I’m beginning to think that if I have some animal totem it has to be the squirrel. I have this book called “Animal Spirit Guides”.
It says if the squirrel is my totem I should prepare for the future by gathering and storing extra food, water, clothing, candles and money for later use. It also says “Although you’re actively and aggressively pursuing your goals right now, you need to balance this pursuit with more socializing and play”. OK, some of this is true . I do hoard. I don’t hoard extra food because we always have enough food for the week and I can’t ever think about what I need for next week. I don’t hoard water because we have it delivered. I have a water cooler that also heats your water for tea and coffee. I certainly won’t hoard clothing. Who knows what size I will be next week? I do have a lot of candles but only because I like the ambiance of the room when they are lit. I don’t hoard money because I have none of my own.
I am actively pursuing my goals and I probably need to socialize more and play more.
My other book “Animal-Speak” asks if I am getting too hung up on collecting stuff and accumulating.
Well, that’s a definite yes. I collect more crap and then can’t throw it away. I told you all about filling five huge dumpsters of stuff when my daughter and her hubby moved in. And you’ve seen my “Sanctuary“. It is somewhat cluttered. I hate throwing stuff away.
I am supposed to call on Squirrel if “I am feeling scattered and fragmented”. Well, that’s pretty much every day.
Well I think “Squirrel just called on me”. The little sucker (and I’d like to make that s an f ) just knocked on my picture window where I am sitting at the computer. He jumped on the window sill and knocked. I swear he was trying to get my attention, probably because no one has put out any bird food today and the little sucker is hungry and wants me to bring him food. He’s a rodent–could he be that smart?
I think when I go get the mail I’ll throw some food out so he doesn’t attack me. I don’t think he’s really that hungry. I just think he’s a greedy little rodent.
Anyway, none of this covers the story about the day one of those suckers climbed down my chimney and got into my living room. This happened about 3 or 4 years ago when just my son and I lived here.
It was morning and I woke up to the sounds of my three cats screeching and running up and down the hallway. I had never heard them make noises like that. Then I heard things crashing to the floor. I ran into the living room trying to understand what was happening because I was still half asleep. Then I saw the little monster on the back of the couch surrounded by the cats.
I screamed for my son who was sound asleep and he came running up the stairs with a blank look on his face and then he saw the squirrel. We both sort of blanked out as to what we should do, then all of a sudden the chase started again. The cats were so happy to have that squirrel in their grasp. They started creeping towards him and he took off. He was literally bouncing off the walls. At one point he bounced off my son’s shoulder. Then my son and I started laughing so much we could hardly see straight.
We knew we had to do something. My son got one of his big fishing nets and started trying to net the squirrel which after a few minutes he actually succeeded. He slid a piece of cardboard under the net and managed to get the squirrel outside.
That along with the attempted electrocution of a squirrel and the squirrel knocking on the window this morning, well it all has to mean something. Doesn’t it?