A very wet Secret Agent Squirrel (SAS) showed up looking for nuts. It’s a rainy Seattle Saturday morning after one lovely, warm, sunny day, and maybe that put him in a mood…or maybe it’s that he’s been fighting again (you can see the bite mark on his face—another battle scar joins his tattered ear). In any case, SAS was grumpy.
I had the door open to take some photos, and my very large seven months-old kitten Night Sky decided to creep out and join me. He was tucked between my crouching legs, and I could hear Secret Agent Squirrel growling. Turns out he was growling at another squirrel who wanted some of those nuts, too.
Wide-eyed Night Sky, curious senior cat Sand and I witnessed the mad squirrel chase that ensued—up the pine tree, round and round the trunk, down, up, and around again.
When a wildly lunging dog that was out for a walk with his people tried to join the squirrel melee Night Sky hastily retreated to the safety of the house.
Intruder routed, SAS finally returned to finish the nuts, and I thought we were done for the day.
I hear a bang—SAS is pounding on the mailbox, trying to get my attention. He wanted another round of nuts. If I don’t give in quickly enough he will progress to banging on the window.
As you can see by this last photo Secret Agent Squirrel is a pretty determined fellow. His persistence paid off, he did get a second round of nuts served to him at the Rose Café.
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A WILD WAY TO HEAL
Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is an animal communicator, Reiki Master Teacher, shamanic energy healer, and author. Her classes, sessions and ceremonial work are inspired by wild and domestic animals who have issued a call to action for personal and global healing.
Her book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism features heartwarming stories about animals and their role in her evolution as an energy worker and shamanic healer.