August 15, 2007

Naming a Nemesis

My garden… is alive and actually doing very well. I know, this is an ENORMOUS shock to me. Holy crap, what’s it been, two weeks? And nothing has croaked on me yet? As a matter of fact, they seem to be thriving?

Except for one.

I call him my… Suicidal Orchid.

Does he (plants are he to me) not look like he is trying to jump for his life from this pot? So I bought some orchid moss and tomorrow I will try to plant him back in his pot, in hopes he will rethink his suicidal tendencies and stick around.

Suicidal Orchid.jpg

As for the squirrel, he is still around. I did find a bird feather in my birdbath, so I think I’m getting a bird or two that I’m not even aware of. That makes me happy. But the squirrel… I was thinking about that bugger.

I have one.

One squirrel.

I thought, “Wow, he could get whacked by a car and then I have NO squirrels.” Anything can happen. I mean, how long could a squirrel actually live, right?

The life expectancy of the squirrel is how long I have my problem, unless he gets whacked by a car. That’s it.

So I did some research.

Holy crap. Did you know those damn things can live for TEN YEARS?! Good Grief! They live as long as frickin’ DOGS and CATS! Hamsters don’t live that long. NO.

I can’t believe I could end up fighting this sucker into my 50s. He could be a major part of my mid life.

He needs a name…

Posted by Boudicca at August 15, 2007 08:16 PM | TrackBack

How about Boris?

Posted by: Peggy U at August 15, 2007 08:40 PM

Boris. Boris. BORis. BorIS. BORIS. Hmmm. It could be. The cold war is rattling around again... a life long enemy... hmmmm...

Posted by: Bou at August 15, 2007 08:46 PM

But doesn't Boris have Natasha? Careful in the name choice now. It may encourage a squirrel girlfriend. Then babies... Then grandbabies... The horror!
On the other hand, perhaps a teen driver or two can assist in the sguirrel management. Just a thought.

Posted by: jck at August 16, 2007 04:00 AM

I'm going with Harry. It's an outstandingly excellent name. The two of you'll end up being best buds years down the road.

Posted by: Erica at August 16, 2007 05:56 AM

Hmmm. I'd like to sympathize, but Mr. Squirrel would have had a .177 caliber pellet through his tiny brain by mow in my backyard.

Maybe he should be called "Target"?

Posted by: Graumagus at August 16, 2007 12:37 PM

jck- Good point... I don't need babies.

Erica- I think if out last name was Henderson, we'd definitely do Harry.

Grau- Mmmm... Target is looking pretty good! I am going along a Roman line as well... but Target. It could be. Hmmm

Posted by: Bou at August 16, 2007 01:08 PM

That tree rat could be pulling a Dr. Jack Kevorkian and just helping that Orchid. Tree Rats are noted for such things.

Posted by: GUYK at August 16, 2007 02:15 PM

i think you should name him/her "gator".

Posted by: Mike D. at August 16, 2007 11:10 PM

How about ZAP?

This post gave me the idea. Kris is not a big fan of sqwurls either!

Posted by: Amy at August 17, 2007 08:41 AM


"Hood" (the "Ornament" is silent)

Posted by: Ted at August 17, 2007 11:41 AM

Damn...Grau beat me to it. That's okay. That's what I call all the squirrels in my yard.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at August 17, 2007 08:29 PM


Posted by: Denny at August 18, 2007 11:15 AM