All God’s Creatures

A friend of mine in Nova Scotia, Francis MacDonald, sent me this photo he snapped. He has all kinds of birds and wildlife in his yard, including one bird who specifically comes every afternoon to his back door, hoping for a meal. Here’s a furry friend today who was looking for a snack.

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7 thoughts on “All God’s Creatures

  1. Holli says:

    It’s so cute!! You can just picture a little hat in his hands as he’s standing there begging. 🙂

  2. Jessica Fales says:

    Cute, cute, cute. Thank God for such precious fury little creatures. Just don’t get too close. He might not be so precious or cute… Tee, Hee…. 🙂

  3. Margaret L. Been says:

    We love to watch the red squirrels. We love the greys and blacks (a mutation of the greys) as well, but the reds win my heart because they are so feisty and funny–chattering and scrapping on the feeders.

    Maybe I love them because of Beatrix Potter’s “Squirrel Nutkin”.

    Ingrid, how I agree with your post on children’s literature! There is so much wonderful stuff out there–why bother with the ho-hum junk?! I have always loved the classics where animals are like people, and still read

  4. Margaret L. Been says:

    (continuation of above comment–my pc is being silly today) THE WIND AND THE WILLOWS several times a year! 🙂

  5. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    Margaret, I know exactly what you mean. Squirrel Nutkin was one of our favorites. We have so many wonderful children’s books. Fortunately, we saved them all and maybe I’ll get a chance to reuse them all with another little one soon. There is a sense of “cozy” that Wind in the Willows conveys that you can’t find anywhere else. Can’t wait to revisit those stories again.

  6. Bobby says:

    You reminded me of cats who would come to the porch every night for food many years ago. It would become something we’d do every night and on weekends in the afternoon, but eventually one of them was mauled to death and we grieved over the loss of our kitty. The other two, who were just one year old each, came to fruition and we let them inside. While one did run away, the girl decided slowly, but surely, to take more time inside. As the years went by, she started embracing the indoor life more that today she would rather stay indoors, eat, run, and hang around the family.

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