Amme..boocha..! I heard Sanju announcing from the other room. She saw her first boocha (Poocha/Poonai/Billy/Cat) in life from Kerala this time. After that, whenever she noticed something hairy or furry (be it the edge of a woolen shall, our neighbor's Pomeranian pup, the marble mermaid doll with little hair, or even an onion top) she would announce …"BOOCHA!"
Even this time, I thought she just found something like that and I continued with my washing, but she was not ready to leave me… she tried to explain about this new boocha she saw in her language with some gestures eyes wide open…. So I followed her to the next room and she pointed to the corner behind the door…! Oh not again!... it’s the baby squirrel… When the mamma is not around these babies are adventurous and comes out of the carton box. Though its nice to watch these small squirrels running here and there, its very very painful if something happens to them. One of them fell into a bucket of water last week and we noticed it only after it was dead.. another one ran out to the terrace and a crow flew down and picked it up … all in a few seconds .. in front of us! L
I closed all the doors towards terrace so that it wouldn’t go out until its mamma is back. It was just running here and there and not interested to eat the pappad we offered or was not interested to climb on the ottadaikutchi (long stick broom) we kept for it to get back to its "home" above our kitchen rack. Then I thought of taking a picture of it and waited for it to settle somewhere. After some time, I saw it resting on my pressure pan lid and ..wow! what a picture its gonna be! I was just about to click when Sanju jumped in between to pull its tail shouting.. "amme! Itha boocha!" .......and its gone!
Will post the picture of any of these babies one day! before they are grown up.. Their mom is too shy to pose for a camera.. I have tried many times before!