Little grey friend all fluffy and cute,
Scampers about in his little grey suit,
Gathering nuts and other tasty stuff,
hiding it away ready for when there's not enough.
Hanging upside down and doing all sorts of tricks,
Getting into feeders the birds' food he nicks,
Running amuck all over the place,
Such a loveable rogue, such a loveable face.
Some say he's a pest and should be got rid,
But not our friendly Squirrel heaven forbid,
He lives his own life and is entitled to that,
He just needs to watch out for the big neighbours cat.
We love to see him and all his grey mates,
They visit us daily and empty the plates,
We don't even mind if he scoffs the lot,
There's plenty more in the bird food pot.
How would it be if he stopped coming to feed,
We won't even mind that he has a little greed,
He's always welcome on our feeding tree,
There'll always be food for the birds and for he.
You keep on coming our fluffy little friend,
We'll make sure you don't meet with a nasty end,
And come the Spring when your family grows,
Bring them as well and we'll be glad it's us you chose.
- Author Unknown
Isn't he a darling? This is actually one of the babe's, one of three, who visit our bird table each day. They are young enough to be less shy than their mama. Our bird table sits right in front of our dining room window, so we have breakfast together, the squirrels and my family of 6, and dinner, and at weekends, lunch too!
Happy Weekending to you :)