My husband and I had a beautiful orange tabby cat named Rocky. Rocky was a lovable animal, and thought that everyone was his friend. He especially loved other animals. He adored the chipmunks and squirrels on our property, and he would play with them through the windows and the screen door. They weren’t afraid of him…they would come right up to the door or window and play little games of tag with him and rub noses.
Rocky passed away in April 2010 from stomach cancer. He had a good life with us, having come to live with us as an orphan on the city streets, found by my husband when he (Rocky) was about 6 months old. You may remember that I had him immortalized in sculpture as a gift to my husband.
After Rocky passed , we buried him in the backyard because he so loved to look out the windows. One day in Home Depot, I found a garden statue of a cat with wings and bought it to mark Rocky’s grave.
Today while doing some odd jobs in the kitchen, I happened to look out the window. What I saw was so darn cute, I knew I had to run and get my camera and try to capture it. One of our young backyard squirrels was checking Rocky out. To me, it looked like he was asking Rocky to be his friend and come and play. I was so afraid that by the time I got the camera ready, the squirrel would run, but he hung out with Rocky for almost 5 minutes.
I put together a slide show of the images I captured. They are a little fuzzy because I was taking them through a window screen, but hopefully they will warm your heart like they did mine. Enjoy!!