We were enjoying afternoon tea and scones outside at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, when Sparky the Squirrel came to join us.
There I was, eating the last of my delicious scone, when I noticed little Sparky begging for food.
By this stage I only had a few crumbs left, but I gladly shared them with the charming little chap.
What a delight it was to have this little wild creature stare up trustingly into my eyes and lay his little paw in my hand.
But apparently my offerings were lacking.
Sparky was having – Anything he could get his little paws on . . . As witness here, eating part of a sandwich he has begged from someone apparently less hungry than me!
This seems to be what he was after all along; not my pathetic little crumbs.
I am only surprised that, with all the easy pickings, he was not totally rotund!