Monday, March 21, 2011

Squirrel! And an Announcement

It's just a little announcement. Wednesday will be a regular post, Thursday I'm reviewing Kite by Bill Shears, and on Friday I'm introducing a new, weekly segment here at the blog. It's a surprise, so prepare to be amazed! (Okay, it's not that big. But I'm hoping this will be fun.)

Today's topic:

With the weather warming up, the squirrels are out in force. I watch them from my front and back window, cavorting around. (The squirrels cavort. Not me.) I love how light on their feet they are.

Squirrel tails are so cool-looking, fluffy and substantial, and they flick them with more talent than a Regency woman holding a fan. Sometimes I wish I had one of those tails just to display a squirrel's level of attitude without saying a word. When my kids do something I just don't have the language to deal with unless I erupt, I could do what our resident squirrel Harvey does (all squirrels here are named Harvey) to our dog--flick my tail in elegant indignation.

Once, when I was a teen, some kids I knew had a baby squirrel for a pet. Somehow I thought its fur would be bristly, but it was the softest thing I'd ever touched. Their liquid brown eyes are so beautiful too.

And one of the greatest things about squirrels? They make me laugh. Not only the way they torment the dog, but how they look when they're scampering about. They remind me of sideways parentheses. (And we all know how I love parentheses.)


Karen said...

Squirrels are so annoying to dogs! Perrin will try to fly up a fence to catch them.
Scott says we have black squirrels here, which is weird. He says they look like small cats.

Cantwell Chaos said...

Haha! I love it! Squirrels and chipmunks have always been fascinating to me!

And I love that you specified who was cavorting!

Thanks for the laugh!

Kimberly said...

Ah this made me smile! Suddenly I want a tail!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Hi Rebbecca! Squirrels are the cutest things that crawl the parks. ;) I'm not used to seeing them round here parts. But I do love to hear them wood peckers a pecking in the early morn. ;)

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Renae W. Mackley said...

There's an announcement coming? Whew, this sounds . . . Squirrel. What were you saying?

Debbie said...

Squirrels always annoyed me until this year. We have one that sits on our front porch and appears to eat the concrete between the bricks. He had made me love their quirky ways.