On Saturday I was to babysit the twin girls for the day. It was going to be hot and I thought to arrange a tea party and pretend-cooking / restaurant sort of game out on the front porch where we could play for a few hours until it got unbearable outside. Wanting to get some things done before they arrived around 9 or so, I started early. I brought out the dolls, stuffed animals, tea and food toys and arranged them on the front porch early a.m. and not too long afterwards noticed my regular early morning visitors who were quite timidly wondering what these things were? Were they real? Dangerous? Was it safe to ask for peanuts this morning? Was it safe to come on to the porch?
Cute! So I grabbed a few peanuts and my camera.
Now, this is one of the tamer squirrels and he did want his peanut, but look at his approach. It was all that I could do to keep quiet and not bust out laughing and scare him, since he was already so nervous.
He’s quite used to my cat staring at him through the window when he sits on the chair looking in, but teddy bears, stuffed dogs and dolls are another matter!
In the end he did get that peanut, and a few more but with each one he retreated to the edge of the porch , in case one of those dolls came alive…
Later on we had cherries and water and made ‘tea’ from those ingredients…won’t you have some? :)
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