Monday, December 8, 2008

Does This Outfit Make Me Look Fat?

It's getting chilly! I've been pigging out to keep warm and store some fat for the winter. I don't have a nice cozy bed with warm blankets, like you--so with my added weight I should stay pretty warm. Do you see how much bigger I am than those little acorns next to me? I have to eat hundreds of them to get enough nourishment to last me through these next few months!

(Roly-Poly Squirrel) Photo by Jan Doble, 2008

Does this outfit make me look fat?

23 comments:

  1. Yes, squirrel, you do look a bit plump. Now please refrain from digging in Jan's garden and pots.

    Jan, I keep forgetting to tell you I like your photo.

    Sue

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  2. We have a bumper crop of acorns don't we? Which means tons of babies this Spring. I'm not looking forward to it. Love your title. I do think he/she looks ready for winter. That's going to be my excuse. Just getting ready for a cold long winter so I better put on some insulation.

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  3. What a cute squirrel - and what an amazing photo!

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  4. No, honey! It just shows off your wonderful curves!....cute post...great photo!

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  5. That is one seriously rotund Squirrel - too many Big Macs!

    Great photo though.

    Zoë

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  6. I think Roly-Poly squirrel isn't fat. I think she's pregnant and carrying another dozen little squirrels to dig in your garden. Just kidding... trying to make the little squirrel feel better! :-)

    Cameron

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  7. Been pigging out on the nuts, huh?

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  8. The fat squirrels are moving pretty fast across our snow covered lawn. I don't think I could get any photos. You have a beautiful blog. I'm glad you visited me so I could find you.

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  9. -Sue: I've tried to tell that to my squirrels (and all their friends) but they just don't seem to understand that concept.Thanks for the compliment about my photo...it was difficult to get it to fit in that box so I had to play around with the sizing for quite a while!
    -FlowerGardenGirl: Yep, with tons of oak trees come acorns, which is lucky for the squirrels around here. Yeah, 'winter insulation' is my excuse too!
    -Catmint, Karen, Spookey: Thanks so much! :) :)
    -Zoe: Yes, he is one HUGE squirrel!
    -Cameron: That's a reasonable explanation, and at least you're trying to be nice:)
    -Tina: Your honesty may not be appreciated!!! :)
    -HockingHills: The people who live in my yard have baffles all around and I can't get to the bird feeders--so I have to fend for myself!
    -Thank you Pat!

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  10. Must be the down filled vest she's wearing under her fur! Really cute photo...

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  11. This squirrel looks just like me.

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  12. -Anne: Clever,I never thought of using that as an excuse:) I'll have to remember that this winter.
    -Bonnie: You must be awfully cute, that's all I can say:)

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  13. Cute photo! I have many roly-poly cuties like that running overhead, often afraid they might fall, scampering around, and cause a minor earthquake!

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  14. Joey: Yes, I often wonder why I haven't been hit in the head yet by one of these fatties, but so far, I've never seen one fall. They have a pretty strong grip!

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  15. Wow, that is one fat squirrel. I thought the ones near looked fat, not as fat as yours.

    ~Zach

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  16. Ohhh don't I wish chubby cheeks looked as good on adult women as they do on little kids and squirrels. Kim

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  17. Hi Zach: I've seen only a couple like this one. The rest are filling out a little...but not like this guy. He has probably stolen most of the acorns from all the others! He may be cute, but he may be a thief, too:)

    Hi IAF: Ahhh, that's cute:) I'm sure you are too!

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  18. Hello Jan and thank you for you kind words and comment, I pleased to meet you! Love your blog and your photos are stunning. I'm a big bird fan too but I can't catch them on photo...hm. This quirrel is so lovely I wish I had him here, I know a lot of people hate/dislike them but I like them a lot. Until later take care/ Tyra

    New Post from Tyra - Leufstabruk

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  19. So funny, Jan! All the critters are puffing themselves up to keep out the chill, OR they had entirely too much Thanksgiving feasting. I've a photo of a particularly fat wren I must post soon - didn't think of it until I saw this fat squirrel!

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  20. What a cute photo and post idea. Thanks for sharing and making me smile this morning. Enjoyed the holiday music too ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  21. -Hi Tyra, thanks for your comments too! I love birds too, and although the squirrels can sometimes be a pain, they are pretty cute. This one happens to be cuter than most, though;)
    -Hi Giraffe Head Tree, I like your comment about puffing up to keep warm. I will look for your fat wren photo!!!
    -storyteller, thank you for stopping by, and glad you got a smile here!

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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