Sunday, August 1, 2010

Indestructible



See my chipmunk? He's lucky to be alive. He jumped from the deck railing trying to land on one of my bird feeders in the trees. Once he jumped, he was only able to grasp the very ends of the perch with his front paws, did a somersault and then fell 2 stories to the ground. SPLAT! Horrified and half crying (yeah, you all know what a softie I am)- I go running down and find him. Here he is looking around. He chirped at me and went on his merry way. Yep, he's indestructible!

P.S. I had several essays to write for school this week and a job interview that I think went well. Keep your fingers crossed for me! I'll be over to visit you soon!

25 comments:

Daisy said...

What a little acrobat! Cute picture. I'm glad he was OK. Good luck with your interview, Shelley! I'll think good thoughts and send them your way. :)

Mildred said...

Hi Shelley, I am a softie with the cute little fellows too! Glad he's built tough!

What a week you have endured. I hope you get the job you want. Keep us posted.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Amazing!! Here are some wonderful, positive thoughts heading your way!
Hugs,
PEnny

Carol said...

Your little friend must take lessons from the squirrels about eating from bird feeders!

Hope you get good news about your interview. Keep us posted.

Smiles,
Carol

Busy Bee Suz said...

Super Chipmunk!!!!
I would have been sad too...glad he is ok. Now, he will be back to attacking the bird feeders!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Best of luck with the job and essays!!

Star said...

What a cute little fella that chipmunk is. They are so resilient aren't they.
Good luck with your job interview. Hope you hear good news soon.
Blessings, Star

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, A job???? Will you be working --in addition to going to school??? That's super!!!! Keep us posted...

Our chipmunks are indestructible also...
Hugs,
Betsy

bennie and patsy said...

Hope the essays and job go well for you.Don't let the job take you away from blog-land
Patsy

The Retired One said...

I hate to admit this...but I got so frustrated because I have so many chippies eating my birdseed all up..that about 3 weeks ago, one was in there (again!) and I grabbed it by the tail and threw it off my deck.
Not to fear, tho..he just did the same thing...kind of shook his body like saying: What the heck was THAT? and ran off...it didn't deter him..he's back eating all the seed again..the little rodent! ha
I am sure you nailed the interview..who could NOT hire someone so nice and with such personality and sincerity? I guarantee you, you nailed it and you will get the job. Let us know when you do, ok?

Jen said...

Chip would be eternally grateful if you installed a trampoline out there.
Hoping to hear good news from you about all your hard work paying off for you . ;)

Constance said...

We just got home from a vacation in Montana's Glacier National Park and I swear I became the Marmot Whisperer while I was there!!! Everywhere I was, one of those buggers was hanging around me! Ha Ha!
Connie

Constance said...

We just got home from a vacation in Montana's Glacier National Park and I swear I became the Marmot Whisperer while I was there!!! Everywhere I was, one of those buggers was hanging around me! Ha Ha!
Connie

Catherine Holman said...

Great photo! Good luck with the essays and the interview.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Wishing you the best with your job interview and papers to write. You certainly captured a cute picture of this tough little guy. Maybe he did it all as a show for you, since he heard about how good of a photographer you were...maybe:)

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Monica@The White Bench said...

Thinking of you!
Hugs,
Monica and Kim xo

grammy said...

They indeed do seem to be indestructible
very very cute though (o:

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Wow, he's a tough little fella, isn't he? He's SO cute! I would be a softie too, Shelley!

Hope the job works out for you too!

Have a great day!
Tammy

Knatolee said...

They bounce really well! :)

Jane's Art said...

We have one that comes up on our front porch to say "Hi" to our 2 younger cats, who nearly go through the window to try to get to him...it is so entertaining. Hope the interview went well!!

Dogloverzz said...

Wow!! I like this photo shoot..
Love the chipmunk also :))

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I hope all is well. I know summer is a busy time. What a story about this cute little guy. I'm glad he was okay.
Blessings,
Marcia

HBFG said...

Hi Shelley, It's been a while since I got time to stop by...
Your blog looks great and I missed coming here. :)
I am glad that your little chippy survived the fall without a scratch!!
Good luck on the job ;-) I just started a new one myself. It feels great!!
Michi

Charli and me said...

I hope school and your interview goes well. What a character your little friend is. You take such amazing pictures. It's like all of the animals in the forest pose just for you :>)