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As we were sitting out on the front porch enjoying our margaritas on Sunday afternoon, Lenny came by to check on us.

Instead of Lenny though, it was his missus.

I’ve seen pups running around lately, so it was nice to meet their mamma.

The female rock squirrel has two litters a year with three to nine young in each litter. The first litter is born between April and June and the second litter is born between August and September.

Yesterday felt like a glorious spring day. Even Lenny came out to enjoy the warm sunshine.

Like all of us here, he was happy to bask in the golden rays. He even had a sparkle in his eye.

Hello, Leonard. Did you sleep well?

CeeCee‘s comment about squirrels eating her sunflowers prompted me to do some Lenny research over the weekend.

Turns out, Lenny’s a rock squirrel. Apparently, they’re considered a nuisance to many folks here… so much so that the New Mexico State University College of Agriculture published this: Controlling Rock Squirrel Damage in New Mexico.

Yikes. Poor Lenny.

Hmm… makes me wonder… have I been blaming the wrong four-leggeds for eating my flowers?