A few weeks back I came home to find this tragic situation on our front porch. While I was out, a neighborhood squirrel had a little house party on my porch and taken out some of my potted flowers in the process. To be fair, my planters were looking pretty sad since I had all but given up on them for the fall. But it was the principle of the thing.
I cleaned up the mess, threw out the broken planter, and didn’t think much more about it.
That is until my new furry nemesis escalated the situation just a few days later by completely upending one of my two remaining planters. Once could have been a coincidence, but twice is a pattern. This squirrel was straight up targeting my porch decor.
And his mayhem wasn’t limited to our front porch. I stepped out onto our back patio to find that the bugger had gotten into my succulent ring planter as well. Why, squirrel? Why?
And to prove I am not assigning blame to the wrong creature, here is the culprit giving me the evil eye from my own porch railing. Brazen as you please.
I wasn’t too concerned about my summer planters being upended since I was going to be moving them out of the way soon anyway. But now that I am getting ready to put my brand new fall decorations, I need to make sure they are as squirrel-proof as I can make them. That means no living plants, no fresh pumpkins, and possibly a squirrel trap or two.* Stick around this week to see how I managed to pull together a pretty porch that this little jerk can’t spoil.
*I’m kidding, of course.