Just finished a new and unusual story, entitled "Gods, Angels and Aliens: A Spiritual Journey." An autobiography of growing up in a military family during the 60s and beyond, covering all kinds of adventures and thoughts on myriad subjects. "The best book you will read this year," says Kindle Blogbuster.
About chipmunks. They have extensive burrows with several entrances and various chambers, one lined with leaves and grasses for sleeping, others that are used to store nuts and seeds that they collect for the winter months (they may store up to 8 pounds). They even have a separate bathroom chamber; no kidding. These little critters rarely leave their burrows during inclement weather, and mostly hibernate over the winter in their cozy dens, waking up every ten days or so to have something to eat from their stores. If you enjoy walking and animals, why not take a little bag of goodies to share with the forest critters. I mix sunflower seeds, cracked corn and peanuts.
I used to hunt and fish and now can do neither out of love for the animals. I still eat meat tho, so I'm a hypocrite, but less than before. Animals struggle to survive in this people-dominated world so please be careful when you're driving. And maybe trade your gun for a camera.
One last thought: You can't be thankful and unhappy at the same time.