Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Squirrel Spam 2!

Here are the rest of the pictures.  There are a bunch of him with the acorn, because it's so much easier to get pictures of him then when he's not jumping and leaping about.

I love these next two shots.  He looks like he's playing basketball with his acorn lol.

Doesn't it look like he's preparing to shoot some hoops?

Or there is this one where it looks like he's about to hike a football.
I should photoshop a jersey on him lol.

 What is REALLY cute is when he "buries" his acorn.....

Hiding it in the leaves.... but even though it is in plain sight to us, to him it is invisible.  I've even seen him forget where he buried it... even though it's in plain sight lol.

This cracked me up.  He was sitting in my lap with his acorn....

Then he turned his back to me and "buried" it.....

 I still see it Jack!!  Hehe. 

Where did your acorn go buddy?
Don't worry I gave it back to him.

I had fun with weird angles.

Finally chomping down on that acorn.

I love that I got a picture of this.  He holds his paws up when they are cold.

Ready for his closeup!

I showed pictures in the last post of how he likes to wrestle with my hand.  When he's worn out that's when he gets cute and cuddly!

He has to be very tired to get to the cuddly stage.

So at one point he got on the ground.....

 I wasn't too worried because he was so young and skittish and if anything scared him he'd run back to me.... however at one point he was on the back of a chair and I got up to go let Jackal in the house... he tried to jump on me as I walked past and missed.  I heard a thud and turned around in time to see him bolt up a tree...... a HUGE oak tree!

I freaked out!  I was terrified because the tree was right next to our house and a building and a bunch of other trees that he could take off into.  I was scared a hawk or cat or even another squirrel would attack him.  I stood helplessly at the bottom, yelling for my hubby.  He came running over and we watched as Jack went to the very end of every single limb, then turned back and went up to the next one.  He got about FIFTY feet up in that tree.  Hubby got me some sunflower seeds while I cried and called to Jack.

Eventually (I have no idea how long it was) he got tired and started making his way down the tree.  It felt like it took an eternity for him to make his way down.  He eventually crawled right into my hand and let me take him inside while he ate his sunflower seeds.  That was the very last time I took him outside intentionally.  He has escaped a couple of other times when people have opened doors, but luckily we've caught him each time.  I'm trying to convince people to stop opening doors when he's out of his cage because it terrifies me.  So it was a happy ending, even though it scared ten years off my life....

Who me?  I would never cause trouble!  ;)

Well that's all for now.  I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the pictures.  I can't get over how adorable this guy is.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Squirrel Spam!

 I hope your internet is fast because I'm about to spam you with a ton of squirrel cuteness!!

These pictures are from October 8th (I haven't had time to edit them) and these were the first pictures I took of Jack with an actual camera instead of a cell phone.  I had so much fun!!  We were sitting outside on the patio furniture so he could soak up some sunshine and so I could take pictures.  I might have to split this into two posts because there are so many.  Enjoy!!

We are Jack's human trees.

 I LOVE closeups of his adorable face.

 Upside down squirrel!

I wish I'd had the camera set up for high speeds.  This is what he looks like most of the time.
His nickname is Sonic/Tasmanian Devil/Velociraptor/etc.  You get the idea hehe.

Jackal supervises.  He likes watching Jack, but he hates being pounced on by him lol.

Speaking of being pounced on... if you see this look... be ready to have a squirrel attached to you.

Three, Two, One, Launch!

He also chews on everything!


Camera straps...

Fingers... sorry it's out of focus.

He loves wrestling!

I hold my hand up to him, while he sizes me up...

Then he pounces. 

He either jumps over my hand and attacks from behind or goes face on like in the above picture.

He's SO cute!  That's all for this post.  The rest of the pictures will be in the next post and there is a hair raising story to go along with it, so be sure to check back.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!! 2017 Reading Challenge?

Jack says Happy New Year and he hopes your year is full of nuts! 

I wanted to share these two pictures hubby sent to me one day when he was working at the house and I was having a bad day at work... these cheered me up so much. :D

These are his two sidekicks!  Always with him when he's working outside.

So I'm undecided about whether I want to do another reading challenge this year... I really want to, but I'm so limited on time these days that I feel like if I do the reading challenge I don't have time to read blogs or do any art... I'm so conflicted!  They have good challenges this year too.  Two of them in fact.

The first one has two stages, so I could do one or the other or both.... it's really not that many books either.

Reading For Fun

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit
4. A book you've already read
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love

Reading For Growth

1. A Newberry Award winner of Honor book
2. A book in translation
3. A book that's more than 600 pages
4. A book of poetry, a play or an essay collection
5. A book of any genre that addresses current events
6. An immigrant story
7. A book published before you were born
8. Three books by the same author
9. A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author
10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending
11. A book nominated for an award in 2017
12. A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner

The second one has a LOT more books to read and looks more challenging... there are some repeats too actually so I don't know if I'd want to do both or mix and match maybe?

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
3. A book of letters
4. An audiobook
5. A book by a person of color
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
7. A book that is a story within a story
8. A book with multiple authors
9. An espionage thriller
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
14. A book involving travel
15. A book with a subtitle
16. A book that's published in 2017
17. A book involving a mystical creature
18. A book you're read before that never fails to make you smile
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine
24. A book set in the wilderness
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
27. A book with a title that's a character's name
28. A novel set in wartime
29. A book with an unreliable narrator
30. A book with pictures
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
32. A book about an interesting woman
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
40. A book you bought on a trip


41. A book recommended by an author you love
42. A bestseller from 2016
43. A book with a family-member term in the title
44. A book that takes place over a character's life span
45. A book about an immigrant of regugee
46. A book from a genre/subgenre that you've never heard of
47. A book with an eccentric character
48. A book that's more than 800 pages
49. A book you got from a used book sale
50. A book that's been mentioned in another book
51. A book about a difficult topic
52. A book based on mythology

I guess I could just read whatever I want this year and just use these as guidelines if I get in a slump or don't know what to read next.  What do you guys think?