Good morning everyone! Wow, it’s another cold morning here with a temperature of only 45F (7C). Yesterday’s high temp was only 54F (12C). That is incredibly cool for this time of year, even for us. But it is supposed to start warming up tomorrow. I hope so. I have a couple nice pictures of a doe and her twin fawns to share today. This is a normal sight around this town. I will be sharing more pics of them in the future. It was so nice and sunny early this morning, now it’s cloudy again. Jasmine and Jasper have been busy out here this morning.
They showed up about the same time, but Jasmine got to the peanuts first. Jasper kept trying to get a peanut but Jasmine kept saying no to that idea and chased Jasper all around the deck. She did that several times! But Jasper wouldn’t give up and finally managed to get a peanut, so the 2 sat there eating and chipping at each other. Finally, after 7 peanuts, Jasmine left and Jasper took over. While he was eating Pocket came to get some peanuts. I wish I had been outside with my camera because Pocket and Jasper were almost right side by side. Jasper did give a couple of soft chips, which Pocket ignored. Sure would have been a great picture though, but hopefully there will be another opportunity.
If it had been a normal morning I would have been sitting out there with my coffee, and camera. Oh well. The on Sunday all five chipmunks were giving Jasmine a hard time. First Pocket came out of one box and Jasmine began the chase. While she went in one box, Skamper came out the box right next to it. She obviously spotted that and came back out and chased Skamper down the steps. When she turned around Pocket was filling up with peanuts. She came running back, Pocket went in a box, followed by Jasmine and Chester came out another box and started filling up with peanuts. Jasmine came back and chased him off the deck and when she came back Coffee was filling up with peanuts.
She actually jumped this time and chased Coffee and Skitter came to take his place. Jasmine came out of the box and stood on her hind legs like she couldn’t believe her eyes. The chase was on and Skamper returned for more, Jasmine chased him, he turned, she slammed into a flower pot. She was on her way back and she spotted Pocket back again. Guess that was too much. She started running in circles then went after Pocket while Coffee took the last two peanuts. I’m sure she will learn one day, you can’t beat the chipmunks. And now, I put the names on pieces of paper, crumpled them into little balls, put them in a small bowl and let Muffin pick the name. And…the name for my new chipmunk is…Scooter! Thank you so much Beverly! I hope everyone has a beautiful day and God bless! (😺It tomorrow!😸)
Steve and Muffin.
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