This is Patio Bob.
He's incredibly cute, isn't he? And he's also a smart little guy. Patio Bob lives under a patio stone in Frank's back yard.
Every day, Frank or his older son tops up several bird feeders and scatters large quantities of bird seed throughout the yard and along the tops of fences, bars, deck rails and once or twice in this otherwise empty window box.
It's meant for the birds, primarily but Patio Bob knows a good thing when he sees it. He goes from station to station, collecting all of the oiled sunflower seeds first. He fills his chubby little cheeks then heads back to his patio stone to unload his stash before returning for more.
The vessel which Frank uses to scatter the seed is a blue pitcher and sometimes a few inches of seed will remain in the bottom. Did I mention that Patio Bob is a smart little guy? I'll let the following photos speak for themselves.
Go to it, Patio Bob.
So, if you happen to see this cheeky little guy, please send him home. We'd miss Patio Bob's cute little face and silly antics if he were to stay away for too long.