Thursday, March 8, 2012


Now that March has arrived...I am sure that many of you are seeing more of these tree rats running the streets of your neighborhood. Believe me, they are crazy. They run wild across the streets, they get on my front porch and they are just plain annoying. I went outside yesterday and there was one right in my yard. I took off chasing that guy so fast that he he took off, jumped the fence in one bound and he didn't even look back!! The American Shawnee Indian word for these Squirrels:
hi ne qi~~pronounced~~ hah knee qua
As Spring gets here more, the more we will see of them. They will infiltrate our neighborhoods and they will think that they own the place round here and we will all have to be on Hi Ne Qi patrol. out Hi ne qi's cuz I am Scottie eye out on ya!! No.... more Hi ne qi's are getting into my yard!!


  1. Thanks for starting us on alert, Jazzi!

    -Bart and Ruby

  2. And just when the little critters are taking over....Addy's leaving. Be sure you get in some naps, so you can really chase those guys.

    XXXOOO daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. Jazzi, I am so impressed how you got up in that tree. I have never climbed a tree. Is it scary??
    We have many hi ne qi here and I am on guard and ready to rid my yard of hi ne qi. Thank you for the new lesson.

    Loveys Sasha

  4. Keep up the good work Jazzi.
    As a Scottie, you probably already know that the gaelic word for squirrel is feĆ²rag!
    Toodle pip!

  5. storm is always on patrol ready to keep out the squirrels cats and blackbirds that try to invade his big grass covered toilet, they have got no chance xxx

  6. You tell 'em, Jazzi! The nerve of these hi ne qi's!

    Love ya lots,

  7. Morning Jazzi
    What a fun word you introduced us to today. I bet you are excited about spring and being able to explore your yard.
    Hugs from your BFFF,

  8. They sure won't get by you with you in your tree perch.

  9. Since we have no hi ne qis in Arizona, I don't know why you have a thing for them. From one picture, it appears that they make excellent drinking buddies. A creature who likes to knock down a few beers can't be all bad.

  10. A squirrel in ANY language is just PURE EVIL.

  11. I saw one of those tree rats building a nest in one of our spruce trees. Luckily for the squirrel she can get in and out of the yard by way of trees so she never has to get down to Nina's level.


  12. Oh for cute....if you don't want them in your yard just give them my address....I love squirrels....they are so much fun to party with!

  13. OMD Jazzi how did you get up that tree? Grrreat job chasing those squirrels. They are EVERYWHERE in my neighborhood now, so I'm on the lookout!


  14. ATTENTION BLOGVILLE....Look for special Hi ne qi patrol classes to be offered soon in your neighborhoods! Jazzi will also offer a class in.....tree climbing!! :o)

  15. The Hi ne qi got their nest blown away with the tornadoes here.
    Last night we were driving behind a van from Berrington, IL. Bought from The Motor Werks. We see that town is close to you.
    Sniffs & Licks
    Sweet William The Scot

  16. I love learning Native American with you!
    Dachshund Nola

  17. Pleased you are on first watch. We have flying rats here called Seagulls.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  18. Hey Jazzi!
    Wow, those rotten, rotten critters are everywhere! They drive us crazy. I have raccoons on my deck every night (video yesterday) and they make me INSANE! Great job chasing them off and climbing that tree.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  19. We don't see very many here--When we do they don't stay around long--I think they're on their way to YOUR neighborhood! :-)

  20. Oh Jazzi, I feel your pain! We've had a really warm winter for Michigan & they've been out the whole time. I can't hardly take a nap for fear that one will infiltrate my perimeter! But I know that we will both be victorious in the end. It's the terrier terror in us!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  21. You get 'em Jazzi!!! Now how did you get in that tree?? BOl!!


  22. Oh Jazzi we love your tree lookout spot and your Indian word Heiniken
    Benny & Lily

  23. Those "hi ne" qi need a good kick in their hiney's. (We tried to do a play on words -- get it. Oh well.)