Sunday August 10th 2008, 5:15 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

going out on a limbHe was a beanpole: young-looking, long, thin-boned, with a tail like a two-sided mohawk.  The most unusual thing was the few speckles of gray fur mixed in with its white underbelly–freckles!  The squirrel eyed me from my kitchen window, scrambled up the Chinese elm and came back down on another limb to get a closer look at me.  It played peek-a-boo there for the longest time, and I couldn’t make a break for it to get the camera or the game would have ended on the spot.  It really did need a pirate-motif sweater, you know?  It debated leaping onto the recycling container where I could reach it to take its measurements, but thought better of it.

Meantime, I got asked at church today if I were still knitting.  Uh, yes. I do tend to do that.

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I had a “pet” squirrel when I was in high school. I made this clicking sound and it would come running and I would feed it toast. (I know. I know. Not smart.) It then became more bold and would attach itself to our screen door and wait for me. My Mom wasn’t thrilled to open the back door and see a squirrel hanging on the screen.

Comment by Momo Fali 08.10.08 @ 5:26 pm

My uncle had a squirrel who, for a year, chittered and threw a nut at his head every time he walked out his back door in revenge for the uncle’s having cleaned out its winter cache stored away under his porch.

Comment by AlisonH 08.10.08 @ 5:34 pm

Playful little squirrel just stopping by to say hello and brighten your day.

“Are you still knitting?” ….was just a conversation opener because they might as well have asked if you were still eating, etc. :>) Once a knitter ALWAYS a knitter. :>)

Comment by Joansie 08.10.08 @ 6:13 pm

I had someone ask recently, “Oh, are you still writing?” Um, if I stop writing, please call 911. So yes, Alison, if you stop knitting, we will commence CPR.

Comment by Laura 08.10.08 @ 7:13 pm

Asking you if you’re still knitting is kind of like asking if the sun still comes up in the morning, isn’t it?

Comment by Rosanne - Firefly Nights 08.11.08 @ 3:14 am

Incredible color there in the lace. And sometimes, we really do have to just enjoy the moment, no matter how great the photo would be!

Comment by Channon 08.11.08 @ 5:35 am

“Are you still knitting?”…Hmmmmmm,Nah…I taught the needles to do all the work themselves so I just sit back and watch 🙂 Am loving the blue color of the new lace pattern!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 08.11.08 @ 6:31 am

Still knitting??!!
Were they newcomers at church?

Comment by Sonya 08.11.08 @ 6:37 am

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