And We Have Contact!

Over the years I've had trusting squirrels in the yard, but of the several that come around, this is the first who's been willing to take food from my hands in a long while! Over 20 minutes and 10 photos, I was seated, she was eating from my hand and staying on the table next to me! A little female, I'[m wondering if it's not Posh who already was pretty comfortable in my presence for the last couple years!

Had I been on board sooner, this could have been tagged for the 5+2 Hobbies challenge!
Good one Louise and Ken! Love her fluffy tail. (Not yours Louise, the squirrels).
posted February 27th, 2018  
@joysfocus Thanks, Joy...I knew you were referring to the squirrel as I made it a point to crop out my generously fluffy tail!
posted February 27th, 2018  
@Weezilou Haha!
posted February 27th, 2018  
Awww! Priceless, the photo and the comment stream! Actually this is amazing, squirrels are so skittish, this is a big deal, Louise!
posted February 28th, 2018  
you look delighted
posted February 28th, 2018  
Wow... how fun!! Great capture!
posted February 28th, 2018  
This is great! I used to have a squirrel who would come to me for peanuts and if I was too slow, he'd tug on my shoelaces! And my neighbor's squirrel would knock on her door. I guess they'll do anything for peanuts! Have fun with your squirrel friends!
posted February 28th, 2018  
Dr Doolittle you have done it again! A magical capture! Lovely to see you having such wonderful fun Louise! Fav!
posted February 28th, 2018  
Awesome!!
posted February 28th, 2018  
What time a joyster and privilege to have nature so close and trusting!
posted February 28th, 2018  
You look like you can talk to the animals, for sure!
posted February 28th, 2018  
You are the animal whisperer!
posted February 28th, 2018  
Wow...I've never seen such a daring squirrel :).
posted February 28th, 2018  
Well I'll be darned. Dr Doolittle has done it again! You're amazing Louise.
posted February 28th, 2018  
Lovely to see this, fav
posted February 28th, 2018  
Fantastic!
posted February 28th, 2018  
He'll be stealing your peanut butter sandwiches off your plate in no time now! Not to mention snuggling up in front of your fire on the coldest days looking for snacks. What a gorgeous photo - I love the delight on your face.
posted February 28th, 2018  
Just so precious!! What a delight it must be to have this great encounter :) fav
posted February 28th, 2018  
If anyone deserves the confidence of the animal kingdom its you Louise!! It gives one such a wonderful feeling to make contact like this :-))
posted February 28th, 2018  
ps my gardener's eye is drawn to that huge scented geranium in the background - wow! Mine's just in a small pot in the greenhouse!
posted February 28th, 2018  
Neat
posted February 28th, 2018  
oh how wonderful!!
posted February 28th, 2018  
What a treat for both of you :)
posted February 28th, 2018  
@Cherrill I loved your comment(s)! That Rose Geranium has been out there for years and we're forever cutting it back! We just put some of the sprigs in the ground and let them take off...same with plumeria (frangipani)... California does have some nice qualities! (That geranium makes a nice filler in the floral bouquets I get at Costco...and we never run out! So happy to share garden stories with you!
posted February 28th, 2018  
@louannwarren @gilbertwood @joannakate @judithdeacon @pamknowler @seattlite @amyk @gardenfolk Thank you all for the lovely comments and faving this picture. Understandably, it was a pretty exciting moment which I'll continue to nurture! I have a great appreciation for a husband who will step away from his desk to take some photos of the moment when I ask him! Juggling a selfie at this moment would be unlikely to happen!
posted February 28th, 2018  
So lovely to see
posted February 28th, 2018  
wonderful
posted February 28th, 2018  
the ones here would really really love you! :-)
posted February 28th, 2018  
How lovely Fav
posted February 28th, 2018  
Great shot. you needto be very patient to get them to you side. .
posted February 28th, 2018  
so Sweet!
posted March 7th, 2018  
What an incredible moment and capture! I love it. Of course this is a fav. I'm pretty sure squirrels, ducks and other animals love your yard and the welcoming atmosphere there.
posted March 7th, 2018  
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