Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. ~William Ruckelshaus
Not much in life brings me as much joy as the crazy antics of the greedy squirrels in our backyard! A recent addition to our resident squirrel family is this robust little black squirrel...he's a bold little bugger that we often find sitting in the sun on our deck, leftover ear of field corn gripped tight between his tiny paws, chewing away on his breakfast fit for a King. Never one to be able to throw away anything that could have a purpose before it's time, Joe had an idea. Feeding the birds day old bread (discarded when it reached its past the prime status) seemed like such a brilliant idea! What he didn't bargain for was the new squirrel in town....a greedy, determined and very creative soul in a young bushy body! His antics caught my eye as I walked by the picture window..and he soon had me laughing out loud. Joe's day old bread store soon became a black squirrel deli...and by the end of the day, was chewed in half and dropped to ground...and shared by a gang of hungry food stealing squirrels, two squawking blackbirds and one small stray rabbit. Not sure the natives on these two little acres know much about controlling their appetites...but they sure enjoyed a free lunch today, provided by Joe. I'm beginning to think I'm married to my very own squirrel whisperer! I can't remember when I've laughed so hard...or so long. Thanks, Joe....you have a way of making even the gray days brighter!