Greasy Grimy Pumpkin Guts

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Trick or treat for the squirrels…

It’s that time of the year again when The Nest gets out our finest cutlery and our most sqturday squirrel logoabsorbent Band Aids and carves up another award winning squirrel o’lantern to join the So’L Hall of Fame!  Hopefully, I will be able to complete that task tomorrow morning so that the neighborhood kids and their helicopter parents can properly mock it come Monday evening…

Of course, squirrels love the part of the pumpkin that has to be forcefully removed to make a squirrel o’lantern happen… and that’s the goopy, fleshy, seedy pumpkin guts!  A couple years ago, I actually thought to save some of the guts to throw out back for my squirrels to munch on, and here’s one of those archived photos.  This picture is actually pretty neat due to the fact that it contains three squirrels back to back to back at different depths.  Not an easy feat to pull off!

This is better... I prefer to eat my punkin undisturbed!

This is better… I prefer to eat my punkin undisturbed!

Nothing quite goes together like a pumpkin and a spooky little Saturday Squirrel (like you)!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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17 Responses to Greasy Grimy Pumpkin Guts

  1. Easy listened to that squirrel and chewed on my pumpkin… it was the first one who was nearly perfect, no spots no weird deforming… and now it has chew marks :o(((
    Happy Weekend to you too

  2. Cool photo with three squirrels enjoying the pumpkin guts! We always have a Sammy-pumpkin…..a cat with ears and whiskers but this year my husband says he’d “rather not” carve one. He says Sam won’t know if there’s one on the front porch or not………..sniff……….well I will!!!!!!!!

    Pam

    • Oh, Pam, you made me sad. I hate it when our kitty friends get old. I’ve lost four over the years and one dog. My Ginger is twelve now, and she’s slowed way down. She’s on thyroid medicine and blood pressure medicine. She goes to the vet in November. I’m almost afraid to take her in for fear they’ll want to do blood work and find something. She’s tiny. Give Sammy a kiss for me.

      • I delivered the kiss…..and you can kiss your Ginger for us too. We are blessed with a vet who “gets” how we feel about Sammy being an eldercat and what we think is right and not so right about his care at this point. He eats Hills I/b food for digestion, takes his thyroid medicine like a champ, but still has good days and bad days. When the bad outnumber the good, we will have to do the RIGHT thing – and with him in my arms he will join the army of “those who have come before” over the Bridge but he will ALWAYS be in my heart and soul.

        Hugs, Pam

    • Tell hubby you have a whole army of bloggers who will also notice if there’s no Sammy pumpkin on the porch this year!

      • That might work………I’m gonna try it out today (or may just go get the pumpkin and attempt to carve it myself and hope I still have ten fingers when finished!).

        Hugs, Pam

  3. I love those pictures. I never thought to throw the pumpkin guts out for the squirrels, but then it’s been years since I carved a pumpkin. We turn off the lights and hide now that my boys are men.

  4. I bet they love all those punkin seeds. I used to clean them off, dry them out, fry them lightly in oil and salt and eat them. I am part squirrel. Didn’t you notice?

  5. Trisha says:

    Aw, those little guys are so cute! I have an uncarved pumpkin sitting on my deck. Since I’m out of corn and nearly out of peanuts, I wouldn’t be surprised if the squirrels dig into it and help themselves to the pumpkin guts before the day is over.

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this year’s squirrel-o-lantern!

  6. draliman says:

    Mmm, pumpkin guts. Squirrel crack!

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