Sunday, February 27, 2011

Meet my new little friend...

While looking at the big tree in front of our cabin this weekend, I noticed a little head peeking out of one the holes.....







Apparently I'm the proud mama of a baby red squirrel!






I'm a sucker for babies!







It was sweet to see him so gingerly exploring his world outside his safe little nest.






And now I'm sure he's headed in for a nap and to dream about all the peanuts he's going to get off my bird feeders this year.


26 comments:

joated said...

They are kinda cute. I've got three of them coming to my feeders and it's fun to watch them access tunnels in the snow. Then they pop their heads up--like whack-a-mole--to see if I'm still watching from the deck.

Sandi Keene said...

How cute is he?!

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

Those are some amazing photos! What a sweet baby...
Hugs,
Penny

Star said...

Oh! those pictures are wonderful! and I'm the first to see them. Lucky me. The squirrel is gorgeous, just gorgeous. I hope you see him again and take some more lovely pics.

Debbie said...

I just love babies! We have a family of squirrels living in one of the sheds outside. Did not surprise me since the old farmer tore out all the trees. (Bad farmer) I bet your going to have hours of enjoyment just watching him!

*hugs*
Debbie

grammy said...

What a sweet little thing.
Mama most have called him back (o:

Daisy said...

Aw...he's so cute! We don't have any red ones here, just black ones and gray ones. Great pictures, Shelley! :D

Sierra Rose said...

Wow! Great photos! Love all the colors, and the reddish hues on your new friend!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Michelle said...

so sweet and adorable. Awesome photos.

Mildred said...

What a cutie he is. It must result from a story I was read as a kid or maybe a Keebler elf commercial, but I always envision a humble little abode with pictures on the wall of a squirrel's nest!!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, We don't have those 'pretty' squirrels here. Ours are the ole' plain gray ones... They are a nuisance!!!! I'm sure that the red ones are MUCH nicer... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh my gosh!!!!! Those pictures are so cute! You were so lucky to get those. I think you should enter them in a contest.

Busy Bee Suz said...

All babies are cute.
Really, I can't believe he would steal nuts from the birds though!

Jeanette said...

Awww cute squirrel! He's going to have a happy home by you guys up there!

April said...

Oh, my word...I just want to hold it! Too, too sweet!

The Retired One said...

Oh, he will DEFINITELY be at your feeders...we have had a squirrel at ours all winter...he hasn't hibernated at all!!! Cute pictures!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Beautiful photos, and he's adorable. I didn't realize how red they really are either :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

dogsmom said...

I was amazed when I moved here that we had no squirrels at all. Chipmunks and rabbits and moles and of course mice but not a single squirrel. They were hanging out 1/4 mile away at the cemetery. Well. word must have gotten out that we put out good chow for the birds. 2 squirrels have made the short trip this winter.

Catherine Holman said...

Fabulous photos Shelley! He's adorable!
Hugs,
Cathie

Charli and me said...

Hi Shelly, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get back with you. My brother just sold his house in Petosky so I don't know when I will be back up there but when I do I would love to see you and scout. In the mean time I wanted to wish you the best of luck with school. You are a great gal and I have really enjoyed knowing you through FB.

Rose Haven said...

Ahhhhhhhh...so cute!!

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

Awh sweet pics! :) My little Red's are wildly hyper buggers!
Hope you've been well, Shelley!
Have a great weekend.

Ginger said...

ahh how cute. gotta give him/her a name

Sharon said...

Fantastic photos Shelley. I am a sucker for those little guys too!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I think he chose the right place to be born. I can't believe he came out of the hole just for you to take some amazing pictures. He is so cute!

Omi said...

He's gorgeous; I want one!