"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Monday, May 02, 2011

Squirrels

I noticed last weekend in Kathy's garden that she had peanuts for the birds in plastic containers and she tells me that there are squirrels in the area too, so I wondered aloud to Keith the other day, why the squirrels there don't demolish the peanuts as they do here. This was after I had bemoaned that fact that feeding the birds here is an ongoing battle with the squirrels. No matter what I do, they always manage to grab the lion's share and even having a guided, squirrel-seeking missile in the form of Paddy does not deter them.
"Pretty obvious really," was Keith's reply. "The Sheffield squirrels are thick, unlike the Welsh squirrels who are super-intelligent."
I'll now sit back and await the torrents of abuse I know will be coming my way across the Pennines and all the way west to North Wales....!

8 comments:

  1. lol maybe he has got a point there!! :o) Debbie

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  2. It could be that the squirrels there are spoilt for choice, but aren't where you are! Flighty xx

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  3. I'm inclined to think that Welsh squirrels are just extremely greedy, Flighty. :)

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  4. living in both areas I feel qualified to comment

    I alway found sheffield squirrels rather boistrious!!!

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  5. I'll have to check with Kathy as to whether she finds the same, John. ;)

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  6. On YP's behalf, I have to say that this merely demonstrates how honest and honourable are Sheffield squirrels!

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  7. You may say that, YP. I couldn't possibly agree! ;)

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