Living with a squirrel, in a cabin
I was just reminded that way back in the summer of 2007, when I moved to Alaska for the first time, I ended up living in a small cabin in Talkeetna, Alaska. I didn't know it when I moved in, but I quickly learned that this cabin came with a squirrel, who I quickly learned was one of the most 'human' animals I have ever met. We spent most days of that summer together, and thanks to a friend back home, I started corresponding with a group of 3rd-grade students in Kentucky about our relationship. The result was this children's story about living in Talkeetna, Alaska, with a squirrel.