Vlad, you evil--Wait, what? You're willing to put her down? But... Evil?
In any case, you shouldn't have expected Grace to not scamper away. That's what squirrels DO when you put them down. Haven't you ever gone squirrel catch and releasing in the park?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Do not, under any circumstances, run around trying to grab squirrels. Not only are you unlikely to succeed, but even if you do, your most probable reward would be a lot of scratches and having your hand SEVERELY bitten.
I really like Grace in panel four, but it makes me sad to see her sad. Hmmm...
THERE we go.