Squirrels just wanna have fun …

08-06-15

The cooler weather refreshes all of us – it makes you want to get out and kick up your heels.

I know I am really enjoying my walks in these cool, even crisp-feeling, mornings.

I got in another five-mile jaunt today by doing a round trip from home to the marina and back. The morning was still as I wended my way down Emmons Boulevard. A few birds twittered and chirped and in the distance a lonely woodpecker was taking drilling practice in a tall tree, no doubt leaving it pock-marked with his sharp beak.

As I approached a huge tree, a pair of squirrels was playing a vigorous game of hide-and-seek, causing me to gasp one time when the two of them ran down the tree and continued their chase out into the street. I had to look away, but thankfully the motorist was going slowly and gave them a brake. Whew!

Speaking of breaks … today, a black squirrel, just like this one, captured the Comerica Park crowd’s interest during the 8th inning when he darted out into the field. All play was halted while the squirrel prowled around a bit, then went back to where he came from.

After play resumed between the Tigers and Royals, a Twitter account was quickly created for the intruder (Black Squirrel @Tigers Squirrel) and our thoroughly modern furry friend churned out a couple of Tweets: “I did it” and “That was fun …” which was soon followed by his Retweet by MLB.com “and we shall call him, the #WalkoffSquirrel” … you can see him and read the story here: http://atmlb.com/1OTPSAj .

Hey – no time like the present to act squirrelly is my motto too sometimes.

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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2 Responses to Squirrels just wanna have fun …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    I didn’t know about the Ball Playing Squirrel. I bet he was having fun. I liked your picture. The weather couldn’t be more picture perfect. Now why can’t Mother Nature treat us to a year of this.

    • lindasschaub says:

      I love this weather too Marge. I heard about the squirrel at Comerica Park in late afternoon on the news – did you watch the video of him in the post? He was so sleek-looking and cute. Glad you like the picture – I had another one of this black squirrel and his playmate going down the tree as well.

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