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The Story Of Sammy Chipmunk, Our Favorite Resident!

Updated on July 16, 2012

Sammy's Story

Sammy the Chipmunk at my job.
Sammy the Chipmunk at my job.
Another shot of Sammy.
Another shot of Sammy.

Sammy The Chipmunks Story

I first met Sammy the chipmunk last year at my job. I have been at my job for 5 years, and I am a cook as well as an overnight aid on the weekend., which means I am there to keep an eye on the residents in the independent senior citizen home that I work in. I am a smoker and of course have to smoke outside, so I see many interesting things while sitting on the patio.

One crisp fall day I was sitting on the patio and this adorable little chipmunk appeared on the handicap ramp, and at the time my kitchen aid "Bre'Onna was inside working, so I called to her, and said "hey look" a chipmunk. It was to funny because he did not move at all and I grabbed my cellphone and snapped a few pictures of him. I even managed to get a video of him and all the while Bre and I were talking. We decided to name him, "well we think" he is a boy, so we named him Sammy the chipmunk, but just in case it may be a 'Samantha". Walter who is one of my residents was on the patio with me at the time and he got a kick out of Sammy, as did the other residents when I showed them the pictures and video of Sammy. My residents get a kick out of me, because they never know what I will come up with next, and I really love to keep them entertained and brighten their everyday life just a bit.

One day I saw Sammy the chipmunk and tried to feed him, but he ran under the handicap ramp, which he did many days after that, we figured this was his home. Sammy was a little tease, and sometimes he would let you get a little close to him, then he would run away. We always looked for Sammy and talked about him. Then the cold weather came and we knew Sammy must have hunkered down for the long winter under the ramp. We imagined he had a huge stash of food from all the neighbors yards. It was good to see my residents taking an interest in something as simple as a little chipmunk.

After the long cold winter had passed , then spring finally arrived! We were eager to see Sammy again, and we did, but only a fleeting glimpse here and there. We saw him with another little chipmunk and figured it was his girlfriend, but he never stayed around to long in the summertime, as he was to busy yard hopping.

So now once again the fall season is upon us, and our "beloved Sammy", the chipmunk is back again! I think he is getting his home ready for the coming winter months. We do wonder though were his little "friend" has gone off to. Perhaps the other little chipmunk has a home somewhere else. I guess they don't want to live together. My poor mind tends to wanders sometimes lol. I will however leave him some food by the ramp, for his long winter nap. We will all wait until springtime arrives to get a glimpse of our little resident chipmunk named Sammy !


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      Bonny OBrien 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      Thank you panga. My residents love seeing him. He cheers them up.

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      panga sandu 5 years ago

      very good post

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      Bonny OBrien 6 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      Thanks sgbrown. Well we are into March now, so some of the residants will be looking forward to seeing him soon.

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      Sheila Brown 6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This is a cute story. I love to watch the squirrels around our house, they can be so entertaining! Thank you for sharing your sweet story. Have a great day! :)

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

      Sammy is adorable! We like to adopt and name animals around our house sometimes. We have a family of rabbits that live in some bushes in the front of our house and we also used to have a family of owls in our tree out back...we named them all! Thanks for sharing.


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