Daily Photo Reprise:The Chipmunk Drama, 2012

three black cats looking out window
The drama begins with intent stares and lashing tails.

An exciting moment in the lives of three black cats.

Mimi was already at the window, Mr. Sunshine joined her and Giuseppe leaped off my lap when she sent out the wordless, soundless signal that only cats can understand that something was outside on the porch that needed to be stared at.

two cats and chipmunk
A chipmunk!

It’s a chipmunk! Those sleek little critters with their racing stripes and remote-control antenna tails straight up in the air when they run inhabit my yard and have tortured generations of cats with their darting about in plain sight.

two cats and chipmunk
Mimi and Mr. Sunshine focus in.

Mimi thinks to herself, I raised all my babies on chipmunks except these four. Maybe they’ll have to have a little taste…if I could only get out there…

black cat with chipmunk
Mimi remembers feeding her babies chipmunks…

Meanwhile, the chipmunk is stuffing his cheeks with fallen maple tree seed clusters, totally unconcerned about what is happening around him, and probably enjoying the fact that three cats are staring at him but can’t get to him.

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The little guy has no idea the thoughts being had about him by three intent cats.

And while our spring last year was a little accelerated, just to give you an idea of how far our season is behind this spring the maple tree buds are just beginning to open, nowhere near the time they drop their immature whirlybirds for the chipmunks!


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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise:The Chipmunk Drama, 2012

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm
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    They definitely have the perfect spot for some chipmunk TV. We ses these little guys sometimes in other neighborhoods but not ours. This guy was probably pretty glad he wasn’t anybodies lunch. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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    • April 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm
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      Janet, they live under our porch! Some felines actually get tired of watching them.

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