In my neighborhood we have seven different cats that roam around being adorable and causing trouble. Lucky for me, my desk sits right next to the kitchen window where 24/7 I have a live show of sleeping cats and feline mischief happening in the neighbor’s yard. Today, that mischief involved a squirrel.
This crazy little squirrel kept jumping from rooftop to rooftop, and made his way to the roof where my neighbor throws old loaves of bread for the birds. And as he sat, happily munching away, one of the neighboring cats, snuck up right behind him. I had already seen a close-call chase go down this morning and was horrified because the squirrel wasn’t turning around to notice the feline behind him.
In a situation like this, you have a couple of options: You can keep watching and hope for the best. Or, you can look away if you expect the worst.
Well, unless, you are me, that is… because if you are me, your solution would be to open your window and begin yelling for the squirrel to run. Yes, at 10 am on a Sunday, I opened my kitchen window and yelled at a squirrel like a crazy person. (And, yes, this really happened. Who would make this up?!)
Sure enough, the cat quickly made its move and that badass squirrel made a break for it — bread and all. Impressive little guy. I guess when it comes to wild animals, they really don’t need anyone looking out for them.
Luckily the rest of my day was not as eventful. I boiled some water, made some simple herb tea and stayed away from my window. I think my neighbors appreciated it.
- 32 ounces of water
- 1 tablespoon peppermint tea
- 2 tablespoons chamomile flowers
- Boil the water and pour over the herbs. Let sit for 10 minutes, then strain the herbs. Let tea cool in the refrigerator or serve immediately over lots of ice.