Varmint Selfie Sunday

 Yes, we are doing battle with Varmints around here…the red squirrels and the bigger black ones have discovered our volunteer sunflower. They try to climb them…and then the stems break, then they go and cut them down and steal the whole flower-head and rip them up to get at the seeds…and they are nort even ‘mature’ yet. Phooey.

So Petcretary got out the red pepper flakes and another big container of cayenne pepper-powder and sprinkled those all over the whole area where our bird feeders are…(Sorry Tabbies…),  Not sure it helps very much, but then she saw those rascals at it again. Two black ones and a red one. The red dude was too quick to catch on camera, and the black one was a wee bit more obliging.

Checking out the possibilities of getting at some sunflower seeds…you can see the stems of those II already accessed…and you can see red pepper flakes, too…
I brought along a helper…
Having a taste…Eeuw! Hot pepper, ugh!
Off to find better things elsewhere
I climbed the big walnut tree to peruse the situatioin…
And hopped onto the convenient shelf/seating arrangement…
From where I thought I would let that lady who was spying on me to take a selfie of me so you can see how suave I am! See my l o n g whiskers?? Best not to mess with me though, see those claws/weapons??

This past Tuesday at the Tuesday Teaser, there was a new school-building, and classroom. Whoopee!!  Petcretary was fast fingered and got there pronto, along with two others to be the first to check out the whole affair! Very nice she said:)

INGRID, JANET and SHARON!WOW! I was one of THREE First Commenters on the Teaser of July 27, 2021! Goodie for me!

She was right with her guess, but was a few minutes behind the official first right answer commenter…

Gosh, I DID guess the Teaser correctly on July 27, 2021 BUT I was NOT FIRST!

The next day we had a blog-wide Birthday party for Marv. He was unable to have it on his own blog, because there was no internet there on account of the bad fires that are raging all over that region. He does have it back now, and we hope he and all others affected by those scary fires will be safe.

Here is the card we made for Marv, to help him with the party spirit…and he sent everyone a badge to tell others that they did attend! (At June and Miss Ann’s Blog.)

 

Us pups are taking a holiday from Selfies, since we have to clear the yard of those pesky varmints…Benji diligently dug a trench to rid us of some mole…sigh…and they had to both tell a two footed intruder to go away…though *she* said to be quiet and sent us in the house…it was a big truck with a shed in a box…one of these days it will be a DIY project…oh-oh! See ya soon!

Squirrel is in the Sunday Selfies Blog-hop! We are thankful that Sawyer is doing well…and he and his family; The Kitties Blue; are the hosts each week of this fun feature. Join in too if you wish!

Sunday Selfies blog-hop is here!

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9 thoughts on “Varmint Selfie Sunday

  1. Love the varmint selfie, absolutely epic! MOL Mew know it’s very rare we see a squirrel here, they lurk the other side of the fence but never come into our garden, though we do spy them in next doors front garden. Happy Sunday sweeties xx

  2. Black squirrels are so cute. There are some about 1/2 mile from us so I hope we will get them someday. Years ago, the closest were 30 minutes away. Have a great week. XO

  3. Mew mew mew yore Squirrelss are so notty!! Wee put out seedss an peenutss fore them an they due not even bother with our wee Garden. Purrty sure yore 2 are Disstant Couzinsss of ‘angel’ Minnie an Mimi an Matty!!! Mimi Squirrel iss a REEL diggur that one!!!
    Yore Squirrelss took sum grate Selfiess tho’…now to get them to beehave bettur……
    ***purrss*** BellaDahrma an ❤ LaydMew

  4. Dad is not a fan of Skwerls ever since they almost burned his house down by chewing through wires. He found out when he went up into the tiny crawl attic to see what the stink was coming from. Yeah dead Skwerl and bare wires an 1/8th inch apart laying on old dust and paper insulation. (The house was 100 years old)
    Congrats on the Teaser! We will see you this week.
    That is great for Marv. We were at his “away” party. Purrs

  5. I was so glad everyone went to Marv’s birthday pawty (but you did the best card!!!) It is such a worry wen we get wildfires and crazy stuff isn’t it?

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