April 6, 2017

The Adventures of Blondie and Grayie.

This was just before Blondie suddenly flipped around...

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... jumped over Grayie and took off running down the wire...


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... with Grayie in hot pursuit and, when he got too close, Blondie fluffing her tail in his face to add a level of difficulty to his dogged — squirreled — effort to prove his worth. The Adventures of Blondie and Grayie have been going on for weeks — just outside the window I'm usually sitting in front of when I write this blog.

47 comments:

Static Ping said...

In these parts, the gray squirrels and chipmunks are fighting a battle for supremacy, one acorn at a time.

3rdGradePB_GoodPerson said...

Above ground utilities are an eyesore.

rehajm said...

We've had both a black one and a white one in the last few years. Not albino but white!

Fox squirrels freak me out.

buwaya said...

Territory or mating.
Either involves chasing.
Its Spring, not their usual mating season but who knows.

buwaya said...

Or even the squirrels have picked up the human decadence and are trying to mate out of season.
Perverts.

CWJ said...

Hothouse,

They way you describe it, it sounds like the mating dance of the Fox squirrels where we lived in Indiana. I've seen the jump over time and time again. Even though I'm a male, I say go Blondie. Don't give it up for anyone.

CWJ said...

Hothouse autocorrect for Althouse? Really?

David Begley said...

For years, Council Bluffs, Iowa exclusively had black squirrels. Then one winter the Missouri River froze over about 20 years ago and some migrated to Omaha. Now we have a growing black squirrel population but the brown ones remain the majority.

And last week I saw 20 wild turkeys 20 yards from Omaha's main east-west street.

Laslo Spatula said...

I love squirrels. I have conversations with the ones in my neighborhood.

Who know? It might be awhile for the next Althouse post. Maybe watch a movie for awhile.

Uncle Bennie Is Coming Home From Prison Limited Run Private Show.

I am Laslo.

Johnny Sokko said...

Ahem, did you just assume their genders?

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Inga said...

I forgot to close my garage door one night, the next morning I went to take out a bag of garbage. I probably jumped higher than the two squirrels that jumped out of the garbage can. The lid is made out of plastic, heavy weight though. How they lifted that lid is a mystery. Maybe a racoon helped them.

Tarrou said...

RAAAAAAAAAAAPE!



The feminist shrieked

Alex said...

I guess Wisconsin is not getting underground power anytime soon.

chickelit said...

Those dominant male phenotypes are always chasing the recessive female ones.

Marc Puckett said...

Walking back from the grocery store one day last week, I noticed a grey squirrel sitting atop the wooden yard fence: it was naked of fur (hair? fur?) except for a small tuft here and there. Took me by surprise and it was a second or two before I realised what it was. Had the disconcerting impression that it would have peered at me for as long as I continued to peer at it, so after five minutes I went on my way.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Good God she gave Laslo the much-anticipated OP.

Not Ophilia crab, commonly referred to as "O P ' s" on the Discovery Show Deadliest Catch with that guy that is blue collar but a ballet dude too, but not like Barry Sanders or anything wither (wither should read "better" but the keyboard has a say here too), Rowe, Mikey row, but OMG it's been a long wait.

WTF?>>

This is fucked.

The talent waiting to showcase instead of, Barton Fink Style, showing the immaculate fishmonger's what beauty not is, but may be?

Althouse can mess with me and degrade my ego seruptisciously, but I won't let that happen to the innocent, young naive Betamax3000, not on my watch.

Now I must watch though, is the kicker. What if beta is better than me, which I know, but way, way better than I thought better than me?

U2.

Guildofcannonballs said...

As everyone knows its Billy Joel the Piano Man they've been coming to see.

Or, as it were, IT IS ME THEY COME TO SEE.

Not to forget, oh no, but to remember about LIFE for a while, you know.

C'mon, you know.

Guildofcannonballs said...

If I don't watch it, I'll be a writer of opposite-of-ill repute.

Big Mike said...

I'm inclined to believe that both are males and Grayle thought Blondie was intruding in his territory.

Guildofcannonballs said...

But they are mongering fish so the apostrophe.

No.

But nobody cares but idiots.

No.

But I've seen others better than me or you or us combined make mistakes too.

Doesn't matter but you're right.

Why did Freud make me add the apostrophe then?

What?

Freud.

