Think of a caption for the photo below and you could win yourself a box of brownies…It seems I’ve made a new friend, or an enemy, I’m not quite sure which yet.
For the past few days I have noticed a squirrel running over the walls and around the courtyard. I think he can smell the peanut butter brownies wafting from the oven! I know some of my neighbours often comment about the delicious smells coming from my home.
This pesky little squirrel doesn’t seem to have any fears about walking right up to the back door and almost ventured into the utility room had I not seen it.
When I was much younger we used to have a squirrel come to our patio doors and take nuts from our hands, the next minute we knew – there was a nest of them chewing through the wooden beams and rafters in the roof and scampering around during the night causing havoc and keeping you all awake. My Dad managed to block the gap under the eaves with metal so they didn’t return (after the babies had all moved out as we are a bit soft).
Some months later a young couple knocked on the door at 2am shaking with fear asking if they could borrow the phone as they had a burglar up in their attic making all sorts of commotion. My Mum said it was probably a squirrel, but they were reluctant to believe that squirrel could make such a commotion, so my mum let them call the police from her phone before they went back to await at the front of their gate…..as we thought, no burglars. Just lots of squirrels! The police must have loved writing that report out!
Anyway, as soon as I told my sister that this squirrel was tapping at my back door trying to get at my brownies, she came running round with a bottle of squirrel repellent. My sister, who lives 2 doors down from me and being an avid gardener, has had to pick out empty peanut shells on numerous occasions from her beautiful plants so is extremely keen to get rid of this pest.
Well, as you can see from the below photo, after spraying my entire garden and all around the back door with this “squirrel repellent”, the squirrel was back….
So many words came to mind! Some are unprintable! Therefore – I’ve decided to hold a competition to find the best caption for this photo. Put your caption here, or on the HaveCake Facebook Page and in 14 days I will decide which is the cleverest, wittiest, funniest caption and after I’ve had a good chuckle I will send a box of brownies over to the winner.
Winner to be decided on 12.06.12 x