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Buried Treasure

Sparky the Squirrel 1

Ahoy there, me Hearties! Cap’n Sparky here.

I’m just burying me Treasure in this ‘ere pot.

Sparky the Squirrel 2

I’ll bury it nice and deep so it’ll be safe under this spiky plant until I’ll be needing it again. 

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I’m sure Sparky’s treasure will be safe there in my pot. I’m just worried about my poor Asparagus fern; since Sparky was really digging down deep into the roots!

 

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Hello Baby!

Baby Squirrel 1

Two baby squirrels have been frolicking around my garden lately. They used to have a parent in tow, but now they appear solo.

Baby Squirrel 2

When I went outside and saw the little family on the grass, the parent would immediately run away to safety, while the kids just stared at me!

They still have a lot to learn about the ways of the world.

Baby Squirrel 3

My most recent encounter was when I walked round the side of the house to check on my honeysuckle. I turned the corner and spotted the two baby squirrels scratching around the bushes. We all instantly froze!

Baby Squirrel 4

Very slowly, I turned my back on them and took a step away then stood still. Next second one of the squirrels darted right in front of me, past my foot, headed for the relative safety of the bird bath. A moment later the second squirrel passed by me on my right, leaping along the grass in little bounds.

It wasn’t the safest escape route, but I guess they will learn in time.

 

post script: You can see from the last photo just how far away the tiny squirrel was. Also, he was sitting in the bright sunlight. Both these factors made it very hard for my little Canon camera to capture a clear shot, but hopefully you can see well enough.

 

I’m Always Walking With You

In The Wilds 1

Wherever I am girl, I’m always walking with you; I’m always walking with you, but I look and you’re not there.

– Cat Stevens, How Can I Tell You

 

I walked down to the library the other day.

On leaving the property I turned left and continued along the road to the end, so I could see clearly down all three roads before I crossed; checking for dogs.

At each road side I stopped and waited for you to sit, while I checked for traffic.

Once along the way I saw another dog across the road behaving badly; leaping in the air, circling the man, chewing on its lead. He was a massive dog that looked like a cross between a Ridgeback and a Boerboel and was way out of control. I instantly thought to check you, so you would not freak out.

But I look and you’re not there.

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I first heard Cat Stevens sing this lovely song, How Can I Tell You, when I was a student. A housemate had the LP and I would play it often when they were all out. It doesn’t refer to someone you knew who is now gone, but rather to someone you never met, but the sentiment is the same.

 

Mission Impossible

Squirrel on fence

Sparky the Squirrel 1

Sparky the squirrel, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out this fence for spy infiltration, while avoiding detection.

Mission Accepted!

Cue Mission Impossible Music! . . .

Sparky the Squirrel 2

Little Sparky was in stealth mode scampering up and down my side fence, having a grand old time.

With consummate ease he hung suspended upside down, clinging on with his tiny claws.

Sparky the Squirrel 3

Peeping out here and there to check if the coast was clear.

Finally, in ultra stealth mode, he evaded detection completely!

Sparky the Squirrel 4

Mission Accomplished!

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Actually, I have no idea what Sparky was up to, but his antics provided ample amusement!

 

All photos were taken from inside my lounge through the window. 

 

Little Monkey Runs with the Pack

Little Monkey

Goodbye my old girl.

Little Monkey 1

May your legs be strong again, so you can run like the wind with a great big grin on your face.

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May you be welcomed into the pack, meet Lady and Jack for the first time and reunite with your old friends, Madam, TJ and of course, Mr Spaghetti Legs.

LM and SL

 

The inimitable Little Monkey.

You Little Monkey

Little Monkey

Hunter – Little Monkey

Little Monkey going to Dog Class

Pensive – Little Monkey

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Little Monkey – Always ready for Mischief

Little Monkey Sunbathing

Little Monkey

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LM Twist 2

Happy LM

Little Monkey stretching 1

What LM Thinks of Wednesday

Happy Little Monkey

Thank you Little Monkey for all the years you shared your unconditional love and boundless enthusiasm for life.

Little Monkey

You take a piece of my heart with you and will be sorely missed.

 

After a short illness, Little Monkey passed away peacefully in my arms.