Friday, June 22, 2012

Rascal the Squirrel

I have a little friend. That friend's name is Rascal. Rascal is a squirrel.

 
 

True story. Rascal lives somewhere around the historic Boise house that I work in. I see her daily. About a year ago (when my office was downstairs), she used to perch on my window sill and say hello every day.

One day, I walked outside, clicked my tongue a couple of times (it's our method of communication), and she came over to say hi. I gave her a few peanuts that I set out in a little dish for her to eat. Over time, she started getting more and more friendly, and now she eats out of my hand.

These pictures were just taken this morning. She was waiting on the front porch for me when I got to work. In fact, she's probably still out there waiting for more peanuts.

Also—In the third photo Rascal was testing my finger for it's food-like properties. Yes. She totally nibbled my finger. Weird.

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28 comments:

Alli from Life on LeRoy said...

Oh my gosh! I need a rascal in my life!! SO cute!

Jamie♥ said...

awh so cute I love squirrels! <3
-Jamie

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Kayla fromSealedWithAKay said...

Great photos! So cute! I wonder what happened to her ear, poor thing!

Wishing you a happy weekend Aunie!

xo Kayla

Leigh-Ellen said...

I wrote about my fear of squirrels just this week in my sponsor info for artsy anthropology! I've run into some very angry squirrels in my time. This one seems adorable.

Michelle @ Run Faster Mommy said...

THAT is adorable. This makes me miss my dog. :(

Kerrie said...

this is my dream. I'm not even kidding. I wanted to cry when I saw this post! I have a serious love for squirrels. I always break, swerve, nearly wreck any time one even THINKS about crossing in front of me on the road. Thanks for making my day :)

Nicole Porter said...

haha those pictures are killing me! lov it

Melissa Enault said...

awwww that is seriously awesome!! so cute!!

Brigitte said...

That last picture made me laugh out loud!!! :D

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

You're like a modern day Snow White! Now you just need to teach Rascal how to help you around the office.

Stephine said...

Too awesome!

hairbowsandbutter said...

Such a cute little guy! Thanks for hosting the link up too! (Maybe next week we could co-host?

hairbowsandbutter said...

Such a cute little guy! Thanks for hosting the link up too! (Maybe next week we could co-host?

Beckie said...

So very very cute and sweet! At San Jose State we had two species of squirrels on campus and one of them (that look like Rascal) was super-duper friendly. They would approach you just like this. So one day I was sitting around eating some cheez-its, and a particular squirrel kept coming over so I gave him Cheez-its until we had finished off my bag. So cute! I'm amazed this one let you take pictures though. I'd think the noise would scare him away!

Taylor Grace said...

Between yesterdays run in with that squirrel, and the close up photos you provided. I'm quite sure I'm going to have nightmares tonight...

Allyson Butler said...

Squirrels are seriously adorable...but the ones around here are not that friendly!

Janna Bogert said...

I had a pet squirrel when I was little and it used to watch tv on my shoulder! One of these days, I will have to find the pictures to prove it. Rascal is a cutie!

elizalouise.bell said...

are you feeding her honey roasted peanuts!?

Sammantha said...

besides the fact that she might have rabies - she is adorable and i want a squirrel friend now! lol

Rachel said...

I love squirrels and have always wanted to get that close to one- people think I'm crazy though!

Julie Marie said...

ok, set aside the fact that you are totally cute. this is the cutest post ever.. you know, just because... xoxo =)

{Grace} said...

oh. my. gosh.

THAT IS SO CUTE!!!

If you ever get bored of 'em just ship him to me;)

ginanorma said...

THAT is incredible!!! Kudos to you for approaching a sweet wild animal like this, that's so so cool and commendable, wow. Love this post, so glad you shared this with us...still can't believe it. And it's the same squirrel??

Crystal said...

That last picture of Rascal had me cracking up, so funny! My little squirrel buddy got hit by a car right in front of our sidewalk :( made me so sad.

Nicole Marie said...

I have several squirrel friends :)

Crissy said...

Awww this is adorable haha

Lauren Bryant said...

you are a squirrel whisperer! maybe even an animal whisperer...i mean, you've caught lizards with your bare hands. this is ridiculously cool and i really want to feed the ones i see around the local university's quad. even though some look like they've had enough peanuts for a lifetime - haha!

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

I'm now determined to befriend a squirrel...the pictures were so stinkin cute!

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