Thursday, January 10, 2008

Skittle the Squirrel


This is Skittle. She's our favorite squirrel. We named her Skittle because she's so tiny. She's been a daily visitor for a long time now. About a month ago, she came into the yard with her tail messed up (all the fur was flat like it was wet) and her back legs not working very well. She was hopping along like a bunny but her tail was just flopping behind her. We think she got hit by a car, but just smacked in the back end. A couple of weeks with a floppy tail, the fur close to her body started getting fluffy. Eventually the end of her tail fell off and now she has a little fluff. She can run full blast and up and down the tree. She hops more like a bunny instead of a squirrel. We love watching her because she gets crazy sometimes and does little flips in the yard. Squirrels are way better than tv! :)

3 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Aww, she's a cutie. Isn't it sad when they get hurt -- you just want to go out and make it all better.

Kim said...

We have squirrels at my office, and I love to see them play! Oh! Maybe I shouldn't talk that way about the people I work with! ROFLOL! No, no--we have REAL squirrels! Just teasing about my co-workers!

Kairle said...

That's just the way our cat behaves...running, flipping, hopping...we laugh at her all the time.