OUR SECOND INTERNATIONAL SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY

by Janet Blue on January 21, 2014

We squirrels at our house. We have two that visit almost everyday and a third that comes occasionally. One of our three bird feeders is especially for the squirrels. They also enjoy the fruit of our ornamental pear trees. We can be entertained for hours and hours by their antics and silliness.

squirrelcollage

The squirrels (or squirties, as we like to call them) don’t even care that we watch them since most of us are confined to our catio. They ignore us and continue munching with delight their sunflower seeds, even when we are just inches away.

We know that some of our followers are not fond of squirrels and that some actually loathe them. We also know they can be very destructive, but for kitty amusement value, they cannot be beat.

As we did last year, we dedicate this post to our mom’s friend, Mary Jane, a true squirrel lover.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

P.S. We will not do our usual Wordless Wednesday post as this is publishing so late in the day. See you all the following day for “Thankful Thursday.”

Mythreemoggies February 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm

We have a few grey squirrels who visit our garden. Love this xx
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Catherine January 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Squirrels are so fun to watch! Cute!
xo Catherine
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Athena January 23, 2014 at 11:30 am

As I live in a built up area in London we don’t see many squirrels, although I have spotted the odd one speeding through the back garden occasionally. They are so fast!

As an indoor cat I can’t chase after it. And if I could my mum wouldn’t like it if I caught it 🙂

Purrs xx
Athena
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speedyrabbit January 23, 2014 at 3:46 am

Squirrel TV is a lot of fun!xx Speedy
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Spitty the Kitty January 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm

The Human’s godson saved an injured squirrel and nursed it back to health and it stuck around for a long time and used to come back and visit him. Eventually, though, he struck out on his own and went off to live his squirrely life. That boy really loved that squirrel though!
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Oui Oui January 22, 2014 at 9:38 pm

We love those little rascals too, but don’t see many of them on our kitty tv.
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Clooney January 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Wow, what a cool post! Love your squirrel collage, just gorgeous and we had no idea there was a Squirrel Appreciation Day, very cool! We are very fond of squirrels but have none where we live now and I miss watching them.

xoxo
Cloon
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Cathy Keisha January 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm

They are mocking you guys! I know they are.
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Anna Coffin January 22, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! Great pictures.
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sassmuffins January 22, 2014 at 7:42 pm

I LOVE squirrels! I know they can cause damage, but we love and feed them anyway. At least they come to all the bird feeders we have. And we are fortunate to have mature trees, which means we also have squirrel nests that sway in the trees high above our home! And of course they thoroughly entertain all the kitties who watch and chatter at the windows.
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Pawesome Cats January 22, 2014 at 6:42 pm

We don’t have squirrels here in Australia either, but I used to love watching them when I lived in London. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Harvey Button January 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm

We have a squirrel friend who helps rescue the wee beasties! They are magical creatures we think but here in NZ there aren’t any * sigh *

Harvey
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BeadedTail January 22, 2014 at 4:49 pm

We have one squirrel visitor who comes every so often to eat from the birdie feeder but we’d love for more to come so we can watch Squirrel TV!
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Noodle January 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm

I have a great relationship with squirrels, I watch them and drool as they scurry around the yard…
mind you I have no idea what I would do with one if I ever got my paws on it but…. one can have a rich fantasy life…

Noodle

Playful Kitty January 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm

I like squirrels too! They have provided much amusement for all of us – especially the cats. I actually saw one once walking across a phone line (or electric wire) carrying a full sized orange in its mouth! That was a sight. I’ve also watched a momma squirrel heroically rescue one of her baby squirrels that had wandered out of the nest and was dangling from a tree branch. I stood underneath waiting to catch the baby if it fell.
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The Swiss Cats January 22, 2014 at 2:39 pm

We love your squirrels gallery ! Purrs
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Katie isabella January 22, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Birdie FUDS! Silly spell correct.

Katie isabella January 22, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Just mommy pays a lot of money for the birdie fuss and the squirrels run the birdies off and eat all the fuds. But I love to watch Squirrel TV.

Fur Everywhere January 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

We is glad you has so many squirrels to watch! We thinks that would be lots of fun 🙂
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LP January 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

We love squirrels and think they are very sweet, clever and mischievous! They like to eat our bird food and we don’t mind at all. There is plenty to go around! 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Judy & C.A.T.S January 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

We love watching squirrels and chipmunks. We have a door that is all glass and we love to sit and watch them. Cali has a pet chipmunk. He sits in front of the glass door and teases her and she talks to him. The squirrels don’t tease us they just run around and entertain us. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

Misaki January 22, 2014 at 9:28 am

I’m rather fond of chasing squiggles, if that counts lol

Molly The Wally January 22, 2014 at 2:03 am

She forgot squirrel appreciation day…….wonder why?????? Squirrel TV is the best because then the back door opens and you get to chase them over here but we think watching them from the Catio is cool too. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly
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Emma and Buster January 22, 2014 at 12:27 am

Our human loves squirrels. Before she became a cat lady, she was a squirrel lady. She fed the squirrels that lived in the old oak tree behind the house she used to live in.

Sadly we don’t have any squirrels in our house/yard because there’s a gang of feral/outside cats that patrol the area.
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prancer pie January 21, 2014 at 10:50 pm

We love squirrels! We’ve heard that they’re delicious! MOL!
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Sparkle January 21, 2014 at 10:38 pm

The cat before me used to EAT squirrels!
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meowmeowmans January 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm

We love squirrels here. And we certainly appreciate them every day. 🙂
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The Island Cats January 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

We don’t appreciate the squirrels eating all the birdies food. But they are fun to watch!
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Sometimes, Cats Herd You January 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

We never heard of squirrel appreciation day. What a great idea. We appreciate watching the squirrel channel on the cat TV!
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Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew January 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm

We loves our Squirrel TV, we could watch for hours. As long as they stop trying to take over our blog we won’t swat them. Of course with our mama’s screen name it’s obvious she wouldn’t let us do that.
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie January 21, 2014 at 6:51 pm

We think what’s almost as entertaining is when we see mommy run after one of them telling them to “drop that tomato!” Heeee!!
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Brian Frum January 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm

I do appreciate my squirrels too but keep forgetting to tell them!
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The REAL Maple Syrup Mob January 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm

WOW!!! Your squirlies are HUGE!
Ours are small and red,run around a lot,and eat the stuff Mummy Janey puts out for them. Squirlie TV is fab!
The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx
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mariodacat January 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

We like squirrels here too and one pan of bird seed is sitting on the patio just for them or any other animal that happens to wander through. They are fun to watch.
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McGuffy Ann Morris January 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

I always post for Squirrel Appreciation Day. We love them here, too. We actually feed them in their “own area”, and welcome them at the birdfeeders, too. They cohabitate with birds, naturally. What’s not to love?
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Caren Gittleman January 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I absolutely ADORE squirrels and usually blog about them on Squirrel Appreciation Day but dropped the ball this year.
I dislike intensely when I hear people refer to them as “tree rats” or “loathe” them. I know they cause damage, but they are part of God’s world and should be cared for like all animals should be. They are super intelligent, always busy…….adorable!!!!
I used to feed a ton of them at my apartment/condo complex til I got in trouble because they moved into the attic of our building. They were so smart that one would literally sit up and raise his paws to me begging for food. I just LOVE THEM!
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