I have been feeding a squirrel I named Sandy (after the squirrel on Spongebob Squarepants) every day on my back deck for years. She comes to visit several times a week, and if I leave my screen opened long enough she comes right in. I started giving her food down by the trees now because I don't want her to go into someone's house who is not as happy to see her as I am.
Another reason I like today is because I am godmother to a very wonderful squirrel named Willow.
|Willow happy at home munching a branch.|
Almost four years later he is an adult fox squirrel who weighs almost four pounds, and lives cage free in Brooklyn's home. He is completely potty trained and eats everything from tree branches from the yard to sweet potatoes, and the occasional Oreo. He is an unbelievable handful and also almost unbelievably smart. Willow has his own Facebook group--you can visit HERE.
This drawing of Willow was featured at Galleria West in New Jersey. He's quite a beautiful creature--very symmetrical and lovely to behold--kind of the Brad Pitt of squirrels according to his mama.
There is never a dull moment with Willow, and I am happy there is a special day to celebrate squirrels.
Although I think Brooklyn would say every day is Squirrel Appreciation Day at her house.
I hope you share today's video, How to Draw Willow the Squirrel with a young person who is interested in art--and maybe squirrels.
Don't forget to enter to win the JETPENS brush sampler HERE!!
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Music by Harrison.
Happy Boy - Harrison
Drawn with Pentel pocket brush pen.