Pirate and I observed Labor Day with a picnic lunch in Lakeside Park, then some time spent up in our favorite tree, feeding our little squirrel friends.
We're pretty sure there are now five squirrels who are coming by to get trail mix from the monkeys. There's Honey Brown
(who was the first one to brave coming up to us), Left Ear
, and Nervy Nose
. Today we had two more come by, one a small, young-looking female with small ears and quite short fur on her head, and the other a male who's not Left Ear.
It is so, so great to be sitting there in a tree, holding out a palmful of trail mix to a squirrel who decides that's not close enough for convenience, monkey!
and grabs your hand with its paws to pull you closer for easier selection among the nuts. At one point Pirate was sitting next to me with a big grin on his face, saying sotto voce
, "I have a squirrel leaning on my hand. She's hanging upside down and leaning on my hand while she eats. She's muscular — I can feel her forelegs."
I need a squirrel userpic.