Since EJ and brother live in different countries, communication is easiest through emails.
One day EJ's brother emailed a picture of a cute squirrel dressed in full combat gear. That sparked off an interesting email conversation which is funny as well.
We are sharing this so that you can laugh or grin with us.
The very cute soldier.
BRO: I hope my backyard squirrels do not dress up in combat fatigues to declare war on me....
EJ: Well, in a way I hope all the area squirrels do dress up in that very cute combat fatigues, hold hands round the trunks of all your fruit trees staring hard at you. And you throwing your hands up in the air in exasperation. Would certainly be a hilarious sight! Hahaha!
BRO: Squirrels here are pretty aggresive. If you chase them, they will run but after a safe distance, they will turn around and stare at you, with tails lashing and making noises as if to challenge you to further chase them if you dare.... Quite cute but at times annoying.
Once, I threw an apple at one of them at ground level for doing it and it grazed its side. It rolled over a few times in pain and slowly got up to a tree and disappeared. I felt sorry for the poor thing and never did it again.
I am sure if they have the technology, I will never be able to go to my backyard again...or worse, they will evict me from my house or area...and send me packing back to Malaysia in a stretcher....
EJ: Next time don't throw the apple, you should roll the apple, the lawn bowl way. Better still If you could put a side spin to the apple and watch the squirrels' reaction looking at the apple spinning round it.
Who knows if you do it often enough, they may line up and beg from you
Winnie is a timid cat and not exactly very pretty.
Thanks to blogger cat friends Sammy and Andy and their human mama Judy with her artistic skills and talent made Winnie look so attractive with that lovely summer hat so fitting for the hot tropical heat!
You can visit Sammy and Andy here.