Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Friend Jack

I'd like to introduce you to my little buddy, 'Outback Jack'.  He got his name because he lives outback, behind the cottage. :o)  I have been feeding Jack peanuts all summer, and unlike Tim, the timid chipmunk (naming these little guys is a little obvious LOL), Jack has become very comfortable about sitting on my lap and visiting.  He allows me to stroke him while he takes peanuts from my hand, and sometimes he lingers and just enjoys the attention.

Yesterday while sitting out on the deck Jack, came for a visit.  Unfortunately, I had no peanuts left, but I did have my iPhone so while Jack enjoyed a back rub, I decided to catch the moment on film. 
 I hope you enjoy this short video clip of Jack getting his back rub!



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36 comments:

  1. I have never heard of a pet squirrel.What a precious addition to the family...and the video is just too cute. I have always had a place in my heart for these little guys and will cut my steering wheel to not hit one on the road. genie

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    1. Thanks Genie. He's actually a chipmunk. They're smaller than squirrels and seem to be a lot more friendly! My dog has accepted him and doesn't bother with him although she still chases the red squirrels. I'm not sure how she knows the difference. It seems she knows that the little guys with stripes are off limits since they're my friends.

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  2. Great close up!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thanks Gary. I hope you enjoyed the video too.

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  3. oh my goodness!!! What a unique blessing.. he sits and lets you pet him?? Too cute!

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  4. What an adorable little guy! The video is amazing. I can't even get my cat to sit on my lap.

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    1. Ironically Pat, I can't get my cat to sit on my lap either.

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  5. That is amazing. We don't have chipmunks in the wild in the UK but big old squirrels. They are no where near as cute as this little buy.

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Thanks Molly. Chipmunks are so much cuter than squirrels. They've got great little personalities.

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  6. This is too sweet! I had no idea that a chipmunk would be so comfortable with a human!

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    1. I really think this little guy is an exception. There are others I can hand feed but he's the only one that will lay down for a back rub.

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  7. How precious, and to think he just get's up on your lap even when peanuts are not available.

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  8. Linda it's so beautiful ... is it a chipmunk?? I watched the video but the photo is so precious. I could see it blown up on a canvas and looking super. Will it come by you if you have visitors or has it just gotten used to you. Food talks all languages doesn't it?!

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    1. Thanks Carole. Yes, he's a chipmunk and he doesn't mind if we have company. He's really quite a character!

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  9. That picture is awesome! He looks like he has a spunky attitude :)

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  10. Awesome photo of the chipmunk! He seems enjoying having a back rub!

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    1. Thank you Nina. Jack's not your average chipmunk! I'm really enjoying him.

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  11. I love my chipmunk but he won't let me give him a backrub. Great post1

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    1. Thanks. I think Jack may be one of a kind. :o)

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  12. How cute! I can't believe he has become so friendly and unafraid.

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    1. Yes, he's quite the funny character! Thanks for your visit.

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    1. Thanks Tamar. Your expression gives me a smile and reminds me of my childhood! Jack certainly is a funny little pet.

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  14. That is the cutest thing...ever!

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  15. This is awesome!!!!! Great shot. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. He's pretty adorable isn't he!

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  16. That is wonderful!! I wish I had a pet squirrel ;) Thank you so much for linking up with Love Bug's Photo Show Off! I hope you link again this week!

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    Amy

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    1. Thanks Amy. I'm certainly enjoying this silly little chipmunk!

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