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My silent friendship (rather communication) with little squirrel began a few weeks back. One of the windows in the kitchen would be half closed. At first I thought it was the wind so would reach out and open the window. Again it would get closed. After a few attempts I just left the window half closed as it didn’t really bother me. A few days later I noticed a little squirrel hanging around the window, sniffing, waiting and hearing. Next, time I saw a small piece of rope made of coconut fibre was wedged in the half closed window. Little squirrel was on the window sniffing the air and waiting. I understood what it wanted to do. I just smiled.

Squirrel and the Others

Over the next few days a lot of coconut fibre got wedged in and my silent friend would move in circles inside its nest. I guess that is how it makes room for itself and its circular entrance. It is quite fascinating to watch them in action. They move so fast. They are not stealthy like the rodents nor are they heavy like the large variety of garden rodents, their specific name fails me (maybe someone can help me with thatJ). They are light like the mongoose (yes, we have them too in our garden and needless to say some meter long snakes too!) For your information, I do reside in the city.

Mr. Hygiene

At this point I think it would be interesting to share with you that once the babies move out the parent comes and cleans out the nest. I mean just as it wedged in all that material (their preference seems to be coconut fibre-maybe coz of the area they are in) they come and shove it all out and yes, clean up the area (very considerate of them, really) (unlike the smelly pigeons….). They build a new one each time (very hygienic).

Nature and Nurturing

So, this lil friend of mine is outside the nest around my tea time. When I am making tea he sniffs the air and listens. I guess he knows he is safe. I call out to my kids who get to view a part of nature up close and from the comforts of their home. Wow! They get to see a squirrels home from their home. How cool is that! But my lil one cannot contain her squeals and off dashes the squirrel. So, I experimented with him.

The (What) Sense

The next time I saw him lounging on the ledge I understood that our thoughts either send out signals to their sensitive senses or our smell gets transmitted when we think.  Sounds crazy? Not really. When I thought….well, thoughts, he would sniff the air like his nose would fall off! I stopped thinking (yes, it can be done with practice) and he would again be at rest. So, I guess it’s safe to conclude that our thoughts have energy and this energy which we may not be able to perceive (even though it originated from us) is easily picked up by these cute lil critters. If we accept that the word nature is derived from the root natus which means to be born, then I would say if we follow and understand nature it will allow us to remain innocent just like the new born babe. After all, the babe too is an eager student.


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