It’s so tempting to title this with something cliche like “lonely bench”. It’s screaming for an art-nerd name. Go for it.
Ruca Bean Yates-Mora has an ongoing battle with a squirrel that’s lasted for 2+ years. It sits in the low lying branches of a tree in our canyon backyard and chirps at her, taunting her while she waits patiently for it to make ONE FALSE MOVE. She’s a relentless hunter though and one day that squirrel WILL be hers (and don’t tell PETA but we’ve definitely discussed helping out Bean’s cause with a little rock throwing). That squirrel is her nemesis. And all of this makes Bean’s Halloween costume THAT MUCH AWESOMER.