Saturday, July 5, 2008
A few years back I happened to look out my window and saw two of my neighbors staring at the large oak tree in the back yard. Wondering what they were looking at so intensely I wandered out and stood next to them. There on the wire holding my birdfeeder was a squirrel. Half way down the wire was a hook and Rocky had managed to get his foot caught in it and could neither go up nor go down. So he just hung there upside-down. Not squawking or bouncing about, just hanging there looking at us as we stood there looking at him. Being that my sense of humor tends to lean towards the dark side, I muttered something about stupid squirrels and went to the shed coming back with my hoe raised high above my head. The horrified look on their faces (including Rockys) was there until I put the hoe under his feet and gently pushed him back up to the branch. Ahhhh, such fun.