|Blending in with the leaves|
Alphie also blends in well with the leaves. This can be very helpful when hawks are about:
The berries are blooming:
And there are horse chestnuts lying on the ground:
The other day I came upon Spunky eating one of these and proffered a peanut, thinking she would drop the spiny monster, but no - I had to wait until she devoured the entire thing before she'd consider taking the peanut! Can you imagine? I guess they must be tasty, but still, all those prickly spines. How do they do it I wonder?