It is definitely fall in Minnesota and this year it is definitely a fall with Fred! If you follow me on my blog, facebook or twitter, you may remember a few months back I did a post on our squirrel friend Fred. He turned out to be a very unreliable squirrel until recently. We rarely saw Fred over the summer but now that fall is setting in, Fred it seems, has moved into our yard. Mom puts out bird food in the feeder in front of my window – says it is so the cats can watch birds but I think it is really for Fred. The cats sit in the window sometimes but mostly
it is my window. He knows where to get a free meal and from the looks of him these days, he is far from starving! We also have some trees and bushes out front with berries that he seems to really enjoy munching on.
We have lived in our house almost 5 years now. When we first moved from Gramma’s home in paradise (she lives in a wooded area with critters everywhere) to our new house in a newer development there were no squirrels and we were a bit sad. Mom said to just wait as everyone was planting trees and
stuff and eventually squirrels will come. Well, it appears that mom was right again! We are seeing less rabbits and more squirrel. Fred seems to really like our largest tree out front for hiding, and we are hoping he builds a nest and brings his wife, time will tell.
Since I am in the window most of the day, I always alert Katie when Fred comes by. She comes racing over to join me and we bark and howl, I go crazy and knock everything off my bench but Fred does not care, he knows we are inside. When mom takes us out front to walk that darn Fred climbs the tree next to the house and goes up on our roof so we can’t get him. I so want to smell and feel his fur in my nose and mouth but it is not looking like that will happen. Enough blogging for now, I have to get back to my post and check on Fred. I think fall with Fred is my favorite season!
This short video shows how wild Katie and I get when Fred gets up close!