A Glorious Feast

I think this should last me for the rest of the day...

I think this should last me for the rest of the day…

For many of us, another big holiday dinner will be coming up soon.  Let’s not forget that our outside critter friends could always use an extra bite or two to eat during the cold winter days as sqturday squirrel logowell.  This is a photo from my bungee corn block experiment I tried at the tail end of 2014 that I didn’t use in the ultra cute Saturday Squirrel post I dedicated to all of the fun that created in my backyard.  I’m kinda surprised I passed over this picture since the squirrel’s head poking up over that amalgamated conglomeration of seed and kernels is truly adorable!  Not to mention his bottle brush tail poking out from underneath that appears so thin given that this took place on a chilly New Years Eve afternoon… though that see-through effect is largely an illusion, and his tail was adequately furred.

Let’s all raise a toast to hungry Saturday Squirrels, and hope they all find an abundance of foodstuffs to last them through this cold and nasty winter…

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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21 Responses to A Glorious Feast

  1. that is the perfect christmas tree for squirrels.. and they haven’t to remove the decorations after the hilodays… happy guys…

  2. I bet that squirrel REALLY appreciated that block-o-yumminess. I filled up our bird feeders yesterday with sunflower seed and the squirrels were hanging all over them within minutes!


  3. Your squirrels would be welcomed at the Ranch but only if they bring a snow shovel. We got buried last night and the current inhabitants are just sitting in the trees watching me kill myself trying to move huge piles of snow. *sigh*

  4. You are so right, during these cold wintertimes everyone living outside, is hungry. Good food keeps also the body warm.

  5. chattykerry says:

    I am going to give them snacks, forthwith!

  6. One year, following Thanksgiving, one of our dogs got sick. Turned out he had pancreatitis — from too much rich food. My vet says that it isn’t uncommon for pet AND their owners to all wind up in the hospital with pancreatitis after the holidays. I guess squirrels don’t get that, huh.

    • I’m not sure…. I don’t know if squirrels go the hospital when they get sick or if they even have insurance. If they ever get diabetic from all of the corn I feed them, I guess I can share Ody’s insulin with them… though trying to give a squirrel an injection might be even more of a hassle than trying to give one to a cat…

  7. That is a fabulous photo of a totally adorable squirrel. ❤

  8. draliman says:

    He’s really tucking into that. And getting his exercise too!

  9. Arlene says:

    We tried feeding the song birds and wild turkeys when we first moved into our current home. We put black sunflower seeds in the feeder by the deck for the song birds and cracked corn on the gopher mounds so the turkeys would scratch them down while getting the corn. It all went well until the turkeys found the feeder near the deck. They sat on the feeder, nearly breaking it. They left droppings all over the deck too. So once all the feed was gone we didn’t get more. The turkeys returned the next spring looking for goodies. They were not afraid of us. I was going out one afternoon and one came running right up to me before I even made it down the steps. It was scary. Their heads are about hip high(yes I am a short person. LOL) to me and those beaks are sharp and powerful. It ran off once it saw I had no crack corn to offer though. They still travel through but now they just eat the grasshoppers and gravel from the driveway for their craw. So they are helpful for keeping insects out of the garden. 😀

  10. This is so sweet. I need a hanging block for my squirrels. Between them and the dog they’ve knocked down my bird feeders, and a window box. Sigh. I hung up some corn once but they wouldn’t touch it. Peanuts they tell me. Sigh again.

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