A new litter of squinnies patrolled my mother’s backyard this morning and teased the poodle as she looked out the windows. Every window she could reach. This little fella is the size of an unfurled golf ball and as mean as a middle school girl:

Someday we’ll live in a home where she can see this much nature every day. Then maybe she’ll enjoy the view out our windows instead of being stressed out. Maybe.