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Leaping Lincoln


“Oh, no! The Captain’s going to start up that horrible machine again. There goes my nice quiet morning!”


“Say, Cap! Over here! Up on the top of the wood pile.” Now I’ve got his attention. “Do you think you could hold off on that wood splitting for a bit? The Missus and I were just going to have our first breakfast on the sundeck of our woodshed home. But this wood splitter – I should say ‘ear splitter’ –  is going to ruin our quiet breakfast in the sunshine.”

“Oh dear! He’s not going to listen to me. No-no-no-no-no! Not at all. What to do, what to do. Oh, decisions, decisions!”

“What’s that you say? I should make a run for it?”

“Okay, that’s probably good advice. But should I go this way? … Or that way?”

“Either way, I’d better get my limbs limbered up. Guess that’s why they’re called limbs, right?  Get it? Limbs? Limbered up? Hee-hee-hee!  Okay, here goes. After all, it’s Leap Day.”


“See y’all in March, when we’ll march around. After all that leaping, I’ll be happy to just march along.”

“And by the way, if you get tired of just marching, why not try reading some of Anneli’s great books? She’s got five of them for you (cheap like borscht, and every bit as good) at amazon outlets and smashwords.com. Even at kobo.com. ”

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Author: wordsfromanneli

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38 thoughts on “Leaping Lincoln

  1. Does Lincoln have some marks that tells you it’s him and not another gorgeous chipmunk?

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  2. Your photos are terrific! And Lincoln is so cute! 🙂 Happy Leap Day. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Lynette. Lincoln is very photogenic and this is one of the few times he held still long enough for me to get a few pictures. As for Leap Day, I feel like it’s a gift to get an extra day this year. It’s not, really, but it’s a bit like setting the clocks back and getting an extra hour (for a few months).

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  3. Even though I’m not too keen on squirrels, after an attic nightmare, he’s pretty cute! 🙂

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  4. He really is a sweet little guy. I just love your photos and it helps that he is so photogenic. Won’t be long now, you’ll have lots of baby Lincolns and Dellas running around. Sounds like trouble! Ha ha ha.

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  5. OM Gosh, he’s just so darn cute Anneli! Those little whiskers and face. I like the stare down going on between Lincoln and your husband too! 🥰❤️

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  6. He is so very cute! But where is Della? Your photos are outstanding!

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    • Della was busy eating sunflower seeds while Lincoln was standing guard on his post that sticks out of the woodshed. She has more reddish fur, especially on her tail, so I can tell it’s her (most of the time). Glad you liked the photos. Lincoln is becoming quite the little movie star. He likes acting.


  7. Lincoln, we love you! Super photos, Anneli!

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  8. You have wonderful little friends there! 🙂

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    • I do, Pit, and I’m starting to think we might have a batch of squirrel babies sometime this spring. I found a nest wedged in between two rows of wood and put it on top of the next row (because I had finished loading the first row into the wheelbarrow for burning). This morning the nest was gone, so I think Della (and/or Lincoln) dragged it someplace to start nesting again. Time will tell.
      How are you feeling today?


  9. He’s so cute! 🙂 You must get hours of fun out of watching him.

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  10. Nice shots of Lincoln, Anneli!

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  11. Many thanks for this funny picture story, it brings joy to the day.

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  12. I love the image of Lincoln “limbering” up. Lol. Nice woodpile! Happy Spring.

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  13. Lincoln has been sited on my last post – Jacqui noticed first!! 🙂

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