I have mentioned before that our pooch is sick and may not be long for this world. It is funny how many times that I have actually said that "this is it"....then she lives for another year. I am grateful we still have her and the boys are thrilled that they have their dog.
Since we know that the inevitable is coming, we got them transition pets. Yes, I bribed the squirrels to come to our yard by giving them critter food and peanuts. I am so smart; free pets that do not come in the house! I can't take the credit on this one. My mother is a squirrel fanatic and she has had "pet" squirrels for years.
They boys have a blast feeding their squirrels. They even have named them. The white one is "Pigger" and the gray one is "Alvin". Pigger is named after his Grandmothers beloved squirrel that would frequent her begging for peanuts. Pigger unfortunately had an early demise as it came face to face with the grill of a car. My mother still gets weepy thinking about her. Alvin is named after Alvin the Chipmunk. After 15 minutes of arguing with a 4 year old that squirrels were not chipmunks....I gave up and we had an Alvin.
These little bastards are greedy hoarders. My husband put a block of critter food out there for them to enjoy. As soon as we were out of their sight, "Alvin" was dragging the entire block of food away. That got my hubby fired up and he went out there to nailed it to the fence. All I am saying is that we have some crazy ass squirrels because he broke the block free and took it far far away. Now they are on a diet of peanuts and they come to the deck begging for them. What did we start????!!! Clearly we have too much time on our hands.
Enjoy the creepy pet pictures below.....
PIGGER SNEAKING UP ON THE FOOD
ALVIN (MAYBE ALVINA??? LOOKS LIKE SHE HAS A RACK)