As I opened the door, a mad dash was made from
our yard and across the street. A heavy burden caused
the squirrel to slow down in the middle of the
street to adjust the heavy load, an apple in its mouth!
Amusing to watch, it tried to keep the prized apple
in its mouth! A few additional squirrels frolicked
In the afternoon sunshine as they scoured the
lawn for additional tasty morsels. Just imagine
I had just this week thought our apples must almost
be ripe enough to pick. As I surveyed the trees,
what did I spy but a bushy tailed thief perched high above
enjoying an afternoon snack. How dare they
steal our edibles from the tree! Forsooth!
When startled, they often drop their prize and
simply let the partially eaten apples fall on
the ground. Later in the day when I gaze
at the apples, another friend stops by
for a visit: our resident rabbit. He
attempts to flatten his body and hide
in the grass as he munches on apples.
We have an abundant crop this year so
feeding extra mouths work for us. Now
if they would pick up after themselves so
my husband can mow the lawn.
Wishing them a silent “Guten Appetit,”
I once more close the door and let them
enjoy their meals. For soon, my little
creatures, snow will cover the ground!