"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Monday, May 02, 2011


I noticed last weekend in Kathy's garden that she had peanuts for the birds in plastic containers and she tells me that there are squirrels in the area too, so I wondered aloud to Keith the other day, why the squirrels there don't demolish the peanuts as they do here. This was after I had bemoaned that fact that feeding the birds here is an ongoing battle with the squirrels. No matter what I do, they always manage to grab the lion's share and even having a guided, squirrel-seeking missile in the form of Paddy does not deter them.
"Pretty obvious really," was Keith's reply. "The Sheffield squirrels are thick, unlike the Welsh squirrels who are super-intelligent."
I'll now sit back and await the torrents of abuse I know will be coming my way across the Pennines and all the way west to North Wales....!


Snowbabies said...

lol maybe he has got a point there!! :o) Debbie

Jennyta said...

Maybe, Debbie!

flightplot said...

It could be that the squirrels there are spoilt for choice, but aren't where you are! Flighty xx

Jennyta said...

I'm inclined to think that Welsh squirrels are just extremely greedy, Flighty. :)

John Gray said...

living in both areas I feel qualified to comment

I alway found sheffield squirrels rather boistrious!!!

Jennyta said...

I'll have to check with Kathy as to whether she finds the same, John. ;)

Shooting Parrots said...

On YP's behalf, I have to say that this merely demonstrates how honest and honourable are Sheffield squirrels!

Jennyta said...

You may say that, YP. I couldn't possibly agree! ;)


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