Finally caught Jackie the psycho stalking chipmunk

Avid readers of the strip know that Bob has many admirers.  Jackie the psycho stalking chipmunk is in a class all her own.  You may also know that I use my life as material for the comic strip. Jackie comes in and out of our life pretty regular… but she really never truly goes away.  I’m 99% sure she lives in our garage.

Yesterday I finally caught her massacring my sunflowers. She didn’t move a whisker.  It’s almost as if she was irritated I interrupted her nosh.

I’m not mad.  I’m glad my crop is feeding her.  I already have enough seed for next year.

Nosh on Jackie… nosh on.

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a new character?

ladybug

For those of you new to the squirrel scene, you need to know this: we grow sunflowers. They’re kind of our thing… and not just because squirrels love them.  We love them.  It was the primary flower in our wedding.   Last year I planted a ton… thinking that nature would cull most of them.  We got a ton.  It was great.

This year, I selectively planted here and there.  So far we’ve done okay.  This year’s crop is grown from last year’s crop.

Last night, I noticed we have new livestock on our tiny farm.  Ladybugs.  Lots of ladybugs.  They especially love the yet-to-flower sunflowers.  So, don’t be surprised if a new diminutive, yet sassy character makes an appearance in a future strip.

Bob the Squirrel