Yes, you know I can provide a, or the e as it were, definitive definition, so I will ask you again sir, as D. Huddleston might, What?

Fernandinande said...

This incident is being reported to Dave Barry.

Guildofcannonballs said...

HOW DO YOU MONGER THE DAMN FISH WITHOUT POSSESION?

Fuck it.

I declaim and declare now and forever: 9.5 of mongering is possesion, possesion of hearts, minds, wombs, etc.*

*To include the great Elliot Gould's The Long Goodbye by Bobby Altman.

buwaya said...

Laslo,

Thanks, watching your film, and Internet-spying on you.
Youre quite a bit younger than I am.
Like the little brother I never had.

Who, no doubt, would have deserved every beating he got.

traditionalguy said...

Nuts make the world go round.

David Baker said...

That doesn't look at all like a territorial dispute, but rather Shakespeare's Grayie & Juliet!

madAsHell said...

Laslo,

Why are they breaking the 4th wall?

Is Kellar acting?
That thing he does rubbing his fingers together is creepy.

In one of the first scenes, there is an electronic sign saying "Money Shot". Hilarious.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Well I ain't said my peace, still I feel as though I've probably given all y'all all you can handle.

I know you folks feel the need to pay me, I appreaciate those feels in thought terms. I give give give and you take take take and feel as though you, yourself, are but a heel of boot or shoe or even high.

Guildofcannonballs said...

This is a link to Dwight Dwightin'.

Guildofcannonballs said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oFdFdcXKb4

madAsHell said...

Ummm....that was uncomfortable.

I need to review it in the morning.

madAsHell said...

Laslo, thanks.

I'm not sure what to think. Joe always had a camera in the mirror behind the booze bottles.
I'll sleep on it.

Lionheart said...

Oh, now ads

Guildofcannonballs said...

Look you little jerks, I'll take my pissant, I know in your eye's, and make it my own.

In my eyes,

THe heat, adn the light,

In my eyes,

Without a voice, and withall my price,
I touch out from the outside,
Out my toes,

The cold,
The sleet.

Out my toes,

Quaestor said...

Grayie wants Blondie to submit to his regime of humiliation and sexual torment. Afterwards, he'll write a third person memoir titled Fifty Shades of Gray Squirrel

LordSomber said...

Whenever I see squirrels on a telephone line I hear the "Mission: Impossible" theme.

There are white (non-albino) squirrels in my old neck of the woods:

https://patch.com/georgia/eastcobb/rare-white-squirrel-appears-east-cobb

Michael K said...

Thirty years ago, there were thousands of gray squirrels at Lake Arrowhead where I had a weekend home. I loaned my house to a young new associate so he could study for the Board exams. The squirrels running across the roof scared him.

I moved up there five years ago and they were all gone. West Nile virus had killed them all. I found a few carcasses.

sinz52 said...

Last summer, we had one of those mating rituals near my home. The two squirrels got close to a transformer in the electrical cables coming into my home and chewed through a cable. Presto! Instant power outage. And in the explosion, one of the two squirrels was killed and the other ran off sans tail.

rhhardin said...

Bored with Imus, I flipped on the radio and worked Rarotonga Island.

I'll have to look up where the hell it is.

E51DWC

Geography while you sleep.

AReasonableMan said...

I am looking forward to hearing all the deeply thoughtful deep thoughts on how Trumpian airstrikes on middle east countries are so much better than Clintonian air strikes on those same countries.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Arm, haven't you got the damp squib of imagination to flip that around?

J2 said...

Grayie needs a better name. Greystoke?

aritai said...

This is why I read this B. Thank you so much. Ms. A.

In the Seattle mist, the Cherry blossoms are out. The air is as fragrant as a bouquet, rich and heavy with sweet overtones. And making their own unique contribution are the buds on our trees erupting their tiny green leaves escape to seek the slightest sun The songbirds are singing, so loud I think they are my phone alarm, the song of "we survived another winter, all is going to be good in the world again once you sick in your souls bastards understand that like us, all outcomes really are equal.

madAsHell said...

In the Seattle mist, the Cherry blossoms are out. The air is as fragrant as a bouquet, rich and heavy with sweet overtones.

No, it's not.

Ann Althouse said...

I know Blondie is the female because she is always the one that is chased, and I have seen Grayie mounting her.

chickelit said...

Blondie could just be the bottom, it is Madison after all.

walter said...

Shagging Squirrelendas