NATIONAL SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY

by Janet Blue on January 21, 2013

Squirrel sitting atop container of sunflower seeds for the birdies. Note the chewed-off corner.

Squirrel sitting atop container of sunflower seeds for the birdies. Note the right front (chewed-off) corner.

Kitties keep their eyes on a squirrel. Railing (L to R): Astrid, Calista. Deck (L to R): Giulietta, Lisbeth & Fiona

Kitties keep their eyes on a squirrel. Railing (L to R): squirrel, Astrid, Calista. Deck (L to R): Giulietta, Lisbeth & Fiona

This post is in honor of my squirrelly friend, Mary Jane, who alerted me to this event. She is a lover of all things squirrel and my local authority on squirrels.

Squirty is watching Fiona who is parked at the bottom of the tree watching it.

Squirty is watching Fiona who is parked at the bottom of the tree watching it.

With today’s inauguration, I was afraid this special day might be overlooked. Since I have oodles of squirty (as we like to call them at the House of Blues) photos, I wanted to give a shout-out to these furry rodents. They provide hours of entertainment for all my kitties, so I’m hoping my fur balls won’t mind a short post that does not totally revolve around them.

 

 

Gracie O'Tripp January 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

Great cats and squirrels. I love your porch.

Joyce January 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm

I hate those ugly rats! They’ve chewed holes in our roof and moved into our walls. Repeated attempts to repair our home doesn’t work and the price to get rid of them permanently is astronomical! However, we fear that they’ll chew through wires and set our house on fire. D%mn the &(^#ing squirrels! HATE THEM! They don’t even pay rent.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Janet January 23, 2013 at 11:02 am

Oh Joyce, Don’t get me wrong, the squirrels have done their share of damage around here, but if I keep them fed, they seem to keep out of trouble. And it makes my fur kids so happy to watch them!

Mary Jane January 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

Oh, what a lovely surprise that you would honor my beloved squirrels on your blog! These industrious creatures captured my heart as a child when I started feeding birds. I think it was their tail that intrigued me since it has so many uses and looks divine to touch. I did pet a squirrel tail once at Disney World; now that was magical!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You January 22, 2013 at 5:48 am

We appreciate watching squirrels, and our head peep even raised an orphaned one once. The cats she had at the time thought she was just fattening the little guy up for dinner and were most disappointed when she gave the squirrel to the wildlife rehab specialist for release.

Mr Puddy January 22, 2013 at 3:29 am

Wow ! Look like fun time just start !
May I join you guys ????

Puddy

Mr Puddy January 22, 2013 at 3:13 am

Wow ! Lots of fun here !…May I join ?????

Whisppy January 22, 2013 at 12:47 am

Love the picture of all the kitties looking intently at the visiting squirrel. 🙂

Brian January 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Gosh, for a minute I thought it had something to do with politics! Squirrels rock!

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