Those furry little jumping beans out in the yard are not friendly at all. Mommy calls them squirrels. They love to tease me when I’m locked in the house. I lay on our bed watching out of the big windows facing the backyard. I know they see me watching as they bounce, prance, climb, and jump all through my backyard. They go up and down our big tree and then they play these cool chase games where they chase each other’s tails around the tree. I want to play too! My neck gets sore from whipping it back and forth up and down trying to keep up with them. In the morning, mommy just takes so long to get ready. I whimper and pace around in circles trying to make her hurry. “Hurry, hurry I want
to go play with squirrels! Mom, they’re going to leave, hurry!” As soon as mom opens the door, she makes all kinds of noise. I don’t know why mom does this. Doesn’t she see that they’re afraid of her? They all run and disappear into the trees when they see mom. I know they would stay out and play with me but they don’t like noise. I try to catch up with them galloping at full speed to the back of the yard before they hear mom coming. But I think they can smell her because they’re always gone too. I try galloping back to the center tree which makes mom start jumping up and down as she yells. I try to be careful with all the new little plants she put in the ground around the tree but honestly she picked a real bad spot if you ask me. After all the of mom’s commotion, I’m left without any friends to play with. Once mommy goes to work and I go back upstairs to look, guess what? They all come back out to play. That’s how I know that they’re afraid of mommy.