Walking this morning I passed by some frolicking squirrels. They are particularly friendly because there is a woman that feeds them peanuts. She has a pitbull that loves to sit below the tree that they climb and stare up longingly hoping they will come down for a visit. He’s very still and patient. But the squirrels seem to know better.
Because of the peanut lady, they are overly bold and my dog liked this too. But he is neither still nor patient and wanted to charge right after them! So getting these photos was a challenge. Maybe I will bring peanuts too when I go for the walks myself.
There is much alien wildlife here compared to where I used to live, but squirrels are familiar, their antics and screeching at each other when they are annoyed about something. It’s quite comforting compared to the skittering lizards and the hanging spiders which are everywhere.
The birds have been a combination of new and old and apparently my hummingbird feeder probably won’t produce any visitors until March. That’s fine…I can be patient.
For now I will relish the antics of gray squirrels near my house and be comforted that they are creatures I know, even with their city boldness!