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I’ve Become My Grandma

I figured my grandma was really old (or actually starting to lose her faculties) when I realized she was overly concerned about the birds in her yard.  We’d be out for an event with the entire family and she’d want to leave before it was over because “I have to go home and fill the humming-bird feeder.”

Well, I’m not as old as my grandma was when she said that, but I’m becoming strangely entertained and amused by the animals in my back yard.  I know, it’s kind of sad.  I mean, aren’t there more important things to do than look out the window and watch the wildlife?

This past Christmas I bought Husby the present to end all presents.  Maybe it was because I thought he was the one turning into my grandma.  The gift?  A Squngee squirrel feeder.

Two cobs of field corn attached to a long bungee-type cord, attached to a tree limb.  Our little friends figured it out in no time and have provided us with hours of entertainment, not to mention brazen displays of their private bits.

Hungry squirrel stalks the Squngee. We're not making it difficult for him to get food, we're encouraging its physical fitness through repetitive leaping.

Success! Squirrel grips the cobs of corn while picking off a kernel or two.

As the squirrel hangs and nibbles the Squngee spins. That's where the aforementioned free-shots of the private bits comes in. I got this shot right before it was full-frontal.

A very satisfied squirrel after dismount. I've always been partial to animals that eat with their hands. So refined!

Hours of entertainment in my own backyard.  It’s amazing how I now understand my grandma’s maternal instincts toward the birds at her house.  It’s only a matter of time before I’ll have to excuse myself from functions to make sure the cobs on the Squngee are fresh and full.  But I don’t think I’ll ever stop blushing at the sight of those private bits.  Squirrels, so uninhibited!

What are you doing for entertainment these days?

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