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August 11, 2004

Are You My Mother?

So yesterday I stopped at my apartment during my lunch hour because I needed to make a call but my GOD FORSAKEN CELL PHONE (a Kyocera 2235) never has local service when I want it to. Actually, now that I think about it, I guess that's not the phone's fault - it's Verizon's fault. So SCREW YOU and your "ExtendedNetwork," Verizon!

Anyway, I went home. And I'm approaching my front door when I see a little squirrel crawl out from the shrubbery on the side of the walkway. So I turn around and greet it, because I am a friend to all of God's creatures.

"Hi, Squirrely!" [/meatwad]

Then Squirrely charged at me. It didn't appear to be angry. It wasn't screeching or making any noises. But it was running right at my feet. I backed up a little bit and it still came at me, so I went *panic* and jumped over it and ran back out to the walkway.

And then Squirrely came after me out there.

We played gitchu like that for about 60 seconds (which seems a LOT longer than it really is). Everywhere I'd go, Squirrely would follow. I half had a mind to just stand there and see if it would crawl up my pant leg or something, but then I realized that there was at least a decent chance that this thing was rabid - why else would it be so interested in my feet? - and so giving it an opportunity to transmit its rabies to me was not a good idea.

It was either rabid or a lost little squirrel baby who decided I was its mother.

So I led Squirrely out to the walkway, jumped over it, ran to my door, quickly unlocked the door, ran BACK out to the walkway (because by this time Squirrely was almost right on my feet), jumped over it again and then ran to the door and ducked inside my apartment.

Then I threw black oil sunflower seed out on the walkway for it, so it wouldn't think I was mad or anything.

Posted by Highwaygirl on August 11, 2004 04:34 PM to the category Animals

I bet... that this squirell mistoke you for another human who happens to let it into thier apartment.
I hope squirlly doesn't now equate terroizing incocent highwaygirls with getting fed at the end of it.

Posted by: mike at August 11, 2004 05:42 PM
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