And all and I mean all of Whoville sings, rejoicing
Thursday August 12th 2010, 10:07 pm
Filed under: Family,Wildlife

I got permission to post a picture of Rachel, my great-niece.

I took the damaged birdfeeder down yesterday and gave it a good cleaning and disinfecting and let it dry inside overnight.

What was amazing to me is how fast one of the black squirrels figured out, before I did, that it was open season–a couple of hours is all it took: the feeder cage wasn’t going to close down on it now.  Did it make a different sound now when the birds landed? Did it give slightly under their weight and now it didn’t? Did the squirrel remember the short time awhile back when I put it together wrong and they could get at it and what it sounded/looked like then?  I don’t know. But clearly, it had been looking forward to this for a long time and I had made its day. Forget those nuts over there–I’m going in!

Nope. Sorry. Mine.

What made me laugh later was, after thinking how smart the one was for figuring it out so fast, how dumb a sneaking gray one was for trying to gauge jumping distance from the forbidden pole (that they normally really do stay off of)–not quite noticing that, duh, dude, it’ If your friend takes a flying leap, does that mean you have to take a flying leap? Huh? Huh?

Off to the shop.  They replaced the inner tube, it was under warranty, all taken care of, good to go.  Got it home, set it back in its spot, filled it up, walked in the other room, walked back, and it was–well, let’s just say I was no longer the bad Finch who stole Christmas. *Nah-voo dore-ace to you too, guys.

Meantime, I got some knitting done at Purlescence tonight and my hands were doing okay–I tell you, it feels good to be back in the land of the knitting.


*Richard thinks it’s ah-voo dor-ace. Michelle thinks we’re both not quite right. Wikipedia was no help, but I did find the theme song singing here.

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Rachel is a beautiful child. I can see why you enjoyed her so much. She looks like she is ready to explore the entire world!

Comment by Joansie 08.13.10 @ 4:54 am

She’s absolutely adorable! I see someone else has linked to the lyrics… I’m generally not big on cartoons, but who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss?

Comment by Channon 08.13.10 @ 6:27 am

What a sweet expression on the face on little Rachel. And I would have loved to have seen the expression on the face of that gray squirrel. I’m imagining something worth of Wile E. Coyote, after he runs off a cliff.

Comment by twinsetellen 08.13.10 @ 6:38 am

my ears hear it as “va-hoo-dore-ace” — interesting what Dr Seuss says to us adults! (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!!!)

glad to hear you’re back to the land of the knitting — I know it keeps me in the land of sanity

Comment by Bev 08.13.10 @ 6:58 am

What an adorable young lady!

I suspect that when it comes to food, most animals are pretty sharp.

Comment by Don Meyer 08.13.10 @ 9:02 am

Amazing how one hears songs, eh? Do you recall me writing about mother’s childhood interpretation of “Gladly the Cross I’d Bear” as “Gladly, the cross-eyed bear”? She talked a famous toy company into making a cross-eyed bear for her pastor as his retirement gift.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.13.10 @ 1:00 pm

What an adorable little one. I can’t wait to have wee ones around my neck of the woods again. And yes the critters are (mostly) very smart indeed! g

Comment by gMarie 08.13.10 @ 2:34 pm

That’s a seriously adorable baby…

Comment by Lene 08.13.10 @ 5:08 pm

What a cutie!!! I am honored she liked the turtle so well!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.13.10 @ 7:37 pm

Such a cute baby! Glad that you got your beloved feeder fixed, and even more glad that you were able to knit. Life is not quite as enjoyable if we can’t knit… AND I am almost 50 and have ALWAYS wondered exactly what the Who’s were singing that Christmas. Now I know. It’s saved in my favorites! Thanks for that Margo!

Comment by Mary 08.13.10 @ 11:25 pm

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