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    The very worst enemy

    My husband and I have faced many a foe in the past few months. Hospitalization. Natural disaster. Unemployment.

    None, though, have been as frustrating for my husband as the following, the enemy who most regularly gets my hubby's briefs, er, boxers in a bunch.

    See for yourself:

    squirrel on bird feeder
    You thought you could stop me?

    squirrel on bird feeder
    I don't think so, buddy!

    squirrel on bird feeder

    squirrel on bird feeder
    Whatcha gonna do about THAT!?

    Pity the foolish squirrel who provokes my husband in such a manner, leaping onto the bird feeder Jim so fastidiously fastened in what seemed out of the critters' reach.

    Pity, too, the unsuspecting conversationalist who witnesses Jim, mid-sentence, suddenly bound from his chair and dash to the window muttering <cussing> <cusser> <cussedy> <cuss> intent on scaring away the taunting little turd stealing seeds meant for birds.

    (That conversationalist typically being me... left to recover from a near heart attack as Jim frantically freaks out on his very worst foe.)

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    Not funny! You know God put those
    tree rats on earth to torment me!

    November 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJim

    I understand your husband's frustration. I feed the birds as well and there's nothing more upsetting than the squirrels stealing the food. I use Safflower seeds now. The squirrels hate them. Yes, I saw a squirrel beat himself on the head when he ate one. Victory is mine!

    November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda

    Oh, that little devil.

    November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLux

    That is just too funny! You have to tell Jim to be nice to the squirrel! He needs to be fed, too! I guess I have a soft spot for squirrels as we didn't have any for so long. We now have 2 that I see often - Sammy and Sally. So funny because you go one mile from here to Jenna's neighborhood and they are everywhere!

    November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc
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