Just stopping in to wish you all a very happy new year. I had a wonderful surprise today when a squirrel came charging up to me when I stepped out into our backyard. He ran around my feet, grabbed my pant leg and looked up at me. I thought to myself "Ripper?" as I looked down at him, trying to check his right ear for the rip. As I knelt down, he gently jumped onto my hand. OMFG! It IS Ripper!
Ripper has been missing for 5 months. I last him in the first days of August and then he just vanished. I kept an eye out for him with my daily wanderings about the yard before work. That's the thing about making friends with your wild neighbours, there comes a time when they just don't come back. You never really knows what happens to them most times.
Of course I never forgot about him and was just thankful for the years he was here and all the fun we had out there. He was a very accommodating squirrel for me with my Santa hat and Halloween mask photo sessions.
So having him show up today, on New Year's Eve day is pretty epic. What a wonderful end to a difficult year!
Welcome home Ripper! If only you could tell me where you have been.
Again, I want to wish you all a very happy new year. See you in 2022 for more of my sightings and adventures.