Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chipmunk Love

Escuse me Chip, that orange feeder is for the Orioles!



We have a chipmunk that has claimed our log cabin as his territory. Whenever I put out a new bird feeder, he has to go investigate it and then take a taste test. He's gotten pretty friendly and will come up to me on the deck to beg for food. (I have to remember to get Greg to snap a photo of me with my buddy.)

This guy has a series of tunnels / holes on our property. Did you know that a Chipmunk has different uses for each tunnel? One is used for his toilet, one is used for storing food, one for sleeping, etc. Here's one of his holes - this is the one he likes to pop out of when I walk by to chirp at me.


P.S. I'm getting ready for my craft show in Gaylord this Saturday. So if you're in the area, please stop by! The show runs from 8 - 4 in the downtown area. I will be selling items from my Nature Store.

23 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

Good luck with the craft show. Hope you make lots of sales and lots of friends.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Can't wait to see a picture of you and your little friend. Good luck with the craft show. Wish I was closer so I could come look!

Take Care,
Debbie

Madison said...

That's so funny shelley!!! Really I have not seen a chipmunk before. Where I live we don't have them. Have a great week!!

Cedar ... said...

Shelley,.. good luck, I hope you have a lot of sales. Chippy is no fool, he likes oranges for b'fast!

Denise said...

He's cute! We have several "chickmunks"(this what our 4yo granddaughter calls them!)that enjoy the peanuts we put out for the squirrels!

Good luck at the craft show.

XXDenise

grammy said...

Chip is so cute. Where is Dale? Are you all ready for the craft sale?

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Ha ha ha ha! That is so funny about the chipmunk stealing your feeder, I laughed so hard!

country gal said...

Awwwwwww!!!!!! He's sooo cute!!! No, I didn't know those facts about chips!!! My friend had a pet squirrel for a little, but she let him go. He would ride in the hood of her hoodie. lol!!!!

Love, Joy =D

Charli and me said...

I didn't know that about chipmunks. He sure is a cute little fellow. Have a great time at the craft show.

Jen said...

I had no idea they lived in holes!
What a cutie he is-very entertaining.
Good luck at your sale-I'm sure your pleasing personality will be a seller. :D

Heather said...

This little cutie cracks me up. He looks like he's wearing those oranges as a necklace!
Good luck at the craft show.
BTW, I don't see your email address posted anywhere, so here's mine:
haubke_at_gmail.com. Drop me a line so we can figure out when to get together! We'll be up your way July 15-22. I so look forward to meeting you!

74WIXYgrad said...

My father in law enjoys watching chipmunks play in his backyard. I will ask him if he knows about all the holes. I figure he does, as he watches quite a bit of nature shows. Animal Planet is one of his faves.

smallpines said...

Love Chippy season. I've seen just a few by us. Best wishes and have a blast at the craft fair!

George said...

I hope you get a good turnout for the craft show. Unfortunately Gaylord is a little far for us to make. If you need a Dale to be companion to your Chip we have several we'll be glad to ship up to you.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Okay Shelley... If you'd like MORE of your buddies, I have a TON to give you. We'd love to get rid of them. They tunnel all over our flowerbeds and around our driveway. They truly are a nuisance--no matter how 'cute' they are. Want some?????

Hugs,
Betsy

Ruthie said...

I didn't know that Chipmunks had different rooms in their burrows.
Nice pictures.j
SMiles.

Busy Bee Suz said...

very interesting...he is so cute. What did you name him????

This Country Girl said...

That is so funny! You really do attract the animals, don't you Shelley? I would love to see a pic of you two!

Good luck at the craft show!

Tammy

dAwN said...

Hee hee..does the chippy like oranges?
Good luck selling your crafts!

Darla said...

Cute photos..who knew Chipmunks were so clean living? Good luck at your show!!

Jane In The Jungle said...

You know how I love your chipmunk pictures!!

reliv4life said...

I like your new buddy! Hope your sale goes well!

Deb said...

Wish we were visiting Michigan this weekend - I would definitely stop by to say hello! Good Luck Shelley - I know you will do well with your sales.