What is Manny watching so intently?
Manny loves chipmunks. He’s been obsessed with them ever since they came out of hibernation this year. He follows them from window to window in the house, clawing at the glass, barking. Every time a chipmunk stops by the wildlife feeder, Manny alerts us.
He can’t understand why we don’t get as excited as he does.
The chipmunks barely acknowledge him. They stuff their cheeks full of seeds and then leave. Twenty minutes later, they’re on the back patio steps, sunning themselves and shrieking, “CHIP, CHIP, CHIP,” over and over. Manny then finds them and barks at them until they run away.
We also see squirrels.
Adorable red ones.
Manny likes those too.
Here he is barking at one.
As you can imagine, it’s been rather noisy around here lately.
From the dining room table, with Manny and the chipmunks both asleep (the house is so quiet!),