The next day I went out to sit on the front porch and enjoy watching the swans and the dragon boat racers practicing for the upcoming festival races. I watched the squirrels frolick in the trees and running across the lawn. As I got up to come in the house, I looked at the wreath to see if any more acorns had been removed. But to my surprise, I found a present -- a small green apple tucked in the bottom of the wreath. I pointed out the apple to my Mom and we had a good laugh about it. Maybe the squirrel was storing it for winter, or maybe he was showing me that he was replacing my acorns with his little apples. Regardless, I threw the apple onto the front lawn so that the squirrel wouldn't come back to have a snack of apples and old acorns.
Kleinburg Squirrels Eating atop the Apple Tree
Take a look at the hands and especially the feet of this Stratford squirrel -- his feet look so big compared to his tiny stature. I'm not sure what he is eating here in front of the house, but he is definitely not letting my picture-taking deter him from his meal.
Today, as I was finishing this blog, I went to sit out on the porch for a bit of fresh air. I was thinking about how crazy these squirrels are and how much enjoyment I get watching them. I also thought I probably shouldn't have moved the apple from the wreath -- though I really don't want the squirrels eating my wreath. I got up to go inside and stopped in my tracks. Yes -- the green apple was back in the wreath! I laughed and asked everyone "Who put the apple back?" but everyone denied it! So now they probably think I am a little nutty over this apple! I decided to leave the apple for now -- perhaps when I fix the damage to the wreath, then I will get rid of the apple. But for now, I don't mind sharing my front porch with my new furry friends!