Then ~ kismet being what it is ~ I found this thoughtful video while visiting Symphony.
Bingo. (I said to myself) Isn't this is a lovely mantra? Simply striving to be major kind.
* And now for another shameless plug to make our gardens work a little bit harder at what they were designed to do in the first place. Let's be 'major kind' to animals, too.
We're here. They're here. Nobody is going anywhere. Rather than shooing them away, perhaps we should invite them to stay? It's scary out there. Your backyard could very well be their saving grace: