Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Our Little Onearm

I've told you about Onearm, our little Red Squirrel (known as a Boomer in these parts) who lost an arm somehow some time back.  She's continued coming to get sunflower seeds from our bird feeder, but we've also continued feeding her pecans.  She does appear to be getting used to my voice because she's letting me get closer and closer to her...I usually gently say "Onearm, I have some nuts for you", and repeat that a few times as I walk toward her.  She used to run away, now she'll just back up and wait until I put the nuts or seeds down...
 ...we look forward to her visits and miss her if she doesn't come for a day or two.
With winter coming, she's stuffing her cheek pouches...I do feel like she's become one of our pets!

Today I was able to film a short video of her moving towards some seeds I put down for her...you can see how she uses the remaining part of her arm...(if you receive this via email, you may need to go to liseslogcabinlife to see the video).
video

Fascinating, isn't she?  Welcome to the family Onearm!

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,
Lise

5 comments:

Susie Swanson said...

That's so touching. I wonder how she lost her arm. She'll be your friend for life now.

Funnyface0527 said...

Lise I just love Onearm. We also have Liddle Buddy, our red squirrel. You live in a wonderful place.
Audrey - your up the road neighbor.

Dad/Pepere said...

Thanks for the video of Onearm...was that the creek I heard in the background? Hugs!

Powell River Books said...

It is really hard for injured animals to survive in nature. I am sure you help is making her life a lot easier. - Margy

Lise said...

Thanks Susie, we often wonder the same thing, but she has recovered beautifully!

Thanks for stopping by Audrey (both the blog and the cabin!)...can't wait to hear more about Liddle Buddy...they are cute!

That would be the creek dad, funny, I'm so used to it, I didn't really hear it in the video, thanks for pointing it out! hugs back:)

Margy, Onearm seems to be doing quite well, with or without our help...I saw her in one of the feeders way in the front of the yard, a place I've never seen her before!