Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem.

Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh


photo: squirrel at casa mouse talking to me! november 2010

8 comments:

John Hayes said...

What a wonderful quote & pic!

Betsy said...

I talk to animals...and houseplants. :)

Lo said...

Of course I talk to animals and I listen to them too......trouble is my hearing ain't what it used to be so I must guess at what they are saying sometimes.....like this guy is giving you hell for getting salted peanuts....you should know he is trying to control his sodium intake.

Tom said...

we in the Fort lost one of our dear squirrels over the weekend due to a power line incident that shut down an entire shopping center and several miles of traffic signals. Man, that varmint spoke volumes!

Merle Sneed said...

A big squirrel and I came face to face at the side gate the other day. I believe his exact words were, "Holy crap, look at that thing!" Then he left in a hurry.

Daisy said...

I talk to animals all the time! One day when I met a bear on a hiking trail, I spent 15 minutes or so telling him what a good friend of Pooh I was. He finally got bored with me interupting his snacking and trotted back into the woods. (BIG relief!)

The Tao of Pooh is one of my favourite books. I should read it to Daisy some day.

maggie's garden said...

This squirrel looks like it's smiling! I talk to everything...animals, machines etc.!

Mel said...

I just love red squirrels the most. Your picture is splendid and I love the quote. Thanks for sharing. I talk to everything!