Sunday, December 18, 2005

My "Pet" Squirrel

I have "adopted" a little gray squirrel and I feed it all kinds of things: breadcrumbs, walnuts, cheesepuffs, dried cranberries and raisins, etc. He comes right up on the deck and boldly looks in the patio doors, begging for food. I missed a shot of him with his little paws on the glass as he peered inside the diningroom. As soon as he saw me he ran off because he still doesn't trust me. My husband, Jon, says that if this creature, which is really a rodent (he says RAT with a bushy tail), gets into the attic or walls, it is up to ME to get the thing out and he wants nothing to do with the ordeal if it happens. It lives in a nest in a nearby tree. I HOPE he won't think to move his residence to our attic or between our walls all because I am feeding him! I will take my chances because it is so cold outside, and he is so cute. :-)

1 comment:

Jules said...

He's so cute. I can imagine that he gives you a lot of pleasure and he must feel happy about things too. I have the occasional geco on the livingroom walls and Penny has dormice in her attic which being nocturnal animals scuttle about up there during the night.