Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

What do I do at the cabin?

There's a little squirrel who lives right next to the cabin.  In June, when we were last up here, there was a momma "crooked tail" and 2 youngsters.  Now only one of the babies is left.  Momma is GONE.  :-(  There are a lot of feral cats up here and neighborhood dogs, too.  This little one isn't shy at all and when she sees me head outside, she appears.  Sometimes she even comes up on the railing.  She's not at all shy about taking on the blue jays either.  While they all love peanuts, the jays also like the whole corn kernels.  The squirrel will take 1 peanut at a time, hold it in her paws, sniff it all over, and then run like hell to one of her stashes.  I've seen her have several of them at the base of various trees around here.  I can tell where she is because I see the grasses moving!  One afternoon she chased off 4 blue jays!  MINE!  They woke me up this morning at 6:30 (I FINALLY slept in!) because they wanted breakfast!  Right now there are 8 or so outside eating their peanuts and corn.  I don't always get clear photos of them as they land and then take off and the squirrel grabs a morsel, too, and takes off!  I am enjoying their antics, but today is our last full day here before we head home...:-(