Today – Sunday 10th July 2016 – my bright-eyed friend came-a-visiting…‘Squirrel’ runs along the top of my neighbour’s fence to my garden to feed at my bird-table. He is very partial to a slice of Hovis ‘Seed Sensations’ wholemeal loaf – so I buy a loaf daily to keep up with demand and it isn’t the cheapest on offer!Many birds come too – and this seeded, wholemeal loaf is definitely all their favourite – and mine too. When I just want a quick snack – I eat a slice or two just as it comes out the bag – no butter or spread required – just simple, sustaining bread.
Squirrel has come for some while now and is relatively at ease in my presence. Although remaining naturally watchful – I’m able to stand at my open door and speak to Squirrel – and click away with my camera without him running away back down the fence top – away beyond my neighbour’s garden to open countryside – and possible dangers.
Watching him feed – I can’t bear to think of the fiendish traps and devices invented to kill squirrels – and I pray that he’ll keep safe until his next feed.
As long as I’m here living in this house – I shall welcome my bright-eyed friend and share my bread.
As a slice of finest Hovis for ‘Squirrel’ – these daily interludes with wildlife are part of my fulfillment; neither I nor ‘Squirrel’ have gone hungry this day.