Monday, March 11, 2013

A Squirrel's Simple Way

Morning chat with Mr.Nut

This morning, my little friend Mr.Nut asked me to jot down the words of this song so everyone could sing along. Then Mr.Nut said, "Why don't you ask Den Lilla Ekorren to play his great music for your song?"  So something even more awesome happened! The Swedish squirrel mystic and musician made a sweet video of our Austin squirrels for us to enjoy!  Many thanks to his great squirrel generosity!  Please visit and 'LIKE' his Facebook page

The baby squirrels are running everywhere
They're climbing trees and flying through the air
They're full of joy and glee,
As you can plainly see,
And anyone in their right mind would love to be this free!

And so one day the squirrels came out to play
I jumped and wrestled with them the whole day
We played and ran around
And put nuts in the ground
I learned to live each moment in a squirrel's simple way.

And just because a squirrel's brain is small
That doesn't mean a gosh darn thing at all
They always seem to find
The nuts they leave behind
And not even a scientist could fault a squirrel's recall.

And so on squirrels' behalf I rest my case
They're far more clever than the human race
They balance work and play
And take naps in the day
And never once ring up a debt that they cannot repay.

And so we should respect our little friends
They teach us to be hopeful to the end
They're gentle and they're kind
And you will even find
Whatever love you give to them will bless you in the end.

Thank you for loving the little squirrels!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Great Gentle Hearted One

On Wednesday Feb.27th, which was a Blue Lunar Eagle in the Mayan Caledar,  my little princess, Toofie, flew away with her dear friend, Earl Grey.  Princess Toofie had been missing her girlfriend a lot more than I had imagined.

Toofie had lost interest in eating and withdrew into herself more and more since Earl's departure.  I spent all of Tuesday with Toofie, petting her, massaging her, giving her nutrients and liquids, but she seemed to be gradually leaving this reality.  That night she curled up in her nest for the last time.  Suddenly in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, I was awakened from sleep by the sound of a vary pronounced 'gasp'!  Although I wear ear plugs when I sleep, and Toofie's bed is on the other side of the house from my bedroom,  I know that I heard her take her last breath.
When I went to check on her, Toofie was stretched out in the far corner of her cage, closest to where Earl would have been.  Toofie was reaching out with her right paw.  It was obvious that she had seen her friend beckoning her from the other side and willingly took Earl's paw. I'm so grateful Earl was there to help her cross over.  

Back in the fall of 2008, when Toofie came to live with me, Earl Grey was already living here, a refugee from Hurricane Katrina.  Toofie and Earl had hung out for the rest of their days together. They spent every afternoon together, telepathically confiding squirrel secrets to each other. 

Toofie was very different from the other squirrels in that
 she didn't just love me, she loved everybody!  Perfect strangers could come in and pet her and would be transformed by the experience.  Toofie did so much to open people's hearts to squirrel love!

Here is my farewell tribute to my precious angel~

More than anything else, Toofie was known for her gentleness.  She loved to be petted and caressed and would close her eyes with pleasure as I massaged her and kissed her.  She was so tender and affectionate.  And so she was the perfect squirrel for my Reiki ad:

You can read about Toofie's healing story in this previous post: Toofie the Wonder Squirrel 

Wouldn't it be lovely if we could all show such unconditional love to everyone? Thank you Toofie for showing us how!