Sunday, July 3, 2011

My Little Wrestling Neighbor.

Art BY Marilyn

This little squirt comes to see me almost every day and kids around with me.  I kid right back.  It is amazing to have such a natural relationship with a wild thing.

It is Sammy the Chipmunk and he wants a peanut in the worst way.  He has such a light touch and he is so perfect in his little paws.

I am not ambidextrous but in order to take this shot I had to be fast with both hands.  Now the hand I am feeding him with has only 35% use and I am working hard with my therapy to get it back.  This was such a spontaneous shot I probably won't ever get another like it, but I will try.  I can see why Steve Irwin gave his life for environmental conservation.  It is an immodest pose, isn't it but he is so trusting.  He crawled all over my hand like an acrobat and I teased him a little and he is so sweet. I made him work for his supper and they seem to love that.  It is a bond all the animals in my private critter sanctuary are enjoying.  Marilyn


Frans Commelin said...

wonderful squirrelset. Frans

Linda said...

Wow! I can't believe you got that close to this squirrel. What a cute picture!

Anonymous said...

Love your work and wish you all the best always