... In the afternoons, i usually post a #video of my #silly #nature #friends. Today, just a photo with a story. This is my #specialneeds #squirrel #friend who always gets #bullied by the other squirrels. And this is what i see if i am late with their morning feeding. Most days, i'll have a couple of squirrels standing on their back legs, trying to look into the house, waiting for me. This day, my special lil friend, sitting there, shaking because of her #disability, waiting for me. As soon as i opened the sliding door, she walked into house and waited under the sofa (next to the door) until i tossed out some treats onto the patio. Casually she walked back outside, grabbed a peanut and struggled to get into the plants where she can eat in privacy while the other squirrels rushed around grabbing a nut, or even two, in their small mouths and running around to hide them. Even though it's bitterly cold, i stay, with the door open, waiting for her to finish one shelled peanut so i can ensure she gets another one without the other squirrels #harassing her. They still chase her and she really #struggles to run away, often rolling over because she can't keep her balance, but she keeps the peanut in her mouth. Some days, while she hides in the plants eating her treats and another squirrel walks over to see what she has, i'll hear a nasty, but cute, hiss. She really tries not to let the other squirrels bother her, especially when she is eating.