Do you love them or hate ’em

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The Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) ...

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I bet right now you are wondering loving or hating what, since it can apply to many things in our world. I wish I could say that this blog is about some profound item that affects your life in a really big way, but I can’t.  I want to talk about everyone’s neighbor, the squirrel (nonhuman-kind).

I happen to be one of those people who absolutely love squirrels. I know it is because I had a baby squirrel I raised on a bottle.  Her name of Suzie.  She was the joy of my 12-year old life.  I would let her out of her box every day to climb the trees in the back yard. She would come to me when I called her, as if she were a dog, She was my beloved pet and I’m now 62 years old and my love for that squirrel has never left me.

I’ve had grown mean run backwards from Susie and me.  I don’t know why they would think she was vicious.  They just kept yelling “she’ll bite me.” It didn’t matter how much I told them she didn’t bite, they wouldn’t listen.  Apparently they had caught a wild squirrel and it ate them up. I have heard they do hurt when they bite.

Now I love to watch the squirrels at play, scampering up and down the trees.  I don’t mind sharing my birdseed with them either.  Everyone has to eat you know.  I have just moved so I don’t have my squirrel feeder up. Go to http://www.squirrels.org/ and find out anything you want to know about squirrels.

Now just to be fair, I know there are people who do not like squirrels, besides the men I chased around as a kid (It was funny).  My best friend calls them big rats.  Other people don’t like them because they are industrious and find their way into attics to stay warm and feast on the wiring.  They are maligned for digging in the flower beds and eating the succulent bulbs.

I can’t understand why anyone would dislike them.  They are so cute.  I’ll ask again, do you love them or hate ’em.

Enjoy the video and I wonder what happened to her finger????

About shirleymclain930

I am a retired RN, I am currently promoting my book, Dobyns Chronicles. My first book published in November 2010 called "The Tower", has been revised. My newest book is a Young Adult Fantasy called Princess Adele's Dragon. It was a fun book to write. I'm enjoying my retirement to the fullest. I like adventure and travel and making friends. I have 5 dogs and 1 cats. They are like having a house full of three years olds. They are a large part of my life and I can't imagine not having them. I spend most of my time sitting in front of my computer working on my latest book. The final edit is time-consuming. I prefer to write or monitor my social sites. On the personal side, I'm married to a wonderful man who spoils me and I love it. I am very much a country girl. I love living on our 5 acres on Pole Cat Creek watching the deer and other animals occasionally stick their​ heads out of the trees. It's a fun life.

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