Sunday, November 23, 2008

St. Francis dilemma



















Some of you are familiar with my St. Francis statue that I use as a bird feeder. Ever since some culprit has beheaded him (Either Bob the Mourning Dove, the squirrel or the tattle tale chipmunk) - I can't decide what to do with him. We can't find St. Francis's head to glue back on (I'm going to check the yard one more time but I think he's been raked up.) So the question is - do I take the chance and get a new St. Francis feeder? Somehow it's not bothering the critters that they are eating from a beheaded saint but I do think my neighbors are worried about me.....

22 comments:

Lynne said...

I don't think St. Francis would mind if you kept his statue without the head. The statue is still welcoming and feeding the critters that St Francis so loved.

hillgrandmom said...

IN your earlier pictures, the head was there on the ground. Pity it can't be found. But the statue as is still good.

gina said...

i love that lil fat squirrel enjoying his meal, apparently quite unimpressed that his benefactor is headless. lol

Leedra said...

The critters still like it, who cares what the neighbors think?

NCmountainwoman said...

I have a feeling St. Francis wouldn't mind his headless body used to feed the birds and squirrels. Cute picture.

Denise said...

...since you aren't planning on selling soon... I wouldn't worry about St. Francis.

Deborah Godin said...

Just leave it, and if your neighbors freak out tell them you replaced Francis with Ichabod Crane...

Chris said...

Just a wonderful picture of a nice squirrel.. Congrat..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

If the birds and squirrels don't mind a 'Headless St. Fraincis'---well---the neighbors shouldn't mind either. I say--Leave it!!!

Tina said...

Some of the most famous sculptures have no head or arms...so I vote to keep him, he is serving a great purpose holding all that food!:)

MuseSwings said...

I think you should have a contest. Give your bloggers the dimensions and see who can come up with the best replacement head for poor St. Francis

Rambling Woods said...

The critters don't care as long as there is food..it is kind of funny though..

Gardener's Garden said...

This is truly one of the healthiest squirrels I've ever seen and I love that big fluffy tail and he doesn't even seem to notice that St. Francis is missing a head so I wouldn't worry about it.

Salty said...

Chunky lil squirrel you have here!

It looks like St Francis, head or no head, is feeding your little critter well :)

Jayne said...

LOLOLOL Shelley!!! Oh, my, well, I think he can live without it and still perform the task at hand? :c)

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for weighing in on your comments. I'm keeping St. Francis for now - but I'm hoping hubby has a new one on a xmas list for me - I do miss seeing his face.

fishing guy said...

shelly: At least if you don't make a red blood streak down the front it should work fime.

Daisy said...

Oh dear, poor St. Francis! HA HA HA! :D

Bird Girl said...

How I missed this one?? You are just the funniest gal! Great story! Love the squirrel shot! No head is fine with the critters - haha!

Knatolee said...

I think you need to buy another St. Francis, but you also need another head for the headless feeder. But not a St. Francis head! You need, let's see, what scares squirrels? An owl head? A dog head (in particular, my squirrel-munching dog!)? A vulture head?

The funny bit it, my word verification for today is "headit". I kid you not!

Eve said...

Oh Shelley!! I don't know what to do...maybe some crafty person can come up with a head to match him! If you leave him headless...Bob might have a nightmare!!!

RuthieJ said...

Poor St. Francis! I have no solutions for you Shelley, but I sure enjoyed reading all the comments and other suggestions!