Thursday, August 2, 2018

Never in All My Days!

On the first of the month, The Little Stitcher released her August bird - a Yellow Wagtail.  I snapped up the digital pattern and will begin working on it shortly. If you've enjoyed watching me stitch this series, you might want to purchase a pattern or two - here's her Etsy shop link

My blog title today - Never in all my days!  What might that refer to you ask. Watching a young chipmunk nurse - something I've never seen before.  And ever so cute.

Baby on the left - Mom on the right.
Trying to nurse one way...

...and then another.


"Whatcha' doing mom?"

"Can I help?'

"Oh, oh!  Opportunity calls - nursing!"


"Nirvana achieved!"

"More please!"


"Seriously mom!"

"Whatcha' looking at mom?"

"Okay this works just fine!" (Note the baby's tail and back paws - he's upside down under his mom's body). 

Close up of his tail and paws...

"Love you mom!"

"I'm your co-pilot mom!"

"I watch and learn..."

...and mirror your every action."


Robin in Virginia said...

Oh my goodness! That is too cute and your captioning is still making me giggle.

Terri Patillo said...

That's adorable!

MaryO said...

ADORABLE! And I love the stitch! If I visit that Etsy shop I'd be adding lots of stuff to my TBS pile....😋

sheryl said...

those chipmunks!!!!!!!!thank you always for sharing these beautiful moments!!


Oh my goodness-what wonder photos--I would just love to see some chipmunks--but see one nurse would be over the top--thanks for photographing and sharing!!
enjoy, di

Rebecca C. said...

Those are the best photos! I’ve never seen that before. Thanks for sharing.

Gabi said...

Adorable. Wonderful pictures.Thank you for sharing.
Greetings from Germany.

Rhodesia said...

What a fabulous set of chipmunk photos, thanks so much for sharing. Love your cross-stitch but I do not have the patience for it!!! Have a good weekend Diane

LDR said...

Wow -- amazing to see chipmunks nursing! You manage to capture the most interesting wildlife photos. I hope the land around where you live is protected. It seems like a wonderful place for nature.

Margaret said...

OMG! So amazing! Love this so much! Who knew -- I never even thought about how baby chipmunks nurse! Have to pin this.

Wanda McColl said...

Oh Beth, these photos are priceless!! I have never seen a nursing chipmunk! Thanks so much for sharing these.

Pam in IL said...

Wow, how adorable and you caught it all! I agree, I've never seen that either.

Astrids dragon said...

Awe, so sweet! The last one of them together is just precious.