Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Chipmunk Gang

I suppose I’m not alone in loving the Apple Dumpling Gang back in the day…remember that Disney gang?  I used to love Tim Conway in that role with Don Knotts.  We had a gang of our own when we were at the cabin and they were a comedy routine let me tell you!  We didn’t see much for big game except for one moose but for what the chipmunks lacked in size the made up for in personality.  These were a very small variety…so small in fact that they liked to get up in the tall grass while they chewed on the seeds and nuts they could find or that we gave them.  I loved looking down from the deck to watch these amusing little fellows move about their day.  Usually I find the smaller variety of chipmunk to be more skittish but these let me get quite close to photograph them.  Good things really do come in small packages!  Notice those little paws!  They could open any seed with those and their tiny little teeth.  Today I spent much of the day at the garage with the car yet again.  I think we may have found the issue.  My dad can get the part via Napa where he works…he loves working part time and getting parts at a huge discount.  This is a small package to solve what I thought was a big problem…so once again the Chipmunk Gang’s motto:  good things comes in small packages is shown to be true

14 comments:

  1. The chipmunks are so cute. Great pictures Joe.
    What a break that you dad can get the part for the car at a better price.

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  2. chip chip
    chatter.... chatter....

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  3. Had a chipmunk get into the school when I worked there and the principal was there with her dog. The dog took after it and caught it. Never saw her move so fast as she managed to get to the dog and rescue the little fellow and let him back outside.

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  4. How cute. We had a squirrel, when I was little, at a cabin in Upper Peninsula, MI, that used to come and take peanuts (in the shell) right from out hands. Every year we looked forward to seeing our little friend and he seemed to be there for many years. I remember being devastated when we'd heard he'd died one year.

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  5. Hi Joe,

    Love your pictures, best chipmunk ones I have seen.

    God Bless you and your family. Nita.

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  6. Those look just like the chipmunks around our place. They eat all the bird seeds that fall on the ground and in turn feed our cats a good study supply of wild healthy meat for the summer. They would over run us if the cats didn't thin them out. Glad to hear your car problems are being worked out. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Carrie

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  7. I enjoy seen the chipmunk yours,
    I never have in here except got to the Zoo.
    And I guess we have a lots wild rabbits in our place it would be nice to have one of your chipmunk:-)
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. love this post Joe.. and love those little creatures.. dont see them much around here.. and when I do.. they are so fast its impossible to get a picture of them.. glad you were able to.. as they are such funny little things..
    snowed here this morning.. it was beautiful to watch the snow fall.. always is when it first starts.. before the cold enters ones bones..
    good that you found the problem with your car.. and can get it fixed at a good price..
    keep warm.. enjoy the weekend.. and this wonderful cold beauty falling from the sky..
    hugs..

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  9. I love thise little suckers! Great pictures of them too!

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  10. I had to come back to see them again. Love those little guys.

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  11. He is so cute. Wonderful capture of this little critter. I always have a problem with these guy and other things also.
    Hope all is well and hi to all on FB

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  12. They are very like our Lena"s Joe.
    cute animals and so busy busy lol

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  13. I never get to see these cute little critters.

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  14. Hey Joe in case you didnt know I move my blog but I have a feeling you know.
    Blessing my dear Friend.

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