Sunday, April 25, 2010

Name Suggestions

The pic of the purple flowered tree is for John and Going Gently ( and of course for those of you who might be interested). I have no idea what the name of the tree is so if you know, please share and let me know what kind it is. Thanks.
I have mentioned before of a ground squirrel who lives in the wood pile. Apparently the ground squirrel is unaffected by having cats hanging around and staring at it. Well,it does help that he can duck inside the pile at a moments notice and be safe. As you can see in the above pic, three of our outside cats are, we'll call it 'hiding' in the greenery watching the ground squirrel.

And here is the ground squirrel staring at the cats. This little guy has become used to me standing out there and not bothering it which lets me get pretty close.

So, I was thinking since obviously we have a resident squirrel hanging out, that it is time to name it. I have no idea if it is a he or a she.

If you would all like to play along, how about posting name suggestions for our ground squirrel. I will write them down with the name who suggested it, place the suggestions into a can. Then in a few days draw a piece of paper out of the can and whatever name is drawn will be given to the squirrel. And........
Whichever name is picked, whoever suggested it will get a gift box! No, it won't be the squirrel inside the box!! Ha Ha
Okay, so let the name suggestions begin!
I forgot to mention. You can suggest as many names as you want. Each name will go onto a separate piece of paper. The more suggestions, the more chances you have at winning the gift box!!
Until next time.....................


  1. I think his or her name should be BUDDY

  2. Cute aren't they? He looks just like our grey squirrels. I'll have to check and see if there is a difference.

    I suggest Nutsy.

  3. I think you should call the squirrel Bobby. Bobby the squirrel. If it's a girl, it can be Bobbi.

    My husband is the tree expert - he knows his trees. I showed him your tree pic, without hesitation he knew it was a Eastern redbud. Google it, it does look like it. I don't know how Randy knows trees so well, but he does.


  4. Rocky, form Rocky and Bullwinkle

  5. Now you're telling me about EARL the Squirrel!

  6. First name that comes to mind, Fred. Just popped in my head.
    As for the tree it looks like the "RedBuds" we have around here. I know purple blooms, Red Bud?Makes no sense to me either, but my daughter did a leaf book project last fall and that is what it is called. If that's what it is it should have heart shaped leaves.We have several blooming around our house. Is there a prize for that one if I don't get to name the squirrel?LOL

  7. He totally looks like a Lenny.

  8. New to your blog.....could the tree be a Flowering Almond? Kinda looks like one. They are in bloom now here in Nova Scotia.......then again, your 'zone' is a lot warmer than here.
    How about the name 'Sassy' for your resident squirrel? Seems appropriate for such a bold (or brave) critter.
    I think I'll like your blog......

  9. Yes, I think it's a redbud, but a little hard to tell from photo. There are some pix of redbuds on my blog a few posts ago. They grow wild here.

  10. I mosied over here from the 7MSN & Morning bray farm and to me, that tree looks like what we here in NC call an Eastern Redbud. Also, my suggestion for the squirrel - DIXIE!


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