No…It’s Rocky the flying squirrel. Or, at least, a distant relative.
Even though eight feisty felines live here, we have two incredibly fearless squirrels whose home base is our yard. It is not surprising as we have three bird feeders which are kept full with sunflower seeds. And we all know how much squirrels love the challenge of a birdfeeder.
Some humans get excited, and often even hysterical, when they see a squirrel on their bird feeder. We too get excited, but for the opposing reason. We provide those seeds so the kitties will be constantly entertained by the munching and antics of both the birdies and the squirties.
In the past year, I have shared numerous squirrel photos, many featuring Lisbeth, our resident squirrel aficionado. I even acknowledged National Squirrel Appreciation Day for my friend, Mary Jane, who is “nutty” for squirrels.
(A comment heard from the “peanut” gallery: “Did she just type that? She didn’t really think that was funny did she? Wait, she did it again. She is so lame if she thinks anybody is going to laugh.”)
Not surprisingly, a few days ago, the squirrels were putting on quite a show to amuse those hanging out on the catio. They were chasing each other up, down, around and through the catio-adjacent tree. They were even holding paws with the tree trunk between them.
Prior to that, however, they were doing some high wire tricks. Mind you, the kitties can do these same tricks and often do when they see a particularly nommy bug on the screen. They just can’t do them upside down and spread-eagle like the squirrels!
After much ado by both cats and squirrels, all went to their own corners for…what else…naps, of course.
By clicking on the squirrels tag below, you should be able to see most of those photos and posts.
We loved the pictures of that acrobatic squirrel!
Squirrels! let me tell you…. squirrels are nuts. I live with eleven other cats and every now and then, a squirrel comes visitin’ here, too. Nuts, I tell you. Squirrels are… well… their behaviour is crazier than a squirrel makin’ nut pies. And that’s pretty nuts.
I am “nutty” about squirrels! They are quite entertaining and ingenious creatures. Maggie, our Jack Russell, enjoys watching the squirrels at our bird feeders. I call it the “Maggie Show.” Is it permissible to mention a d-o-g on a cat blog?
Wow guys I love your catio! Looks like some great entertainment you’ve got there too! To be honest, those squirrels are trouble! We used to see some squirrels at the vet hospital I worked at and they are on my top 5 scariest animals to work with list lol.
Those are some crazy pants squirrels! We love squirrels. The mom and dad-guy always make sure to put food out for them when they feed the birdies.
I love this. I always celebrate National Squirrel Day. We have actual squirrel feeders along with our bird feeders. This ia a great post!
We love squirrels! Back when we had a bird feeder, we had it for the squirrels as much as the birds. Whatever added entertainment value. The head peep stopped filling the feeder when the local bird and squirrel population was going through its contents within two hours. We sure do miss the extra programming on the Bird TV.
OMC. We would’ve come outta our FUR SUITS if a squirrel did that here! Maybe it’s a good thing we don’t have squirrels. 13 naked cats is prolly too many.
Squirrels and birds…what would we do without them?! 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
I have never seen a squirrel! They look like a banquet!! 😉
Squirrels are crazy! And they make for great TV.
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We sure love to watch those squirrels too…andnthe birds of course!
Wow. All we get to watch are fat boring pigeons.
Wow, that is some awesome high definition Squirrel TV!!MOL…We have Bunny TV here, but wish we had your channel too!…Happy Friday, dear friends…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat
Hi janet & kitties 8: We have one black squirrel left here named Fuzzy plus 3 Chipmunks: Cheeks; Chester & Tiny….they provide us with quite a show almost daily plus all the birds at the feeder…I made shure the feeder was in line with the bedroom window so Nylablue would have ‘bird n rodent TV’, lol….what we do for your felines!
Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xo
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every once in a while we get one on our balcony. mom usually knows when Junior starts chattering at them 🙂
We (me AND Sammy both) adore squirrels. Sam finds them fascinating and loves to “chatter” with them…..I just think they’re VERY clever and wish they’d quite devouring every single bird feeder I get (my fault for getting ones made out of plastic bits that apparently are quite nommy to squirrels!!). Anyway, they keep us entertained so we “get” the squirrel appreciation thing for sure!
Pam and Sam
I love watching how intense kitties get when they are stalking prey — even if they are behind a screen and not able to get to them!
Hi guy! (thirteen paws waving)..thanks for visiting us,now we are visiting you It’s lovely to meet new friends…we’re going to get to know all about you..its going to be fun, we just know it!
The REAL Maple Syrup Mob and Mummy Janey at The Maple Syrup Mob
Ditto here!! Love the squirrels and their antics. We have mature trees also so lots of birds and squirrels to watch, as we have feeders in both our front and back yards. Sure wish we had a catio though! Man would all my guys like that!
Oh my stars! LOL! Those squirrels are living on the edge flying by all those kitties I think!!
Very fun shots. I could be entertained all day watching something like that.
Happy weekend to all of the kitties and you Janet!
I am sooooooo happy to know that I am NOT the only one who LOVES SQUIRRELS! I absolutely hate when I hear them referred to as “tree rats”
They are adorable, hard working and quite clever, they are far brighter than people give them credit for.
I also had celebrated National Squirrel Appreciation Day quite some time ago and I have a pinterest page devoted to squirrels!!
Thank you for sharing your food with them!