Backyard Buddy

My dad fed many of the neighborhood animals for years. Squirrels would literally climb up his leg while he was sitting outside in his little garage/office, inquiring where their daily rations were.

When I moved back to California, I inherited the job. This little one was my buddy (and entertainment) for quite a few months until she disappeared. I loved taking pictures of her when she’d get real close to me.

The first picture is what I would see in the morning if I took too long to get outside. My desk was so close to the window that we were almost eye to eye! She knew exactly where to find me, too! It was a lousy photo, with the semi-dirty window and screen in the way, but I did my best to make it look good. Such a cutie!

The ornament seems to have gone AWOL, so this is my JOY photo today!

Discovering joy in and old friend.