IT’S NOT LIKE I HAVE ANY control over the weather.
However, during this last cold snap I’ve gotten the distinct impression that Fuzzy the Squirrel, our resident goofball + star of many posts, has begun to blame me for the snowfall and wants me to suffer because of it.
I say this because he’s been consistently unwilling to get with the blogging program and permit me the honor of photographing him. He knows that he is a favorite feature on The Spectacled Bean.
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THIS NEW BEHAVIOR IS PECULIAR BECAUSE Fuzzy is by nature a show-off who in the past has adored having his photo taken.
- Pausing… so that I can get the camera angle adjusted in a way that flatters his well-maintained physique.
- Positioning… himself around the grounds so that I can create a glorious tableau vivant.
- Pondering… his world so that I can snap a close-up profile shot that flatters his ruggedly handsome features.
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SO WHEN I NOTICED HIM CLIMBING Tree #3479 to his home the other day, I hesitated about grabbing my camera. I wondered if he’d be in the mood for a photo-op, but I decided to try, figuring that Fuzzy couldn’t hold out much longer.
He needs attention.
Thus it is with great pleasure, and the implied blessing of a narcissistic squirrel, that I give you my latest photograph of Fuzzy the Squirrel, titled:
Rodent With Bad Attitude In Winter Our Dear Friend Enjoying Winter.