Pavlov’s Squirrels

When I listen to music while washing dishes, a squirrel will usually end up dashing through the trees on the way to the patio.  Opening the back door works as well.  (Well, that and critter food.)

Today I had a couple of fellows, this the older and braver, has figured out that I won’t eat him.  The little one reminded me of the squirrel on Ice Age, a bit frantic and unsure, hopping all over the trees and only touching ground at the trunk for an minute or so.  This was the second smallest squirrel I’ve seen.  Once years before on my way to class,  I noticed an adult squirrel was crossing trees with three little squirrels following behind.  Since then I’ve always wanted to see the baby squirrels again…maybe if we keep on feeding them…


About jeanetteraleigh

Jeanette Raleigh is an artist and author who has spent most of her life at some creative pursuit. Whether painting a castle or writing a novel, Jeanette enjoys the playful aspects of creation and strives to make worlds where others feel at home. You can find her works of art and information about her fiction at
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1 Response to Pavlov’s Squirrels

  1. No Way says:

    I recognize that critter!

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