Saturday, October 26, 2013

Little thief, big thief

Little thief...
I was finishing up the colourwork hat this morning when Miss Peno suddenly ran to the back door, tail twitching away. I look over and caught the sight of a black, bushy tail.
 That bucket with the blue lid is where I keep the bird seed.
It's squirrel proof, but it took a little while for this little guy to figure that out. He eventually gave up, but when I went to fill the bird feeder, I put some seed along the ledge for him (and Peno.)

Not the greatest picture - it's pouring rain, and opening the door would just scare him off. But I think I'm going to have to keep some seed there all winter - Peno loves the entertainment.

Big thief...
I looked out my front door this morning and noticed something missing from my garden. The pretty little Mum that housed the spider was gone.

Now that Mum sat in a pot, not two feet away from the garden for almost three weeks. No one touched it. I plant it in the garden and someone steals it? Really?

Update: I found the Mum... tossed a little ways down the street. Thank you, Garden Vandals.

7 comments:

Nancy Kay said...

What good entertainment for your cat! I enjoyed seeing the picture of the squirrel at the sill!

Someone took a mum plant from your garden??? What the heck???

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Someone ripped out and stole an entire row of cedars from the house on the corner. Good grief!

Rachelle said...

I just don't get why people would do that.

Dee said...

Seriously? What the heck is wrong with people???????

Is that a BLACK squirrel? I don't think I've every seen one.

Debbie said...

People are stealing plants? That's just crazy. I lost a pumpkin last night but I know it was a deer. They took a big bite out of it and then spit it all over my outside table and chairs and then must have stood on it. What a mess.
That is an adorable squirrel. I'd have to feed it too. I used to make peanut butter sandwiches for ours-until the outside cats started eating them. The squirrels-not the sandwiches.

kathy b said...

Aww sorry about the vandals. That's a halloween trick that is not necessary!

bittenbyknittin said...

LOL at Debbie's comment!