Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pet-ty Issue

So I have pets. Not dogs, not cats, not hamsters, but squirrels. They are right there on my bathroom window and I just let them be. I have even stuck two pencils on the window so that it doesnt shut because of the breeze.
You know the best part about having squirrels as pets? They are really low maintenance. NO maintenance, rather! All I have to do is look at them, see them look back at me, admire them, see them admire me... SERIOUSLY! They display themselves only for me. If anyone else enters the bathroom, they go away and refuse to come back until that person has left. Its so cute to see them lounging around, flat on the stomachs! On days the squirrels have a party, I see the family stuck against the net to accomodate guests. They have a gala time. The guests then leave and the family retreats into their humongous nest.

So today I have a picture story for you. Let us very creatively call it THE SQUIRREL STORY.

There once lived a family of three squirrels. Mama squirrel, Papa squirrel and Baby squirrel. Mama and Papa squirrel built a beautiful golden nest for Baby squirrel to grow up in. One day, the family was sitting outside their home, relaxing and enjoying the gentle breeze, when all of a sudden A Big Human entered their territory.

The family was startled by this sudden invasion.

They sprang up from their drowsiness and fled A Big Human.

But Baby squirrel was brave. He came back to see who had disrupted their peaceful squatting. Well, well! It was only their good friend Rima!

No problem! Rima wont hurt them! Baby squirrel happily went inside his spacious home and waited for Mama and Papa squirrel to come back.

A simple story, but this actually happened today morning. I have been trying to write about my pets since a long time, and there could not have been a better way to introduce them. I dont think we will ever keep dogs again, so these little fellas really give solace to my heart. Thank you dear squirrels.

(click on the pics to enlarge them)


  1. :P
    youre so sweet.
    i guess there was less of writing and more of photo-ing.

  2. yeah i luv squirrels a lot
    my grandpa also used to feed them
    n they used to let him come close to them but when we used to go closer they used to run away...
    this reminds me of my grand pa

  3. well i dont even feed them. as i said, no maintenance. :P

  4. squirrels....dey r so beautiful
    nice pics

  5. wow pic story.. nice... :) u clicked pics wen all of these happend? thats so cute..

    do u feed them?

  6. thank you naziya! the squirrels hang around in my bathroom all day long so its very easy to click a couple of pics any time of the day.
    i dont feed them. they have lots of stuff to eat since the society i live in is beautifully lush and green. i keep myself content by just looking at these little fellows.

  7. wow! squirrels are so lovely! keep watching and keep reporting!!

  8. the current baby squirrel has grown up. waiting for the next one :)

  9. Hey Rima or whoever you are,be careful with what you write huh.You are gone,im gonna kill ya the day i find you..........because i have the right to save myself, as i dont wana get killed by just someone's "killer" writings...AWESOME!!You write simple stories but its touching & most importantly i identify with it..Few days bk i read your article on lonliness-Awesome it was.But this is the first time i saw someone writing for animals atleast i couldnt find anyone else.Its not a popular topic but please do write about your dogs to pay them homage,go into your past & please tell were you also like me who thought he loves his dogs too much(more than mom) but hardly gave them time or played with them,only when i was free & in mood,(bl..dy friends),but im correcting now by stopping my work & being with this puppy who was saved by the grace of god..A true story does'nt need any masala & thats the case with your short stories..keep it up & we are here to motivate you.Im also alone so i understand the thought process,24 hrs aware, observing,thinking & keeping youself in others place,im sure thats you, & sorry for writing so much as im so excited to be here & have'nt shared my stuff till now..sorry again.

  10. kushaldeep, for a second there you really scared me :P i'll talk more about my pets for sure :) hang around!


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