Hi all - Putting up another favorite for your enjoyment on this re-post summer Wednesday. I'll be back with something new on Friday. Enjoy!
Ah, the life of a squirrel, always so busy, running here, running
there, on high alert at all times - I bet it can get pretty stressful on
the little furry guys.
"Wait, is that a spa? Do I
hear a fountain running? And what are all those things swimming in the
water, they are such pretty colors! I am simply mesmerized,
Which is how I think the thought
bubble should read above this little squirrely nutkin at rest. Here's
the thing, I've NEVER seen a squirrel at rest and believe me this one
I looked out my bedroom window and saw
this guy sitting on the edge of the pond. I thought - oh how cute he is
getting a drink of water from the pond. I grabbed the camera and snuck
outside to snap a picture or two. I didn't want to get too close and
disturb him, so I zoomed the shot in.
Then I went
inside. An hour later I looked out and he was still there and I
thought, hmmm, well I've never seen a squirrel sleep before, maybe he is
having a nap. They are always so, so busy, he deserves a good rest
every once in a while and the sun must be warm on his back.
hour after that, oh my - is he dead? Crap, did a squirrel die hanging
over our pond? Is there something bad in the water? Oh no, are the
fish dead - that would really suck. We've been "raising" Koi for at
least seven or eight years now (ok, once you have them, you are stuck
with them - I hear they live 50 years.... It's possible the Koi will
outlast us and they keep breeding, there is no end...)
I couldn't stop looking, you know, like a car accident. You want it to
all be good, but you are pretty sure it isn't. He never moved an inch
and I didn't want to sneak up on him to see if he was breathing - could
you imagine scaring a sleeping squirrel???
loud scream out of both of you and then I envision the squirrel attached
to your face or arm or something you need - then comes the six weeks of
rabies shots, because you know there is no catching a squirrel without a
shot gun... So nope - I wasn't going to check on him for breath.
I'll wait for the hubby - that's what I'll do. He's a pro at removing dead things from our yard, yeah - great idea!
comes home, checks him out a lot closer than I would have, determines
he is breathing and we should leave him alone. And since he has NEVER
seen a squirrel at rest before either, he looks up at the big oak and
decides he fell out of the tree, conked himself a bit dozy and is just
hanging out in slumber land while he regains his senses.
prefer to think he stopped, had a drink, the pretty swirling fish sent
him off to lala land and he was dreaming about how to build that raft
with Twinkleberry to sail off for Owl Island across the mighty waters.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, sweet dreams buddy!
Note: Many people asked it the squirrel was ok. really, he must of just been a catching a little nap - because before we headed off to bed - he was gone.