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    Quote Originally Posted by sundoesshine View Post
    Of course I forgot to bring it inside and this morning my husband said our jr. was carrying that huge coconut across the lawn. Carrying, tripping, carrying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beecheykeen View Post
    I figure no matter how much time has passed, this will always be a fun topic. If only ya'll could see how my little Icarus reacts when she KNOWS I have a Little Debbies peanut butter creme cookie.
    Any chance of a video?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charley Chuckles View Post
    Ok then........
    Once leaving Dr Emerson's office with Conker, I stopped at a place called Ritters, it's a custard icecream stand and it's YUMMY well I bought a milkshake and drank it all 45 minutes home. Once Conker is back in his room I still had some of the shake left so I tipped the large cup on its side so Conker could have a lick. To my surprise he claimed in up to his waist 😝 I had a heck of a time getting him to back out he wanted the whole thing
    I couldn't get it washed off it stayed on him for a week, his hair was spiky like a hedgehog 🤣 however every time I picked him up he smelled delicious 😁
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    OK. This happened with my late, great Mister P. It was around Halloween and I had a Tootsie Roll Pop downstairs calling my name. I had it stuck in my mouth when I got him out of his room and brought him down to mine for our evening cuddle and play session. I should have known better - if you think that having something the squirrel wants completely INSIDE your mouth is going to slow them down you are delusional. He was hounding me - at one point he had the stick in his mouth and both front (pee)feet braced on my LIPS, yanking with all of his might, and P was a two-pound squirrel - he could yank! He finally stopped and backed up a step or two to re-group, and I decided to use the respite to be a jerk, waving the lolipop around, taunting him. You know where this is going - he struck like a cobra, snatching it away from me and disappearing off the side of the bed. And then under it. I got down and looked and there he was, directly in the geographic center of the bed. Holding the stick with both hands and licking the hard candy outside as fast as his tongue would go.

    I have a king sized bed and it weighs about a thousand pounds. I kind of wiggled and wormed my way a little further under and gained 3 more inches. When he saw this, he moved back 3.25". I could actually touch the tips of the hair on his paws. I have never been dissed harder in my life. He didn't get out of Dodge, he moved **just** out of my reach, the little twirp. I threatened to poke him with a stick but we both knew that was a lie. I finally managed to exchange the Tootsie Roll Pop for a shelled nut.

    Fast forward several years...Zeke has managed to get his paw mashed (just a little) and I gave him some infant ibuprophen for the owie. OMG he LOVED it! So I thought that having a similarly flavored suspension to use for any meds should they ever be needed, would be a good trick to have. I did some kitchen experimentation. The best was getting the tiniest little bottle of pomegranate juice and boiling it until it was reduced by one half, leaving a thick, sweet syrup. I sucked up about half a cc in an old syringe and brought it upstairs to see if Zeke would take it willingly. Only if willingly includes snatching the syringe away from me and disappearing over the side of the bed. I bent down and there he was, in the very center of the bed, trying to figure out how to work a syringe. I really couldn't believe it. Deja Vu all over again. Is there a damned masking taped "X" down there for them? He wouldn't swap for a nut and the way to work a syringe involves chewing through it, just FYI.

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    C Mom - From a documentary on grey squirrels I learned that they do triangulate the exact position where they burry nuts - in order to help themselves retrieve them later on. My guess is, it must be a snap for them to triangulate where the farthest position is under your bed... or else - and that is what I prefer to think: I think your sweet Mister P left an invisible mark there for his buddy. Invisible to your earthly eyes that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooterzmom View Post
    C Mom - From a documentary on grey squirrels I learned that they do triangulate the exact position where they burry nuts - in order to help themselves retrieve them later on. My guess is, it must be a snap for them to triangulate where the farthest position is under your bed... or else - and that is what I prefer to think: I think your sweet Mister P left an invisible mark there for his buddy. Invisible to your earthly eyes that is.
    Sounds like a perfectly plausible theory. Absolutely.
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    the only way to avoid this scenario, I guess, is twin beds pushed together! That way you can dive in from above....but it probably won't work either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbelle View Post

    I have to say that Tinkerbelle's cryptonite is Tortilla Chips. We have finally limited her to only getting them when it's time to go back in her cage after her daily house-time. It works like a charm. Still not sure who's training who however.....

    Lol I feel ya on that "who's training who" part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundoesshine View Post
    I put a full cracked coconut in a bowl outside to dry (had soaked it). It was in 2 pieces, the top was about 1/4th. Of course I forgot to bring it inside and this morning my husband said our jr. was carrying that huge coconut across the lawn. Carrying, tripping, carrying...
    Lol how adorable. Reminds me of that Looney tunes episode where the squirrel keeps trying to crack a coconut.

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