Sunday, January 13, 2013

Meet Mr. Goop - The Gluttonous Squirrel

As I was making my coffee this morning, I looked out the kitchen window and saw Mr. Goop hanging out in the tree with a frozen hot dog!! (The high today was 16º!!) I wonder where he found it. The only thing I can think is I live in a neighborhood with other Mr. Goops who tossed their leftovers. LOL I am constantly seeing squirrels in my yard with big wads of food and can't for the life of me figure out where they're getting it.

Textures thanks to Pixel Dust: Virtually Vintage
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I remember learning this poem about manners when I was young and every time I encounter gluttony or poor manners, it comes back.

Just a couple close-ups here since the details are a bit hard to see in the collage.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and finding a good treat to eat!


  1. Great details in your close ups. I hope that hot dog is only frozen, it loos kinda moldy.

  2. A frozen hotdog that is a new one. We always 4 or 5 squirrels around our bird feeder in the back yard.

  3. Squirrels are just fun subjects!!! They love to pose!! Thanks for stopping by my place and saying hello, I really appreciate it.

  4. That is funny! It looks like he's smoking a cigar! I never heard that poem before but I bet my granddaughter Quinn would love it!

  5. This is absolutely hilarious, Lissa!!
    It's almost as big as he is.
    So glad you saw this, as it is such a perfect photograph.
    A whole hot dog....hmmmm, he's got a stash somewhere!
    Happy Monday to you!

  6. Love it...the pictures and the poem! Funny!!

  7. I didn't realize squirrels could be carnivorous! Hey, when you're hungry you'll eat just about anything, eh?

    I LOVE to watch the squirrel drama unfolding daily in our yard, and we - my husband mainly - keeps them fed.

    Loved the poem too. :D


  8. That's hysterical Lissa!Where are they coming up with their stash of food?? It makes me think of one of those kids movies where the animals talk and have a little society!

  9. How funny! Poor little squirrel, having to eat frozen food!


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