Autumn and Winter in Finland 2014 - 2015

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Re: Autumn and Winter in Finland 2014 - 2015

Post by Felis silvestris » January 18th, 2015, 8:17 pm

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Post by Olga » February 7th, 2015, 6:01 pm

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What cuties!! Lovely, a very lovely video! :laugh:

:laugh: Hello! I'm back. But I'll not make as much videos as earlier. It's partly be cause of Nanu that I have had pause. :unsure: This winter might be his last winter.. The veterinarian told us that he may live for some moths more.. He aslo warned us not to wait too long... He is fine, but he is very old, 15 years, 11 months now. He is eating well, likes to walk in the forest, but he is rather weak and slow, fragile. Well. it's normal for him at this age. Anyway, I'm happy for each day he is fine.

Today we had a kind of snow fall here:

The dog barking there towards the end is the dog of the neighbor police's Bernese dog, always alert. The dog announced that I opened the window..
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Post by Olga » February 7th, 2015, 6:11 pm

Squirrels are alright. They visit daily, at least three four of them every day.

Some videos and pictures from the last three weeks:

11th January - an early guest (who??):

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18th January
Paula and Mops Jr



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Post by Olga » February 7th, 2015, 6:25 pm

23rd January:

It could be Mrs Mops:



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24th a new guest, Mag pie:



29th Jan:
Mr Spock, I think:



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Post by Olga » February 7th, 2015, 7:20 pm

30th January:
Castano:



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Post by Olga » February 7th, 2015, 7:51 pm

31st January:

I'm not sure who is this. It could be Mops Jr.. :puzzled: hm.. the face traits.. well, he has been here every day anyway!

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That was all I had in my video folder.
Well, so we will see how the next spring will be. But it takes some weeks yet. I pray that Nanu will see it too. He loves to dig little holes in the vegetable and flower bed.. On next Tuesday I'll go with him to the trimmer to brush his fur ready for the spring and summer to come!
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Post by Felis silvestris » February 7th, 2015, 8:08 pm

I am sorry to read the sad news, Olga. I hope for some good months still ahead for you and Nanu! I hope the squirrels visiting can give you a bit of consolation, thanks for sharing them once more. They all look well!
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Post by Olga » February 7th, 2015, 9:57 pm

Yes Felis, it's a hard time we have ahead. But we will do our best that Nanu has everything he likes..
Number 1: Favorite food. He is allowed to sleep as much as he wants in peace. Nappu has to be taken elsewhere for some days when she gets the next heat time (in March-April) to not to bother Nanu.

We let him go in the garden when ever he wants, he will have forest walks but not to long walks, he loves to sniff everything there in the forest.. Many times there he likes just to stay for while and just 'meditate' for a while wihtout anyone to press him to hurry.. etc..

We have a good vet who knows and likes Nanu very much. We may have contact with him at any time... He perhaps may even come here on Squirrel hill if needed..

BTW: Nanu can still jump on the bed and off the bed on his own. I love to listen when I hear him eating with good taste..

His father Girju was weaker at same age, we had to carry him on the bed.


Time goes too fast!... :slap:

See you :wave: I'll follow squirrel's life too, but only with one eye..
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Post by Lussi05 » February 8th, 2015, 4:27 pm

Dear Olga, I'm very sorry to hear about Nanu.
I hope he gets some good months still, and that he will still be around when spring arrives.
I wish you strenght in this special time, and all the best wishes for Nanu <3

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Post by Olga » February 9th, 2015, 12:40 pm

:wave: Hi, Lussi! Everything is alright!
Thanks for compassion. Nanu went walking in the garden. He has eaten and he is all content.
His fur looks bad - he has like two fluffy fur layers and the first one is pushing out! Well, we are goinmg to the trimmer tomorrow.

Squirrels of today:

four squirrel on the ktchen side in the morning:



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Post by heidu » February 9th, 2015, 2:38 pm

Hi Olga!
Know what you are going thru right now, wishing for many more days with Nanu and watching every step he takes to see if he have any pain.
Know that we are many who are sending good wishes and give Nanu and Nappu a big hug from me :wave: :thumbs:

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Post by Bea » February 9th, 2015, 3:14 pm

Dear Olga,

I agree with heidu - please give Nanu a big hug and cuddle and ruffle him on the place where he loves it most :D

Enjoy the time you still have together with him, I am sure he will do so also.
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Post by Margossa » February 14th, 2015, 6:05 am

Dear Olga :hi:

I'm sorry to read sad news about Nanu. :(
I know what you are feeling now because he is a member of family and it's difficult to accept that this is last winter with him.
I wish you in this hard time many happy days with Nanu in good condition.
A lot of hugs and kisses from me to Nanu. ♥♥♥

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Post by Margossa » February 14th, 2015, 6:15 am

Thank you Olga for your beautiful pictures and videos of squirrels. They look lovely. :loveshower:
Thank you also for your video of snowfall with nice music on the background and for video of Magpie.
You have a lot of snow at backyard. In my area snow almost completely dissolved.

***alice44 and Felis silvestris, thank you very much for superb picture and link to video. :2thumbsup:

I found great pictures made by Konsta Punkka. He is 20 years old amateur wildlife photographer from Helsinki.
http://kpunkkaimages.com/gallery/?dir=&page=1

On this website is an interview with Konsta Punkka about his work and wonderful photos too.
http://www.boredpanda.com/finnish-wildl ... ta-punkka/ -

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Post by Manu » February 14th, 2015, 4:45 pm

I'm so sorry to hear this news from Nanu.

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Post by alice44 » February 15th, 2015, 1:20 am

Olga, I am sorry to read such news.

I hope Nanu has a lovely last winter and Spring.

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Post by Lussi05 » February 16th, 2015, 8:13 am

Olga, I found this clip on YouTube, an amazing rescue..

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Post by Olga » March 4th, 2015, 8:38 pm

4th March

:thumbs: Thank you Lussi! My goodness the little baby pup squirrel, he was caught in a thorn!
Thanks to the lovable people it was saved.
Oh dear. Life can be dangerous!

:slap: I have been of for weeks now. Life is going on here, squirrels visit daily as always, small birds have begun their spring singing. It seems that spring is really near..

Today I saw one very sweet squirrel. I'm not sure who it is, but it looks young to me:

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the sweet guest seen closer:

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Post by Olga » March 4th, 2015, 8:46 pm

Some videos from the two weeks I have been off:

10th February:
Mops Jr supposedly



11th February:
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Post by Olga » March 4th, 2015, 8:55 pm

Thank you for your good wishes to Nanu, all of you, heidu, Margossa, Alice, Lussi, Bea and others!

Nanu is alright! Today he has eaten for two times and he is sleeping now. It's him whom I have been spending time for the most. I do not notice any change to worse.. Perhaps he is more tired after walks nowadays, but all in all he is fine... :dunno: :laugh:
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