See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Squirrel wedding...


Two of my squirrels got married today.
Actually they mated without ceremony. Since they were born last summer, I regarded them as brothers. I fed them all winter and they often sun themselves on top of Our Lady's shrine outside my door. They are unique in that each has blond ears. Yesterday I saw them wrestling and chasing one another, although I was surprised brother squirrels would stay together like that. This morning I noticed the boys doing something else, and I finally realized they are not brothers at all - but one is male and one is female. The female is sitting on the roof of the shrine sunning herself as I write this.
"Tooweet! Tooweet!"

8 comments:

  1. Is she smoking a cigarette??

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  2. Adrienne - LOL! The male squirrel was sunning himself on the roof of the house - obviously they are nonsmokers.

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  3. I thought this was going to be one of those "orientation" posts....and I was going to ask you to tell the brothers I love them anyway LOL!

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  4. "Actually, they mated without ceremony."

    Seems to describe most births to celebrities in Hollywood.

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  5. Fornicatin' squirrels.

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  6. These comments are hysterical!

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  7. Terry, living as you do in the Frozen Northern United States, you get to miss out on a local event here in Southern California.

    No, I speak not of the swallows' return to San Juan Capistrano, but the Season of Parrot Fornication. Quite a number of neighborhoods have wild parrots residing here, including mine, and come spring, it's a veritable "Polly-Wants-an-Orgy" in the trees around my house. The screeching of a parrot in its throes of passion has a decibel level not heard since The Who last played the LA Coliseum.

    On the plus side, local schools have a cheap and easy opportunity for a field trip . . .

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