|Come on CP, it's time to go home.|
|The squirrel snarls, squeals and squirms |
as he always does, but this time he bites Bernie!
Not enough to draw blood, but still a definite bite.
|CP runs off into the hedges where he hides out for a while.|
|A thorough check reveals no sign of the errant squirrel.|
As twilight gathers we've just about given up, but Bernie wanted to do one more go-round of the building where CP disappeared, and I decide to accompany him on the last round. Then as we turn the corner, all of a sudden there he is! He's just sitting there by the edge of the playground, looking like a perfect angel.
|Bernie tries to entice CP to get into his "blankie" |
(an old rag full of holes that he's very attached to).
|But CP heads for the playground. |
A curious black squirrel watches from a nearby tree.
|CP decides to hide under the slide.|
|While Bernie walks around to the entrance for humans,|
Black Squirrel darts over to keep an eye on CP.
|CP leads Bernie on a merry chase.|
|Black Squirrel tags along as an observer.|
|Bernie gets CP into corner, while Black Squirrel provides backup.|
|Alas, CP escapes.|
|Come on CP, here's your blankie! |
Black Squirrel covers the exit.
|Catch me if you can, Dad!|
|Maybe a peanut would help? Black Squirrel concurs.|
|Approaching the peanut.|
|This time CP really is cornered|
|Victory, at last!|
|You're not getting away this time, you little devil!|
|Into your blankie you go|
|Thanks for your help, Black Squirrel!|
|Black Squirrel enjoys his reward.|
|And CP goes home.|
We decide that CP was acting up because it was such a fine day and he had been in total squirrel bliss as he romped about.