As summer winds down, we squirrels have a few words of advice for all of you busy people out there.
Take a few minutes to relax and lie in the shade. Let the grass tickle your tummy every once in a while. It will make you smile.
Try to remember where you stashed the “good stuff”. Finding hidden treasures can brighten up your whole day.
Offer to share some of your bounty with friends. Sometimes a found peanut should be a shared peanut.
Take your time and don’t make hasty decisions. Should that peanut be lunch today or next week’s dinner?
Live in the moment. Eat it now! What the heck? If you want that treat, go for it!
Enjoy your week, everyone! Watch out for us squirrels, and enjoy the heck out of that peanut. You deserve it!
Hi, everyone! Sera here. It’s been a quiet week here. Most of the snow has melted, and it’s easier to find food for now. We hear that the lady is sick again, but she’s been putting food out every day. We feel bad that she’s got a cold now, but we are happy that she feels well enough to come out and share some goodies with us critters. She was out talking to us yesterday, and here are some pictures she took.
Fun Squirrel Fact for Today: Many squirrels have yellow-tinted eye lenses. These yellow lenses, much like sunglasses, reduce glare from bright light and increase the contrast between colors, giving the squirrel sharper vision (Thorington & Ferrell, 2006, p. 26).
Thorington, Jr., R.W. & Ferrell, K. (2006). Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide. John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD.