Thursday, April 30, 2015

My Little Friend, The Squirrel...Part 2

Yesterday I was making a cookie recipe along with experimental doughnuts.  The ingredients in the pan from the cookie recipe needed to cool a bit, and the oil I used for the doughnuts needed to cool as well, so I put both outside.  Mind you, I well remember what happened to bring the first story of my little friend about.  Yesterday morning I saw the squirrel many times, but every time he was 3 doors down.  First, I put the oil on the front porch to cool.  Then I set the pan of the melted cookie ingredients on the little table on the front porch.  I looked each way...no squirrel.  Not 10 minutes later, there he was on the table, Cassie on her haunches trying to get through the glass of the door.  My friend is a gutsy sort, and just yelling at him through the glass did nothing.  After moving the kids (my cats) well aside, I opened the door and he scampered down the sidewalk.  I realized then I should have taken a picture, so I went back in the house, got my camera, went back outside, and waited.  Five minutes pass...no squirrel.  So, I went back in the house with the pan and reheated it so the aroma would be there again, and set it outside.  Yeah, I know, crazy, but I just had to do it.  Coming back in, I turned to Cassie and actually said to her, "Be on the lookout!" as if she could really understand what I just told her.  But there she was, looking out the door, and a few minutes later, there was my little friend, on the railing of the porch.  I snapped some shots and then shooed him away again.  Needless to say that by this time, whatever I had in that pan needed to be tossed because it looked awful being reheated twice.  Also, the squirrel had absolutely no interest in the used oil...figures.   I can't believe what a nose he has for him to be able to smell what's in a little pan from 3 houses away.  And, I also can't believe that I was dumb enough, again, to not have learned my lesson.   Will there be a Part 3?  Only time will tell...



all day the squirrel was down at the end of the sidewalk...



Cassie on the lookout...


There he is...





Eyes the oil...wants no part...

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