. In fact, he kept turning for me until I got the shot I wanted. Guess he feels pretty safe around here. In spite of all the apples I am using, there are an awful lot of drops that I am leaving for the critters in the area to enjoy. This has been working out just fine. The deer come graze, the chipmunks, the squirrels, even some birds are partaking of the bounty. We had one tiny glitch with the guest list - SKUNKS! Imagine my surprise when letting the dogs out one night to come face to face with a huge black and white bandit. Before I could grab her, off ran Chloe to try and intimidate this giant 'cat' off her deck and preferably out of her yard. Do I have to tell you the outcome? Whewwwww! This was not a pleasant night. Even Buster couldn't stand being by Chloe and under the bed he went,

and here I thought he was hopeless! Bathing a dog at 2AM is just not a whole lot of fun, especially when they smell like skunk. Have to give a tout for Nature's Miracle Skunk Odor Remover. It did a pretty good job, with that and a rinse with some essential oils mixed in Chloe was at least tolerable. I sure hope she has learned something from this little escapade.
At Patricia Rose, still working hard to get some more donations for the JDRF (http://walk.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=extranet.personalpage&confirmid=87421573). I will be Walking For The Cure on October 18. Thank you so much for all the donations so far! The Pink Slipper Project (http://www.pinkslipperproject.org) is growing by leaps and bounds. Lots of slippers have been sent to headquarters to send some warmth to women and children recovering from abuse and living in shelters. Please help in any way you can.
Patricia Rose is also participating in the Pink October Shop Hop, October 5th-11th. Don't miss out! Register and find those shopping bags. Wonderful prizes (as always) and no purchase necessary.
Have a wonderful week,


lisa said...

He is the cutest little thing! He was too busy with those apples to care that you were taking his picture!


gail said...

Awww Pat, you know I love that photo. He is sure enjoying the apples. I am so sorry for poor Chloe though, I should say, sorry for you too! 2am how aweful! I am glad all is well now. I hope you get lots done this week. How are things going? Hugs to you , gail

TLC Inspirations said...

What a great shot! He was posing "just for you!"
My daughter experienced the whole "skunk thing" with her dogs a few years ago. It was NOT pleasant! LOL

Dena said...

One year, my sister had a visitor who was complaining about not getting any heat through the duct in the guest bedroom. My sister and BIL went to the basement and was shaking the ducts to see if one was loose... When all of a sudden one of the ducts shook back! Out popped the head of a skunk. They both backed up and tripped on the stairs in an effort to get out. They set out a trap to capture their 'visitor'. One night (I'm still unclear on how this happened) they caught the skunk but somehow the skunk got out and began to chase my BIL up and down the street in front of their house in his underwear in the middle of the night! My sister ran into the house and locked the door. She wasn't going to let him back in the house until the skunk was gone. LOL

Thanks for the memory!

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Is that a squirrel? He is very cute and bold ;-)

Cottage Flair said...

Squirrels are really brave! Great photo. We have come very close to being sprayed by a skunk. I can't imagaine trying to bath an animal to remove the smell. YUK!! Sounds like you have been busy.

Tedi said...

It looks like a woodchuck. I have woodchucks, beavers, fox, possums and 1001 squirrels. I have yet to see a skunk in this house. But at the last house we lived in I had a ton. If the dog didn't get a squirt... they were getting hit by cars. Skunks are really shy and not very bright. Anyway, love the picture!
Hugs, Tedi

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oh poor little Chloe. Thank goodness her mama knows how to whip up some good potions to make her smell pretty again!
bunny hugs,

Janet @ bigjobsboard said...

Wow! He is so cute and adorable. Your such a helping hand.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Just like you to share with everyone Pat :).
Glad you got your lil stinker cleaned up too.


Anonymous said...

He is cute, I have one and he ate the only 6 pear we had on our tree! Well, I guess he was hungry.

Susie said...

Hi Pat! Looks like good eating in your neck of the woods! The animals must love the Fall. Yikes, a skunk!
The Polka Dot Rose

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Patricia,

That was a great shot. He looks happy eating the apple! Have a great week!

Pei Li

Kimberly said...

That little creature sure is enjoying that apple! Sorry to hear about Chloe, hope she's smelling better now!