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Dirty Jake & Company 

Look who came to visit today. I have a resident squirrel “Dirty Jake” who lives under my shed. He makes regular appearances, mostly daily, to collect his peanuts and veggies. He’s got his name because he loves to roll in the warm dirt and so I thought it was fitting. It’s something strange that I do and I’m not sure when I started to name all the animals. The name usually originates from characteristics or behavior. Without much effort the name just pops into my mind. I only takes one look and some logic develops as to why this animal should have this particular name and if nothing else, it makes people laugh and that’s a good thing. 

Dirty Jake has lived here for roughly three years now and we got aquatinted once I found huge holes in my flower bed. I thought it was the neighbors dog, given the size of the holes and the way they were dug, but all I did was accuse the poor pooch while he was innocent all along. It was a few days later that I heard dirt flying up against the house and yep there he was. That dirty squirrel was digging out all of my tulip bulbs. Once he saw me, he chased up the fence and sat there within a safe distance just laughing at me. He was probably not intentionally laughing, but that was what the sound reminded me off. So whether he was laughing at me or whether he was mocking me, one thing is for certain and that is that I interrupted his business, digging out these delicious tulip bulbs. And after all that ruckus, just look at that little critter, who could be mad at this little guy? I didn’t have it in my heart. Well and the rest is pretty much history and I have been feeding him ever since in exchange to leave my tulip bulbs alone. I’m not sure if it ever worked as I never replanted new ones, but there are a few that faithfully come back each year, so I’d image it did work and he prefers his peanuts now. 

He brought a friend today and the most I have ever seen were to come visit were three of them at the same time. I thought I go out and sit in the patio for awhile, but no “Dirty Jake and Jackie” were here and one, as in me, cannot disturb the animals. We might all laugh about it but I bet that those of you who have animals probably have similar stories. I’m sure you make plenty of sacrifices just like this one and I’m sure I’m not alone here. Does your dog or cat sleep in bed with you? You know what I mean when you lay there all crooked and stiff and you need to turn over but because the dog seems so comfortable, you stay in your miserable spot because you can’t disturb the animal. Am I right?

It wasn’t until today that I looked up the meaning of a squirrel passing your way. Here is what it said.
“Get ready for big chances! This could be a new job, a new relationship or a major move. Start preparing!”
Also a reminder to have more fun and be less busy. To not let life weigh you down and to lighten your load. 

Intense….and all of the above….



I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

9 thoughts on “Dirty Jake & Company 

    1. It’s very special being able to watch them so close and love animals. They say animals can sense the Energie of others and who likes them and it’s wonderful to see these little rascals. Thank for stopping by my friend and your kind words.

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