Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A Squirrel's Christmas

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at Peter Cooper Village

On the day before Christmas all through the park
Many creatures were stirring
As I rolled in my cart!
 The squirrels had been nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of peanuts no doubt danced in their heads
When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter
As out of the woodwork came squirrels in a scatter 
As their dreams became real
Of a big Christmas meal!

In true holiday spirit, PCV has relaxed the rules against feeding squirrels!
Two guards walked right past me, calling out "Happy Holidays!" Those words never sounded so good. I had started taking bigger risks when the cold weather arrived, feeding them more openly, and I expected consequences. But none came. Apparently word had gone out from the top to not harass the squirrel feeders, because all of a sudden I felt invisible as guards walked by and said nothing. Even those nasty cracks coming from some of the residents have been replaced by nice salutations like "God bless you!"

Waiting for Santa

The squirrels are all wearing heavy fur coats now, along with mittens and earmuffs.
little white mittens

a baby's earmuffs

Lady Gray has even grown a hat to keep her head warm!

Lady Gray's adorable hat

It's a wonderful life at Peter Cooper Village.

Peace To All!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Ladies in Waiting

The Good news: Looks like Lady Gray is expecting babies. If so, that's exciting news because it means more orange pups. It's been a year since she's had babies. I believe she missed a season.
The Lovely Lady Gray

Not to be outdone, Lady Black is also going to be a mother again.
Lady Black


And she's also going to be a grandmother -- Baby Black is expecting her first litter!

Baby Black

The Bad News: Babies, it's cold outside!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Remains of the Day

Halloween Memories

Squirrel Art Jack-o'-lanterns

Life Imitating Art


Thursday, October 24, 2019

October Feast

Oh, look at all that lovely food for hungry squirrels!
Whee! This is fun!
Peter Cooper Village apparently forgot that squirrels like pumpkins?
So far they've resisted going for the gold, so as not to spoil the scenery, we're guessing.
And they've been limiting themselves to nibbling on leaves.

But we're sure it's only a matter of time before we'll be seeing jack o' lanterns --  surely by Halloween!

This expecting squirrel has found her own gold mine

Yum Yum

Two who starved to death at Peter Cooper Village?
And then there was one. Who stole the skeleton? Did any heads roll?


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fall Floral

Welcome to our Autumn Wonderland!

The Welcoming Committee

Fairy Tree

Purple Asters

Pink Hydrangea

Gray Squirrel

Pink Anemones

Black Squirrel

Monarchs at the Miss Violet Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)