As much as it pains me to thank my ground squirrel,
I must give credit where credit is due–You!
You little escape artist–chew your way through plastic buckets artist–
cute but delinquent–You!
You chewed through the seed bag, then the plastic container
with the 2 then 3 then 4 bricks on top! Criminal rodent–You!
But your antics brought the birds!
And who would have thought that I would want not
but 2 windows cleaned!
Because of your pernicious prodding and larceny–cute as you are–
I decided to put a feeder there by my second clean window,
so I must thank you, my pesky inventive thief
for the wonder of close-up birds to further distract me from my work.