Sparky on my Stoep

Sparky on my Stoep 1

Haiku 140

Hopping round my stoep

My very own little pet

Dancing for peanuts


Several times a day Sparky the squirrel hops around our stoep, peeping through the glass door and waiting expectantly for a few nuts.

Sparky on my Stoep 2

I thought he was a greedy little thing, popping by so often, till I realised that there was more than one Sparky, when I happened to see two at the same time! One definitely looks fatter; and one has a straggly tail.

Sparky on my Stoep 3

The fat one sometimes sits on top of the stone rabbit, waiting for his food. He takes the nut and eats it on the stoep. The thinner one always runs far away to eat his.

All of them eat a few and bury a few for the lean times.

Still, I think that each does come by more than once a day. I should put little coloured collars on them so I can tell them apart!

Then I ought to get tiny little identity discs with their name and my telephone number, and then . . . .


28 thoughts on “Sparky on my Stoep

  1. Murphy's Law

    Lol! Next you’ll be having a background check and getting fingerprinted so you can register as a foster mother for all the Sparkys!! Perhaps you could rig up little hammocks in the shade so they can hang out comfortably! πŸ€—

    I love the photo with Sparky sitting on the stone rabbit. You’re a good person Sci, the way you look after all the critters that visit your gardens.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Oooh tiny hammocks! πŸ˜€
      Thank you πŸ™‚ Well, it is winter here, so food is a little scarce for the wild things and while I don’t have a dog it is safe to feed them on the stoep so we can watch their antics. πŸ˜€


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