Look at This! – #1LinerWeds

In keeping with the promise I made on Saturday, I’m going to give you an extremely short one-liner. It’s easy, for two reasons. First, I have a different one-liner that will appear in a few hours is now live over at Marian Allen’s blog (she’s hosting the book tour today). The second reason is that today’s one-liner is easy and special.

For those of you who have been regulars, you know the squirrel we call Baby Smoke. Well, check out the image and the one-liner.

“I’m growing a tail !!!”

Yes! We first noticed Baby Smoke running around the yard in October 2021. From that point until about two weeks ago, he had what appeared to more like a rat tail than a squirrel tail. He seems to have gotten busy.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, or if you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.


  1. Hi Dan – good to see Mumu with Maddie’s Scooby-Doo and the blossoming of plants let alone Baby Smoke’s tail – what a lush one … cheers Hilary

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  2. That is what I call a BREAKFAST! What could be more appealing than a plate loaded with things I shouldn’t eat? (But I’d eat it.) My congratulations to Baby Smoke, and catnip to MuMu, who I think is telling you she knows.

    The text at the top reads as though there are links within it, but none came through, at least to me. I hate to think I’m missing something (though I usually am)!

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    • I think you’re right, the cats know. I will reblog Marian’s post when it goes live, and I’ll link the to Linda’s post when she puts it up. Breakfast was good, maybe not all that good for me, but…

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    • Most do, Frank. This little guy and a gray squirrel about the same size wandered into our yard with these rat-tails. We didn’t think he’d make it through the winter, as they curl up with those tails for warmth. Now, nine months later, his tail is filling out. I have no explanation, but it’s good to see.

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    • I used to stop here on my way to work, after an early haircut a couple blocks down the road, for a breakfast sandwich on that thick Italian toast. Someone asked if I could bring them one. By the time I retired, when I would stop, I Was bringing 6 or 7 sandwiches in.

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  3. Little Smokey looks much cuter with a full tail.
    Since my old green thumb has now faded and we keep getting hotter weather, I think those cactus may be the only plants I should grow here.

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        • GP, I had a Cactus Rose plant for years. They take care of themselves. A little water when needed. Each year they spread out a little more. If you get one, plant it where it has space to spread, and have the area thoroughly weeded out. As soon as you see a weed, pluck it out. Otherwise your beautiful plant will get swallowed up in weeds like this lady’s and not look so great. Believe me, once the plant takes hold you can’t get close enough to it to weed without taking your skin off, even with gloves on!

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  4. Hooray for Baby Smoke, he finally grew his tail. It looks like it will be a beauty like Smokey’s. MuMu stretching out on
    Maddie’s Scooby-Doo blanket says it all…”I miss Maddie too.”

    Definitely can see the bunny by the Korean Dogwood. I had a Cactus Rose plant for years. I loved it.

    Beautiful shot of Old Glory in the Memorial Park.

    CONNECTICUT Back To Nature. Still Close To Civilization. I’ll have to show this to my daughter and her family who live in Old Greenwich, CT. so they know they don’t live on another planet!

    Have a good week. A few more of those breakfasts Dan and you’ll be spending a lot of time at a WW’s program!

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    • I saw that sign while waiting for my luggage and I had to wonder just how far from civilization are we? Boston, New York? Springfield? We actually have a tourism budget, Ginger but I don’t think this was a great slogan.

      Baby Smoke seems proud of his new tail. Pretty soon, he’s going to blend in with the others, although he’s still on the small side.

      The cats, who previously stayed way clear of Maddie, seem to be doing things to remind us of her. They sit in her places and act downright dog-like. We all miss her.

      I don’t usually have that breakfast more than once a month. Moderation…right?

      I hope you have a good day.


    • When we first saw Baby Smoke, we weren’t sure he was a squirrel. But, he has spent the past 9 months living in the trees with the other squirrels and “foraging” (i.e. begging for peanuts) like the rest of the crew. I do think this is a better look for him.

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  5. Ah, MuMu has her own way of honoring Maddie. So sweet. Well, I am happy to hear about Connecticut coming back to civilization. We wonder about you guys up north.
    Baby Smoke is getting a tail! I picture him saying, “Patience, young grasshopper.” Pretty soon he’ll be going toe to toe with Rocky–what a pose on that little one! 😆

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    • The little boxer is a cutie. He always gets a peanut, so that pose works. Baby Smoke can still be identified easily because he hops more than walks. Walking probably scratches his belly.

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  6. Baby Smoke is so adorable. I almost panicked when I first came to your other post of today looking for the link for tomorrow. But I should have known you wouldn’t forget. As for the weeds around the cactus, you have to be really, really careful when pulling weeks that are near or partly touching a cactus because you can easily end up with spines in your skin, even though gardening gloves. I had to wait to pull/dig up our enormous weeds until I’d watered well. Then I took my leather work gloves and thin digging implement and managed to pull up the weeds without injury or without injuring the roots of the cacti. We have one cactus with teeny, tiny spines that you can scarcely see but that pack an evil punch. Don’t ask me how I know this!! See you tomorrow.

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    • Thanks Janet. I didn’t realize how hard weeding them can be. I almost volunteered to help her. Maybe we need to send in some drones.

      I meant to set the category of the launch post to one-liner Weds so the banner would show – I forgot. See you tomorrow. Remember, if you want, B&W doors are welcome at Cee’s

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