I often see a squirrel on my lawn, or climbing on the fence or a tree.
But this time I spotted three squirrels all at once, which is very rare. A scurry of Sparkies!
Though they all seemed to be youngsters, one of them was particularly young; so cute with his skinny little body.
They were very busy digging for food in my garden and generally scurrying around.
They look awkward walking on all fours on the ground, being much more at home climbing straight up a tree.
And after all that hard work time for a little drink; in the bird bath!
They have also drunk out of the dog water bowls on the stoep, but I haven’t managed to catch a photo yet.
Of course, with all this extra activity going in in the garden I have to remember to double check for little grey bodies before I let Little Monkey out. Sometimes I forget.
LM spots them instantly and is off like a shot. One time it looked a little too close for comfort and I bellowed at her to stop! She skidded to a halt and her back legs collapsed. I like to think she was already stopping because I told her to and not because her legs gave way, but I guess I’ll never know. (Her back legs have been doing this for over a year now. No cause can be found; she is very healthy, just getting old.)
Still, I never thought that LM would become nearly as well behaved as my previous dog Lady, as you can see from this post of three and a half years ago; The Further Adventures of Sparky the Squirrel: Part Two.
post script: Many of these photos were taken through a window, so please excuse the blurry, milky appearance, or with my Galaxy phone, not great on distance shots.