Thursday, May 27, 2010

You Think YOU Have Problems?

Just imagine how this guy felt.
When Margo was walking through the dog room this morning she noticed that we had a guest. "Hey Dan! Come here. There's a chipmunk stuck in the window." I'm not sure what I heard her say, but it wasn't that, because I stayed at the table eating my oatmeal. At her insistence I came to look, and was surprised. And, of course, went to get the camera.
Some folks use video to make an educational impact. I can already tell that, on this blog at least, it is going to be reserved for entertainment. Here's the main idea: this chipmunk is in between the window and the window screen. How did it get there? Who knows.
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We just know how we wanted to get it out.
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It would have been pretty easy to remove the screen and let it jump the five or so feet to the ground, but then it would have had to face three dogs who were anxious to make its acquaintance. So we got it out the other way, and got another priceless photo.
I think the whole operation will go smoother the next time this happens. If only we had gotten to practice first on a sloth...

Baby spinach, anyone? It's organic!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks. This put one of the first genuine, albeit small, smiles on my face all day. Glad the camera is working out for you.

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  2. While we would have loved to view the catching of the chipmunk, Chelsea and I are glad you stopped to assist Margo. Great rescue efforts.

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  3. You know, it's funny... I was thinking of you two when I wrote the post, wondering "is this vegan friendly?" 'Cause we did save it, it's true. But we also freaked it out. And laughed at the situation.
    Definitely PETA boycott material.

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  4. Animal rescue is way vegan friendly. Go Dan and Margo! :)

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  5. Awwwww! I can't believe how many important stories there wasn't enough time for last weekend! I'll just have to call more often...

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  6. Ha! You don't see any of this everyday -- a chipmunk in a window AND in a baby spinach container!

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