Today, after a morning spent on household chores, and an early afternoon devoted to some much needed shopping, I finally got to sit down at the table that is my outdoor office and survey the deciduous forest while I worked on bringing Rally the Squirrel to life.
After last night’s tear-jerker (at least for Cardinals fans), I wanted a hand (or paw) to hold before the next game.
Using the squirrel parts that I made yesterday:
I attached the pieces, added features, and then gave Rally shaggy gray fur to keep him warm and help him better blend in with the squirrels in the yard.
By late afternoon, Rally was frolicking in the leaves and gathering acorns:
After a productive afternoon gathering enough snacks to sustain him through the 2011 World Series and the subsequent off-season, Rally insisted on trying to meet some fellow squirrels.
After the 2011 World Series is over, I am going to pack Rally up with 24 amigurumi compatriots and send him to the Pediatric Infusion Center of the UC Davis Health System in Sacramento, California, where he can continue to help make a difference.