Until 2004, I was an independent and active woman -- a former airline sales exec and then a high school educator. Then my body kept betraying me. I was finally diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease -- confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak. With life at a slower pace, I learned to live a more conscious and mindful life -- buying, eating and other choices. I listen instead of talking, and I observe instead of running and rushing.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Meet Putter, the Ice Cream-Loving Squirrel -- Enjoying "Wildlife" and a Summer Treat
See my post from last month about living mindfully outside. I mentioned that I love watching wildlife in my neighborhood -- mind you, wildlife in the city means birds and squirrels. If you're out at night, you may see a rat or even a raccoon. I always love watching the squirrels and their antics. I especially love Putter who is the star of this video. Putter was lucky enough to make her home in a tree above a North Carolina ice cream shop; if I ever come back as a squirrel, I will choose a tree above an ice cream shop with generous owners.
Every day Putter comes down for a treat -- a tiny cone [squirrel-size] topped with a little scoop of ice cream . When I was a teenager, we had a little dog named Tammy from whom I had to hide in my bedroom with the door closed when I had a bowl of ice cream. Tammy loved ice cream, but we found out ice cream is harmful to dogs. These days, there is a special ice cream for dogs. Anyway, I think squirrels are cute and I hate when people say they are just "rats with bushy tails". If you think along those lines, you are just a rat without fur!!
The weather is warming up in the northern hemisphere and especially in the northeast US, so if you are a PWD, senior or anyone with limited mobility, get outside and watch whatever wildlife is in your neighborhood. It's 78 degrees in New York City today and I am beginning to come out of my winter funk.
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