Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Our Pet Chipmunk

Sometimes I feel as though we really do have an enchanted garden, and the other afternoon was a perfect example. While it's not very big or fancy, our little backyard is filled with a variety of birds and little critters scampering about. And we've made some "enchanting" friends back there.

One day last week hubby and I sat back there and spent quite a bit of time with one of our "Chips," seen here taking peanuts from me.

Not wanting to play favorites, Chip divided his time equally between hubby and me.

We all hung out, just chit-chatting, admiring the garden, and enjoying a glorious summer day.

After a while, Chip decided he'd like to choose his own peanuts.

He may be small, but he's got a mighty big appetite!

A bit later, while tossing peanuts on the patio for Chip and some of his friends, one peanut ended up in the waterfall fountain.

Our little Chip wasn't about to let a bit of water stop him from retrieving that tasty tidbit, as evidenced by this short video:

video

I've made a set of "steps" by placing rocks, from small to large, along the inside edge of the lower level as it's a bit deep for small animals and birds and I want to make sure they're able to get out if they ever fall in. Chip was smart enough to climb down those rocks in order to reach his peanut. That's my boy!

Wishing you all enchanted gardens filled with magical little creatures!

I'm linking to Tracie's Cottage Garden Party at the lovely Fishtail Cottage
and Cindy's Show & Tell Friday at the lovely My Romantic Home this week.

Donna

16 comments:

Debbie V. said...

Thank you for the delightful post.

Anne said...

Donna little chipmunk was so cute. What a character.

Donna said...

What a cute little booger!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Donna, love seeing your chips, and that video is so cute!! Your backyard looks heavenly!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

So sweet and enchanted!

Paula said...

Chip is very cute!

LoriU said...

Oh my gosh how cute he sits right on your leg!!

Susan said...

Donna, that's a riot. Didn't know the little wild creatures would eat peanuts right out of your hand. That was amazing. Susan

Pat said...

How lucky you are to have little Chip. One of my favorite memories as a child is going to Colorado for vacations, and feeding the chipmunks at the cabin. Here at home the dogs are constantly chasing the chipmunks as they run up the downspouts!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I love chipmunks, and this wonderful post! The video shows how smart he is, too. My favorite picture is of him in the huge basket of peanuts--that had to have been chipmunk heaven for him!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh how cute....I would get so attached...

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Oh how adorable! I love the chipmunks and Chip is so sweet. :)
Visiting you from Fishtail Cottage

Shabby chic Sandy said...

This is adorable!

Fishtail Cottage said...

How fun! are you not afraid that it might bite you? i'd be so nervous...but so excited at the same time to participate in feeding your little friends. Thanks so much for sharing this over here at Fishtail Cottae! xoxo, tracie

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

PRICELESS!

Sue
xo

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Donna!

Chip looks like he's in Chipmunk Heaven in that bowl of nuts - too cute for words. I think you must have the most special soft touch with animals... what a special talent!

I'm sharing this blog with my friend Marie at this time. Please stop by and say Hi!

Hugs, "Edie" (Sherry of Edie Marie's Attic)