I'm probably dating myself to bring up Alvin and the Chipmunks, but it was one of those shows that you just never forgot - or the silly songs. I loved it all!
I have nicknamed my friendliest chipmunk Alvin, although I think it's really a girl. It's usually busy gathering nesting materials and dashing off to the nearby brush, while the others are stuffing their cheeks with sunflower seeds in the bird feeding area.
There's never a dull moment on the decks as an occasional pitter-patter of little scampering feet runs under your deck chair. I'm not sure if they know I'm there or just don't care. Sometimes if I move suddenly they'll leap into the air and run the other way.
Fortunately this year there are no stray cats hanging around! Knock on wood, as it is usually the case that about the time the wildlife area gets stocked, something bigger on the food chain will come along. One year it was a young black bear, last year a coyote and a cat. So we'll see how long I get to enjoy all of them.
I couldn't help but catch this chipmunk in action yesterday as it nibbled on some apple peels I threw out after using the apple-peeler-corer, making for one long string of peel, pretty cute.