There is a dead squirrel in my back yard. It lies just off the corner of the deck in plain view from the patio door. The cats continue to watch it despite the fact that it has not moved in over twenty-four hours. I am grateful for three things as far as this dead squirrel is concerned. Firstly, that it is not a skunk. Secondly, that the weather is cool so it does not swell and fester and possibly explode. Thirdly and finally, that tomorrow is garbage day.