Sunday, May 11, 2008

Camera Critters 5--another squirrel

Misty Dawn sponsors Camera Critters every Sunday.
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This week I take you back to India to see another squirrel.
I was in India in the summer of 2000, working with the Christian Brothers at St. Joseph Boys Village for a month, learning about the people and culture, and sightseeing

This is Brother Lawrence and his pet squirrel. Brother Lawrence found it as an orphaned baby, so he raised it and trained it. During the day when Brother Lawrence was teaching at the nearby school, one of the two young ladies who worked at Boys Village, Pryia, the housemother, or Gunna, the secretary, took care of it.

When Brother Lawrence returned from school in the afternoon, the girls would put the squirrel down in the corner of the courtyard (in the top left corner of the picture) and it would scamper in a straight line directly to Brother Lawrence who would be standing about where I was to take this picture. waiting for it to jump into his arms.

Scroll down below my Photo Hunt for a funny critter story from a couple of days ago.

14 comments:

imac said...

Great post Katney, great photo and story.

Sharon said...

I love this story and the picture! It made me smile.

Daryl said...

What a wonderful post!

:-Daryl

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great photo see it better when enlarged

mrsnesbitt said...

Great story katney! Thanks for taking the time to share it.

the mother of this lot said...

Maybe he has a bit of the St. Francis about him?

i beati said...

wow looks like a chipper but I don't know your squirrels - he is fortunate ..

Misty Dawn said...

That is SO neat! What a great post and story!

Madeleine said...

It looks like a chipmunck , from coutry to country animals of the same kind take on different looks...interesting

K. Bear-Mom said...

very beautiful story:)

david mcmahon said...

Brought back great memories of Indian squirrels.

My Odd Shot is up.

Me & my puppies said...

That's so cool, I didn't realize squirrels could be such wonderful pets. Saint? Brother Francis?

CrazyCath said...

You always have such a lovely tale behind your pictures. It is a real "love" story that between the brother and the squirrel.

And the story below about the cougar etc. - of course they took a photo!

Thanks for your visit to mine and your very kind words! I am proud of that frog photo though. Just goes to show as I've heard many mention before - Right place, right time. Makes up for all those near misses I've had the last few days!

shubd said...

Lovely story there Katney.
He seems quite a friendly squirrel !