Good morning to all of you! It’s a real frosty morning today, but the coffee is hot and ready for everyone, so just help yourself and join us for a few minutes to relax a bit. Muffin is sitting, staring at the door right now, honest, she really is doing that. Speaking of Muffin. Some time back she “lost” her favorite mouse, this happens with her toys now and then. I looked everywhere and could not find it, so I bought her a new one because it’s her favorite toy. But I kept looking for her old mouse without success. Yesterday when we were playing she really started to fly around here, getting extra excited! Then onto my bed, then the window sill, up onto my insulator display shelves, across her “bridge”, which I made to connect those shelves with another cabinet to stop her from jumping across.
From this other cabinet she went up to her “cave”, a spot I made for her on top of a large shelf above the washer/dryer combo. She likes her “cave”. But this time, when she came out, she brought her old mouse with her! Now I know what happens to toys that are “lost” and then reappear after a while. I always wondered how that happened. Now I know. She’s in her “cave” right now, just too excited waiting for visitors this morning. Jasper had a hard time yesterday with that other squirrel, but he was here for his afternoon snack, and since it wasn’t too cold I thought it would be a good time for a chat with him. “I see that other squirrel is a determined one.” Loud chip. “Yes, I guess he is a bit of a pest.” Chip. “You keep telling him to stay away, and he won’t?”
Chip. “I agree, this is your territory, he has his own and should stay there. Maybe the food isn’t so good over there.” Chip. “He said there’s no peanuts? You should tell him most squirrels don’t have peanuts, they eat pine, spruce and balsam cones, well, the seeds in them.” Chip. “Oh, you told him that.” Chip. “He’s not satisfied with that and wants peanuts? Well, maybe you could let him have some.” Loud chip. “Oh, you offered to share, but he wants them all for himself? Hmm, that’s not fair, you were here first, your mother gave you her territory, so it belongs to you.” Chip. “You’re welcome.” He takes another peanut and off he goes. Hopefully Jasper can keep fighting off that other squirrel, I would miss him. Well, thanks for coming today, I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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