Saturday, May 13, 2006

The day the squirrel went berserk...
Yesterday was the end of the formal "Teacher Appreciation Week" at our parish school. To cap it all off, we had an after school teacher party in the rectory backyard with some snacks and drinks. It was a pleasant afternoon to be sitting in the backyard at patio tables and enjoying the nice day. At one point, a baby squirrel crawled down a tree and stepped onto the rock-lined ledge of the backyard garden pond. We were all watching it. I don't know what happened, but something must have startled the little thing because it suddenly jumped up in the air and sort of twisted its body and landed right into the pond with a big splash. We all howled with laughter. Luckily I didn't have to fish it out because it came to the surface and crawled back onto the rock ledge, and then scurried back up the tree. It gave us all a good laugh. And who knows, maybe the little thing likes to take a swim and it jumped in not due to being startled.

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