If you are a follower of my blog, you know that Fred is a chipmunk.
We first shared Fred on our “Sunsataional Weekend: Chipmunk vs Squirrel” post.
Fred is a real chipmunk that has been visiting me since 2009. Fred sits on the patio ledge every morning.Its been my morning routine (after having my breakfast) to sit by the patio door to say hello to Fred. He makes lots of squeaky noises once he sits on the patio.
When I was away last year (I lived in HI), I was thinking I would never saw him again.
The first thing I did when I moved back to my home was to look for Fred.
I did not see him for days but Golden Happy when he appeared on the patio.
I shared it on my May 13th Reuniting With Fred post.
Many have asked us …How did we come up with the name FRED?
Every time Fred shows up, mom says there’s your “friend” chipmunk.
Yes, the name Fred was derived from the word Friend.
From this poem …
Fred, the chipmunk.
My furry backyard friend.
He makes squeaky chirpy blend.
Love to chase him but
he moves so quick.
Fred can run so slick.
Fred digs a hole
for his winter home.
Collects nuts and berries
to keep for his winter sleep.
… my mom was inspired to write a book, Sugar’s Furry Friend.
Sugar’s Furry Friend was published 10/23/11. Mom self published it and it was available in print (for a limited time). Sugar’s Furry Friend is geared for young children ages 3-6 years old (early readers) The illustrations in the book are based on my backyard photos taken by mom. We’ve sold out of the limited prints and recently did small reprints. Last May 13, 2013, Sugar’s Furry Friend was converted as an ebook available on Amazon Kindle.
GUESS What? as my pre-12th Barkday gift for everyone,
ONLY Today 8/5 (starts 12:00am PST) Sugar’s Furry Friend is available for
FREE on Amazon Kindle.
Below is a 34sec video where you can see Fred is real. Fred chirps and waves too.
Lots of Golden Thanks and ENJOY!
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs