|"Great day, huh, Cam?!?"|
"Yes! And a nice, shady trail, Maggie!"
... when I spotted something up ahead!
I sensed no fear in the little guy, he didn't run or tease or anything, so I got a bit closer.
Then I realized -- he was a squirrel puppy!!!! Oh, I hope he isn't like this all the time! Others might chase him, or bark, or worse! Maggie and I stayed very calm and quiet, so we wouldn't scare him! After all, he was just a puppy!
|"Where is your mama squirrel?!? She should be teaching you to be CAREFUL!"|
Fortunately, Mama Squirrel was in a tree beside the trail, and she started yelling at him. Or at us. I'm not sure which. Anyway, we let him finish his snack, then he hopped over toward where his mama was, and we went on our way.
Oh, I know. "Siberian Husky Prey Drive" and all that. But I couldn't help it - and neither could Maggie, who fortunately took her cues from me. It was a squirrel PUPPY and I have a soft spot in my heart for all puppies. I really hope this one learns to be more careful!