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Cats & Squirrels: Whose tree is it?

By Gary Bogue
Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 6:58 am in fox squirrel, Squirrels.

Whose tree is it? Photo by B. Keeble, Concord, CA
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What fun this was to watch! Three of our 4 feral/tame kittens (year and a half old; born under the shed; all neutered) and two of the extended squirrel family we have been feeding (note squirrel feeder box) for years, all “playing” in this picture taken through the bedroom window.

The confrontation happened when squirrel on the right came down the branch, with all  three cats and the other squirrel watching. Buster was closer to the feeding box when the squirrel jumped from the roof to the tree and came down branch for some sunflower seeds. Squirrel stopped about where he is and Buster rushed up to …

The squirrel simply jumped down and found sunflower seeds to eat on the ground. LOL!! All the cats sat where they are wondering what to do next. The squirrel in the background didn’t stop eating until the pic was snapped, then went right back to finish it’s breakfast.
B. Keeble, Concord

Whose tree is it? Seems kind of obvious. /Gary

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One Response to “Cats & Squirrels: Whose tree is it?”

  1. Ms Shawn Blakely Says:

    Dear Gary,
    A friend forwarded this information to me, and I thought it might be of interest to you or for the Events column:

    We are having our annual Bee Symposium at the Sebastopol Vets building this March 19th and we need your help.
    I want to reach out to the medical community and ask that they attend.
    This is truly an opportunity to educate and change minds for the better.
    We have a knock your socks off line up of speakers.
    The Vets building can hold up to 600 people so we will be able to house more than our usual 175 beekeepers.
    The title of the event is “Medicine From The Hive”

    Each speaker will speak twice. We will have a morning and afternoon sessions.
    Please save the date!

    2011 Bee Symposium “Medicine From The Hive”
    The annual bee symposium is put together by a small group of bee folk that want to share knowledge and promote enthusiasm about and for the bees. Any proceeds go to benefit programs that work toward improving the health of honeybees. This years symposium will be held at the Sebastopol Veteran’s Building, March 19th, 2011 from 9:AM to 5:PM There will be morning and afternoon speaker sessions with a noon-time lunch break. Panel discussion to follow presentations.
    tickets are 30.00 in advance and 35.00 at the door. Go to to purchase your tickets now.
    “Bee Venom Therapy, Historical Perspective into Modern Applications”
    (Dr. Frederique Keller)
    “The Revolutionary Effects of Honey on Human Metabolism”
    (Dr. Ron Fessenden)
    “Socialized Medicine in Honey Bee Colonies”
    (Dr. Marla Spivak)
    “Medicinal Use of Raw Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, Bee Bread & Beeswax”
    (Dr. Frederique Keller)
    “How to Sleep Your Way to Better Health with Honey”
    (Dr. Ron Fessenden).
    “Bee Health and Breeding”
    (Dr. Marla Spivak)

    This year, we are proud to present:
    Dr. Marla Spivak:
    Professor and Extension Specialist in Apiculture, University of MN, USA.
    Dr. Marla Spivak, Distinguished McKnight Professor in Entomology, University of MN, USA. Dr. Spivak developed the Minnesota Hygenic Line and her current research is investigating the benefits of propolis to bees. She is one of this year’s recipients of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship.

    Dr. Frederique Keller:
    BeePharm: Apitherapy for Health, is a licensed acupuncturist & medical herbalist who incorporates classical homeopathy and apitherapy, the medical use of honey bee products. She incorporates bee venom therapy into her private practice as well as utilizes all the products of a bee hive including honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and bee bread. She is president of the American Apicultural Society and lectures across the United States and the world sharing her knowledge of the healing properties of bees. She has been raising bees for over 20 years.

    Dr. Ron Fessenden:
    MD, MPH, is the author of “THE HONEY REVOLUTION” and three more books on honey and health which will be published in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Fessenden has been networking and writing about the multitude health benefits of honey for over 4 years. As Co-chairman of the Committee on Honey and Health, Dr. Fessenden put together the first ever symposium on Honey and Human Health in 2008.

    thanks, Shawn Blakely

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