No, this is not a twist tongue.
This morning I was hoping to sleep late, but someone decided that it wouldn’t happen.
Bob is a squirrel that lives in the trees behind my home. He enjoys spending time on our balcony, and is not the least bit afraid of me.
Bob is very vocal. Very. And even though I have never taken squirrel lessons, or spent time in a squirrel immersion camp, I’ve discovered that I understand squirrel (almost) perfectly.
I know when a baby squirrel is looking for his mom. I know when a mom is looking for her offspring. I know when it is just squirrel chit chat, and when something dramatic (for a squirrel) is going on.
When I woke up to Bob’s loud screaming, I knew what was going on.
Alert! Alert! Stray cat in the backyard! Alert! Aleeeeeeeert!!!
Of course, Bob had to sit on the tree branch closest to my bedroom window. I tried to phase out the annoying noise, knowing that there was absolutely no danger in Bob’s near future. Cats can climb trees, alright, but my squirrel buddy is much quicker, and can jump from a branch to another, which our backstreet cats can’t do.
Unfortunately, Bob is a territorial rodent, and an annoyingly stubborn one too. So after about five minutes of hoping he would go bug someone else, I got out of bed. It didn’t take me long to spot the ”menace”, a black & white cat that walked away from our yard as soon as he saw me up on the balcony.
Intruder chased away, problem solved!
Or so I thought.
I went back to bed, hoping to catch a little extra hour of sleep. But Bob wasn’t done complaining from his branch.
Back on the balcony, with my cellphone this time, to shoot the following video. As you can see for yourself, there is absolutely nothing to fear, unless you are afraid of water hoses… Come on Bob!
When I walked back in, the noise stopped as soon as I closed the door. For some reason, I got the feeling that Bob had wanted me to film him. Are squirrels hungry for fame too, now??
Well you got it pal… Whatever it was, that you wanted.
You’re online now. And I am wide awake!