Thursday, December 3, 2009
Skywatch Friday: Squirrels!!
One of my favorite bits in the wonderful animated film, Up! has to do with talking dogs.
These dogs can actually carry on a technologically mediated "conversation"--at least until one of their tiny little brains is distracted by passing vermin. "Squirrel!" is a signal for all talking dogs to forget what they're talking about and attend, if only momentarily, to a passing distraction.
Now, my yard is heavily populated by fuzz-tailed tree rats who seem to have great fun distracting my own dogs. But the other night (the same one mentioned in my previous post) I caught them having fun amongst themselves, running hither and thither through the branches of overhead trees.
The waxing gibbous moon provided a nice backdrop to their antics.
It's now much colder, and even snowed briefly yesterday morning. More snow is in the forecast for tomorrow. Maybe I can catch the little monsters running through the snow for next week.
Happy Skywatch Friday, and thanks once again to our best-beloved team for gathering us all together to share skies.