Sunday, April 28, 2019

Guest Sunday Selfies

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago how, on my birthday, I went on a hike at my favorite local forest. While there, I caught sight of a new little friend. See?

Can you see him in there? I zoomed in for a better shot of my new friend. Of course, the friendship was unrequited and my little pal tried to run away.

Thanks to the wonderful zoom function of a camera, though, I did snap one halfway decent shot before the little fellow scurried away from the crazy lady with the camera.

What I enjoyed most about this encounter is that this is a fox squirrel. This hiking area is about 30 minutes from my house, and in my hometown all those 30 minutes away, we only have grey squirrels. I think fox squirrels are beautiful, with those bush red tails, and so I was quite happy for this little meeting I had.

Of course, this red little fellow I met is unwittingly participating in today's Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head.

Happy Sunday to all!


As has become customary during this month of April, the month of the A to Z Challenge, on this Sunday we are sharing the doodle that I scribbled up for our most recent Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem. This poem is titled "Vinny and Val", and was loosely based on my childhood experience with my angels Rosie and Sammy. To read this poem, just click here.

Our Tip of the Day:

To go along with the poem we wrote this past Thursday, and the above accompanying doodle, we have a couple of reminders we've given in the past. First, only use costumes and clothing on kitties and pups who enjoy or tolerate it. If a cat or dog expresses agitation or any dislike for wearing costumes, then keep their comfort and happiness in mind and refrain from dressing them up.

The second comment we want to make is to ensure that children in your life are taught to be kind, gentle, and considerate with cats and dogs, and all animals in their life. This might indeed mean ensuring that children understand to never play dress-up animals who do not enjoy it. Of course, this also extends to any fun and games they might attempt with kitties and pups. Some animals are simply more tolerant than others, and some find more joy than others in playing games of any human sort. Children should be taught to accept and respect if a certain animal simply does not want to play. So, make sure that children in your life understand how to be gentle and considerate of animals and their preferences and feelings, and to give animals space if they need it. This is important to ensure that not only are the animals in question comfortable and happy, but also so that no accidental bites or scratches occur.


meowmeowmans said...

Aww, your little friend is adorable! How interesting that there are different species of squirrel just 30 minutes away from where you live. That doodle of Rosie and Sammy is super sweet, and we agree about costumes and pets. We find it easier to use PhotoShop. :)

Anonymous said...

What a cute squirrel! We have mostly grey squirrels around the townhouse, but there are 2 with brownish red fur. I wonder if they are fox squirrels....
And we LOVE the doodle.
Mom says she ha only had 1 cat who would wear clothes. Tiger LIVED being dressed up! I, Marvelous am NOT a fan...funny, Cinnamon (the dog) does NOT like being dressed either! She will wear a collar but does not like any other clothes.
We loved the doodle of the ballerina cats!

Catscue Catmom said...

What a cutie! I just love squirrels, and didn't know the red ones were called fox squirrels - I wonder how the fox feels about that?!

The Swiss Cats said...

What a cute little friend ! Wonderful selfie ! Purrs

pilch92 said...

That is a cute squirrel and I love the drawing. Excellent tips too. I am doing my best to make sure The Great One knows how to respect animals. She does like to irritate their dog though :) XO

Valentine said...

It's a squirrelygig! I get brown ones at my back door. They are peanut hoarders. They've planted hundreds of them in Mom's garden. Tee hee hee.

Those are very wise tips about teaching lil' humans on the correct ways to treat pets. Thanks for that! Purr purr purr.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

So adorable!!! I just adore squirrels and would love to have one for a pet!

The Island Cats said...

What a fun squirrel. We have brown squirrels around here...probably not the same as this fellow.

messymimi said...

Beautiful friend, beautiful doodle!

Erin the Cat Princess said...

What a beautiful Foxy Squirrel. Here I only have greys, and they are classed as vermin and to be chased. It is lovely to have nice wooded walks and the chance to meet new pals and take great selfies, even if unrequited, MOL

Lone Star Cats said...

Dat skwerril dude duz look fun to chase.

Pam and Teddy said...

Very cool photo of the squirrel.....we love squirrels around here and have PLENTY of them - yesterday morning when it got light enough to see our front yard Mom and I counted EIGHT squirrels enjoying the cool grass! Now that's a crowded restaurant!

Hugs, Teddy

Eastside Cats said...

We have red squirrels, grey squirrels, and black squirrels around here. The amounts of each vary from year to year, and some years there are some that are half one color, and half one of the others! LOL!

Dash Kitten Crew said...

How cool are the squirrels!!