He moved to the back of the bench, still looking relatively innocent.
Then this started.
Maybe he had some mysterious beef with the pillow - or maybe he was looking for suitable nesting material for his den. In any case, his behavior clearly indicated frustration with the fabric. Advertised as weather resistant, apparently it's also squirrel resistant. As soon as I touched the handle on the back door, he high-tailed it (literally). Examination of the cushion showed that he did manage to leave a small hole in the cloth.
And to think I'd felt a little bad for not being more kind about my backyard neighbors in my recent post about National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Maybe someone told him that and the pillow was retaliation...
At least Mother Nature finally cut us some slack - we got some rain last night. It wasn't much but it was measurable. The news media reported 0.14 inches (3.6 mm) of rain for Los Angeles. My rain meter showed a little more.
|My rainmeter showed close to 3/8ths of an inch (9.5 mm) of rain|
The skies are mainly blue now but the air feels fresh and clean (and our air quality has been horrible for the last 2 months). The clouds are moving out again but there's another 20% chance of rain toward the end of the week! The rain hasn't made a dent in our drought conditions but it's a start.