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Merry Christmas, Lincoln!


“Uh-ohhhh!” Lincoln says. “Busted!”

“I think Anneli found the mess I made when she loaded firewood in the wheelbarrow yesterday. All the walnut shells behind the wood, bits of sunflower seeds — they were all tucked away behind the first row of stacked wood. I heard her say, ‘Ahhh-HUH! Ratty has been here!’ It was all I could do not to laugh out loud. She had no idea it was me, Lincoln — her favourite squirrel.”

“But now I’m busted. What to do? Run? Naw … she won’t hurt me.”

“So I asked her, ‘How’s your Christmas going so far?’ But she just snorted. Must be too much work right now. Everything happening at once. I heard her grumbling to the Captain about how busy the traffic is.

“Too bad. There’s no traffic here … except those spaniels of hers. I’ve got their number though. Don’t know why Anneli thinks they’re so great. They can’t even climb!

“Although … that Emma can jump pretty high. Think I’ll duck for cover just in case.”

“She’ll never find me up here. See me? To the left of the big chunk of wood on top?”

“I think I’m being zoomed. She does that sometimes with that gadget she points at me all the time. I can hear it going ‘Z-z-z-z-z-z-z … beebeep – click.’ It doesn’t hurt though.”

“Oh, look. Isn’t that sweet? She’s put some walnuts on the firewood for me. And what’s that, she said?”

Merry Christmas, Lincoln!

Author: wordsfromanneli

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31 thoughts on “Merry Christmas, Lincoln!

  1. Oh so sweet! What a cutie pie!!!!!!!

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  2. Heโ€™s a cute little fellow!

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    (And to Anneli and the captain, too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Very touching! I had another Lincoln here in my garden today, I’d never seen him before. All our Lincolns look so different. From reddish brown to black. The one today had very long- and pointed ears and he looked like a hippie. Maybe I should spend some walnuts on them, never thought of that. I am so happy that your Lincoln is back healthy and happy. Lovely post, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Boy, Lincoln has been chowing down!

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  6. He is a cute little guy! Merry Christmas (and to Lincoln too๐Ÿ˜Š).

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  7. Lincoln is adorable! Merry Christmas to you and to Lincoln too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Merry Christmas to the whole family, even the fur ones indoors and the fur hangers-on like Lincoln–and the feathery ones, too :).

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  9. You capture Lincoln beautifully – in your camera and in your words. Do you know that some people don’t realize that squirrels have personalities? I need to send them over here – that would open up their eyes!
    Relax, let Christmas be soft and unhurried. Have some walnuts (and maybe some chocolate to go with). xo


  10. Lincoln had a Merry Christmas! Heโ€™s so cute.

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