While July 6, 2017 will always be a dark day in my life as it was the evening my Dad passed away… before I fully knew what would be in store for me that night, I received a rather welcome distraction that morning which started with a very loud rendition of the Squirrel Alarm.
That loud screeching/barking sound you might hear on occasion coming from the trees is likely a squirrel who has discovered a perceived threat and is broadcasting the message to every squirrel in earshot. This squirrel alarm was even more rousing than usual, as it was multiple squirrels who were sounding off outside my door. I spotted one of the noisemaking squirrels in my neighbor’s tree, and then I spotted the threat….
The cat I came to affectionately call Sewie was on the prowl, or at least lurking about. And that had the squirrels on edge. The following Saturday, I processed the pictures I took that morning and added my own dialogue to turn these photos into an over-dramatized story, which will be presented this week as my 41st favorite Saturday Squirrel exactly as it appeared five years ago….
Uh oh! One of my sciurines in arms has sounded the alarm! I wonder what’s up! Hopefully it’s just another false alarm like when Ralph stubbed his toe on that giant acorn last week and….
HOLY SHIT!!!! Is that what I think it is!?!?!?
Well, poop. Looks like the stupid tree rat has spotted me. Not that it will keep such a skilled hunter as myself from having a nice, fat squirrel supper tonight.
Does he see me? Does he see me!?!? Oh shit, I think he does! What to do, what to do!?!?!?
Maybe if I just lay here and look cute, the pussy beast will ignore me! Yeah, that’s the ticket!
You can’t stay up in that tree forever, you no good little tasty morsel. I’m in no hurry though….. take your time. It’ll just work up my appetite even more.
No good little……… what!?!? Hey, you can’t talk to me like that! I’m a squirrel and I have rights too! I have the right to life, liberty, and………. um….. life! And if you think for one minute that some internet lolcat reject is going to intimidate me on my own turf….. well, let me tell you something mister, you’ve got another thing coming!!!!
(Licks lips) Not in aaaaaaaany hurry at all. Take your time, pal……………………
Oh geez….. what am I gonna do? Is there a deus ex machina in the house!?!?!?