Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Squirrels on the balcony!

We live on the 11th floor of a block in Central London and almost every day we get squirrels on our balcony! This little fellow greeted Meowmie as she exited our building when she left for work the other morning - he is one of our frequent squirrel visitors and is incredibly tame, just after Meowmie took this photos he tried to jump on to Meowmie's camera-phone. Timmy has yet to see the squirrels but I am sure he will be most intrigued by them when he does eventually spot them.



My meowmie could never eat one (she things they are too cute), but squirrels used to be a popular food source many years ago in the UK, not so much now, however you can still buy squirrel dishes at some traditional British restaurants who specialise in the more adventurous cuts of meat.

Well, if things get totally desperate in the UK with this credit crunch business I guess we won't starve...what with our pigeon visitors too!

22 comments:

Niko and Cloud said...

what a tasty-looking...er we mean CUTE....little guy!

Jimmy Joe said...

Hahaha, that would be very convenient to have your dinner delivered right to your balcony, buddies! Timmy, I hope you are getting more and more comfortable in your new forever home. Momma thinks you have a beautiful voice.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Wow! We do not have Evil Squirrel restaurants here in the Deep South! Do your squirrel restaurants have take-out?

Niko and Cloud said...

stopping by again to let you know you have received an award from us..

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Well in that worst case scenario, it's a good thing your human has you and Timmy to go hunting for her, isn't it?!

Tiger Lily said...

Squirrels look like they might be fun to know. We do not see any here in Portales but I hope we can meet one if we ever get moved to Roswell. I am glad Timmy seems to be settling down a bit. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I could snuggle with Jemima and Ruckus.

Mom's eyes always leak a little when she reads your Meezer Monday posts. This time she remembered our One Who Came Before named Pfredd because he just loved chicken. Even when he would not eat anything else he scarfed down chicken any way he could get it except raw or fried. Of course Mom and my Daddy never tried to give it to him either of those ways so he might have even eaten it then. We think of you and Stormie much more often than we comment on your posts.

Sunny's Mommy said...

That would be very convenient! I bet they taste like chicken :-p

Sweet Praline said...

Sounds like you have lots of potential sources of food, if needed.

Derby said...

We don't think they are cute as they get into stuff they shouldn't. Birdie feeders, peeing on the patio furniture, chewing on the phone cable, invading her attic at the old house. Mum does not like them at all.

Camie's Kitties said...

We don't have any of those creatures here. Are they fun to play with?

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Parker said...

Wow, he does look tame!

Ramses said...

Oh he's cute, I wish we had squirrels here and bunnies and hedgehogs and stuff! We do however have fishies and froggies and herrons that look all big and scary!

Ariel said...

"Oh" we get alot of squirrels on our balcony in Brooklyn.Yet my mommy's afraid of them...Hugs Ariel

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Yeah I think the Toy Man is about to perhaps eat our squirrels. After the roof holes they are chewing he's mad at them.

Latte

P.S. At Meowmy's college they actually have a few BLACK squirrels. They're very rare and weird.

Mickey said...

That is a silly squirrel!! We have some because Mom puts out seeds for them. I guess they would probably taste like seeds :) We like to watch them because they are so hyper!! Most entertaining!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Princess said...

mom is stocking up on Cheerios
and canned meats

no squirrel here :-)

hugs to you and Timmykins
Love, Prinn

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh i could totally eat that guy! nom nom nom except i heard they are high in cholesterol.

that video of Storm below made us smile. she was such a beauty, even with chicken face.

i'm glad things are settling down with you and Timmy

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Squirrels on the 11th floor? We understand the pigeons but we're surprised the squirrels are so obliging as to stop by for dinner.... um, visiting.

Black Cat said...

That squirrel looks so cute! I saw one on the pavement on my way to the corner shop the other day. We both stopped still, looked at each other, and then he ran off:) xxx

Lux said...

What a cute little critter! I've never seen anything like that.

Black Cat said...

I've given you an award Castle so please come over and collect it if you like:) xxx

THE ZOO said...

wow whut a kyut squirrally. we lyks them. theys lifs here too. we had birdies get in tha howze but we want one of them ta get in.