We try not to say the word "squirrel" around here. We use several words instead. If we DO say the word, both girls run to the door so they can go out on the deck and chase away the squirrel. The squirrel moves on as soon as the door opens but that doesn't stop the girls.
Lucy stares at the squirrel who has jumped into the trees.
Ellie was a bit slow and missed the whole thing.
I asked for a pose and she obliged.
Er...Mom...the sun is a bit bright and you forgot my shades.
Lucy stands in triumph, confident that she alone has rid us of the little pest.
We have a couple of brush piles deep in the woods. They are great for little animals and birds during the winter. Last week my husband did a bit of pruning and took the branches to a brush pile. Dang! Wouldn't you know that an industrial squirrel promptly used them for a new nest? No good deed will go unpunished I suppose.
Dratted squirrel. I see the fresh green branches. We didn't intend to update your condo.
Once again our weather has had its ups and downs this week. Our local newspaper announced that March came in like a lamb...covering everything with its fluffy white fleece. And we are expecting near-record highs over the weekend. You figure. And hard as it is to believe we switch to Daylight Saving Time this weekend. I don't like it. I don't like it. I don't like it.
This week's quote is from the Dalai Lama:
"Compassion is not religious business, it is human business. It is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability. It is essential for human survival."
Let us all hope we can find more compassion for the plants, animals, and people who share this planet with us.
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!