This morning, several of the children brought our little anxious-to-be-released squirrel back to a tree behind our new house. Chester promptly scaled the tree and clung to it. At lunch, she was still up in the top of the tree.
Later in the afternoon, I went outside to take some pictures of our guys plumbing, and I decided to check on Chester. Dad told me where she had been, so I scanned the tree for her. Finally, I found her, and began talking to her. After about 5 or 10 minutes, she eventually came down the tree! I was delighted. I put her back in the cage, as I thought we might keep her in there a little while to help her adjust to a squirrelâ€™s life in a tree. But, she was quite unhappy back in her cage.
She drank for a LONG time from her water bottle. Then John let her out of the cage, and she happily ate some cashews nuts. After a little while, Chester went back up the tree. She came down againâ€”with some coaxing from Anna and meâ€”and scrambled around on Anna. Yes, Iâ€™d say our squirrel is enjoying her freedom!
Only for Jesus,
Chester–hanging on the tree enjoying her nut!
This is my favorite picture! Isn’t she cute?!