When I opened the door this morning there were all kinds of little paw prints in the snow outside my door. It’s going to be horribly cold the next two days (15 below temps or somewhere around there — seriously when it gets that cold it doesn’t matter if its 15 below or 19 below — it’s just going to be a darn cold walk to the bus stop Monday. The schools have already closed on Monday in anticipation). Anyway, I finally remembered to bring home the birdfeeder one of my bosses gave me (because a secret elf told him my other one had broken). So I dumped the last of the seed in to keep the birds fed in the cold and refilled the other one.
This visitor, which showed up about noon, I think is trying to figure out whether or not it’s possible to take a flying leap off that fence and land on the feeder. But, if he tries he will be bitterly disappointed to find that the new feeder is squirrel proof. LOL If he’s tricky he can still manage to get seed out of the old one but not the new one.
Here is his buddy, who is cleaning up seed that fell to the ground from the other feeder.
The birds at that feeder are very messy.
But check out the third photo
Do you see that hole in the snow. That is a squirrel hideyhole. I don’t know if there’s food stashed in it or if a squirrel thought he had found something, but just before I took this photo a squirrel head popped up out of it and went running off.
They can’t be too undernourished because they were some very fat squirrels.
Just a reminder that sign ups for the Dog Pound Pal Adoption Society project close on January 25, 2014. All information for this BOM type project are at the button in the sidebar. Just today I sent an private email out to about 10 people who have not completed the sign up process for various reasons – either:
(1) they just contacted me in the last day or two and haven’t had time to respond (that’s fine – I just wanted to include everyone all in one email.)
(2) they left a comment on the blog but did not follow the signup process — which requires you send me a private email at the email address listed – not just leave a comment.
(3) you emailed me, I responded with the question you must answer in order to get the password, but you have not yet replied to me with the answer to the question.
If you fall into any of these categories, you have not signed up for this project and you will not be allowed to play along with the gang unless you rectify that by January 25. That email (and this blog post) are the only warnings you will get that you are not signed up. If you do not have a password, you are not signed up.
I just don’t want any whining or complaining or claiming I’m being unfair by anyone who bought the pattern but then did not follow the signup process or did not do it timely. The information on how to do this has all been out there since the project was announced so the ball is in your court to correctly complete this process or be left out.
Any for anyone who is still on the fence, plenty of time to still join in with us.
The following is a list of adoptive parents for the Dog Pound Pals who are fully signed up to play has of today. If you believe you are fully signed up but your name does not appear on the list, please email me. Hopefully I have not massacred anyone’s names – some I had to glean from email addresses so I may have them a bit off.