Squirrel with a greyish back
Saturday, June 29, 2019
In my backyard I have a squirrel feeder, and a squirrel that comes to feed. I recognize him.
This summer, it looks to be the same squirrel, but the colour on his back isn't quite right, ... a little too grey. It's another squirrel, ... must have chased mine away. Yet the mannerisms, and his knowledge of how to open the feeder ... I had to train my old squirrel to open the lid. I filled it with peanuts, propped the lid open with one peanut for him the get the idea.
Then it hit me. I got grey in my 50's ... how old is my squirrel? I look it up, squirrels live about as long as dogs. You multiply how old a dog is by 7 to estimate "human" years. Well in the last year my squirrel aged about the same as a person would in 7 years. He's just older and greyer, like me. So he's probably about 60 in human years, ... I'll have him for about 3 more years, maybe he'll make it to 81 then?