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31 May 2011 @ 04:43 pm
A squirrel... I am not match for a squirrel...  
I was stolen from today.
You see, I was working on Shields for the Anthrocon convention [Rawhide pieces, suspended in a hoop]. As customary [and traditionally] I left them outside in the sun to dry off.
I had left out a variety of sizes- from 5” and 6” diameter hoops, to 1” diameter hoops.
As they were drying, I went into the kitchen to eat some lunch. Keeping close eye on my Shields form the window, since I worried that the gardener might come in and knock them over, or that someone might come by and take one.
My worst fears were realized.
I was eating my pickle when I see our resident fuzzy "short ears" [Squirrel] come by and casually inspect these intrusions to her [his?] territory. All to casually she inched closer and closer... before MAKING OFF WITH ONE OF MY SHIELDS!
She took a powder blue one, of the 1” diameter... small enough for her little jaw to make away with it!
So I was sitting there STUNNED in my kitchen… what was I going to do? Run outside and run up the tree to get her?
Clearly, she needed it to decorate her little tree nest or something.

I took the rest of them back into the house, and let them dry by the window in the living room.

I was robbed by a squirrel.
Current Mood: amusedamused
jaguargrin: Fizgigjaguargrin on June 1st, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Only you Bernice....only you! :D
gishkishenh: hopegishkishenh on June 1st, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
Kris... tomorrow, I'll be mugged by pigeons.
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gishkishenh: :)gishkishenh on June 1st, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Well, I amdit, I find them too cute not to trust.
And even when they do bad things, I will justify it for them. XD