Monday, September 26, 2011

Say hello to my little friend!


My husband had a bright idea. And it actually worked. He held completely still with a hand full of corn. Eventually our little friend darted up and bravely filled her cheeks. And those cheeks can hold at least 16 corn kernels. Luckily my husband just happens to have 100 pounds of corn sitting around. The mother load! No wonder the chippers love us so much.



























































Now I gave it a try. Success! It was pretty fun to feel her little hands leaning on mine. So cute.

















Stuffed cheeks, brave hearts and full dens. (My Friday Night Lights theme for chipmunks)



























































































UPDATE!: A few days later I was sitting outside on a deck chair. I had my feet up and was focused on a drawing project. I noticed our little friend was hanging around. All of a sudden she jumped up on my feet, looked at me and silently pleaded for more corn. I couldn't believe how brave she was. No photos of this event. But it definitely put a smile on my face.




16 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh Sharon .... Oh my Furry Friend visited you. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

You can check out on my side bar " Sugar's Furry Friend ... book is almost over and it is gratifying to be involve with the illustrations. Golden Woofs

Linda Hensley said...

So cute!! Really nice photos. I'm feeling a sudden urge to draw chipmunks :)

Wanda..... said...

You just made a friend for life, Sharon. Maybe I should buy some corn and try it with our chipmunks!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your husband has made a friend for life. They, like elephants, never seem to forget. They are also worth the time to study. I found them, and the way they create underground homes, to be interesting.

The corn is not cracked so the heart is in each kernel and it will want to grow when the time comes. You may have several stalks growing where they dropped the seed.

Nina Crittenden said...

Oh my goodness, there photos are too cute! I would love a little chippy friend, too! :)

Anne said...

Aww! that is so sweet! I remember when I was a kid, a neighbor used to feed a squirrel like that. He even had a name. Maybe, you need to give this little chipmonk a name.

Carol............. said...

Terrific pictures! What a sweet little face munching on the corn...so it looks like you made a new friend!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I just adore chipmunks and this was too cute!!

You must have the magic touch!

DJan said...

Oh, how terminally CUTE she is! And those cheeks filled with corn are just so sweet to look at. You made me smile, too!!

AL said...

Aww cute little hands, I love to look at the way your little friends held your hand.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

How sweet the little chipmunk is,, oh i know it would just tickle me to have it come touch me
love
tweedles

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my goodness, she is so cute. I love those chubby little cheeks. It sounds like you have a permanent deck guest.

Au and Target said...

What a little cutie!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Love chipmunks! We have some in our yard. I love how they scurry around. Jealous that you got one so close!

I used to bop them blueberries when I would eat lunch outside! And they would catch them like they were goalies! haha! :)

anjoe playhouse said...

What a friend you two got there :-D
...and luckely I see that you still are very creativ with the drawings!
Have a great weekend ;-)

Hilary said...

They're wonderful little critters, aren't they? We've considered luring Patio Bob to eating from our hands. I know we could do it but there are so many hawks and other predatory creatures around Frank's area, that we'd rather Patio Bob remain nervous and a bit less trusting.. just for his own sake. But I'd sure love to hold the little fart. They're such cute creatures. Nicely done, Sharon.. thanks for sending me this link. :)