March 26, 2010

At the Doggy Squirrel Café...



... ooh... ahhhh....

33 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Great squirrel post. We have been stuck in politics far too long. Or were Squirrels a faction in the Gangs of New York movie? New life is sweet to see.

Don said...

Ahhhh! Melting! Eyes closing!! Motor leg!!!

rhhardin said...

It's hard to get any rest.

My Doberman Susie used to lick clean baby rabbits after they were fed.

(You get no gratitude from baby rabbits. They're born with an escape plan.)

Squirrels apparently grow up tame and think you're a tree.

Jane said...

The squirrels are digging up the peas in my garden. Death to the squirrels. They taste just like chicken, by the way.

Besides, how does one know that baby squirrel isn't thinking, "lay off, lady?"

Scott said...

I am stuck in Newark Airport. Flight to Twin Cities was overbooked. Got rebooked for an 8 pm flight but they are giving me a $300 travel voucher for my trouble, which is more than the ticket cost. Will give me time to finish Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

AllenS said...

Looking at the squirrel's movements, I think it's got fleas.

WV: impared

EDH said...

Evidently, some people think that the government has come to their rescue, and expect that they'll be treated similarly.

edutcher said...

EDH said...

Evidently, some people think that the government has come to their rescue, and expect that they'll be treated similarly.

Yeah, most people are too humane to put the little critter in front of a death panel.

Ah Pooh said...

Found the video fascinating and I I'm not sure why. Maybe something about all God's creatures.

bagoh20 said...

Just don't screw him up now with an Ivy League school.

Darcy said...

So adorable. Cheered me right up.

veni vidi vici said...

I have a blue Abyssinian cat who's the same color as that squirrel, and when I give him extended patting/massages, he gets the same auto-scratch reflex thing going. Really funny and endearingly nice!

p.t. fogger said...

Squirrels apparently grow up tame and think you're a tree.

It's true. Friends of mine raised a "rescue" squirrel; if you were standing it would sit, size you up, leap from a preposterous distance, land on say, the middle of your back, and run up on top of your head. It would climb right up your leg, too; which if you had on shorts kinda hurt.

Chip Ahoy said...

So we're done then with that previous uncivil thread.

Good.

If you'd care to look, here's the card I made and mailed.

Methadras said...

So cute.

raf said...

Anyone who thinks squirrels are cute has never been attacked by one.

wv:scruata. Don't know who ata is, so no thanks.

Darcy said...

Geez. Even the cute animal posts lure the sourpusses.

Dude. You can be cute and dangerous. Just FYI.

Roger J. said...

A squirrel is basically a rat with a cute tail

Rats just got bad press agents and lousy tails.

But it was a very cute video.

Bah humbug

Chip Ahoy said...

Hah bumhug. I just got an idea. Dress up fuzzy tails for rats. You Velcro them over the real rat's tail to make them look like squirrels.

MamaM said...

When our oldest was three, he longed to catch and hold the squirrels that ruled our small yard and stole sunflower seeds any way they could from our bird feeders. He'd watch them from the kitchen window, loving their acrobatics, energy, black curious eyes and airy furry tails. He really, really wanted to touch them. That appreciation and longing translated into a desire for a squirrel costume at Halloween.

Thankfully, turning him into a satisfactory squirrel was mostly a matter of creating a magnificent, curled tail out of coat hangers and fabric scraps attached to a tan body suit, and sewing little round felt ears onto a tan knit watch cap.

It looked homemade, but pleased him immensely.

I love this memory and the sweet, sad, goodness it represents. I see squirrels every day, but it took another small pair of squirrel ears to call to mind the illusive nature of joy.

WV Taponian...AND... Pubicons

Looks like WV is still recovering from a visit down there!!

AllenS said...

MamaM said...
"When our oldest was three, he longed to catch and hold the squirrels that ruled our small yard and stole sunflower seeds any way they could from our bird feeders."

I would like some clarification on what you're raising.

danielle said...

ew.

1. someone, please get that man some hand sanitizer.

2. why was that man rubbing that squirrel incessantly? it looked to me like that squirrel was not paying any attention, but that man kept going. was he enjoying himself ?

3. if that squirrel has *any* hope of surviving, he's not gonna do it with that human scent all over him. how selfish of that man to keep getting his feel on.

4. i kept waiting for that squirrel to wake up and bite that man, or for momma squirrel to swoop in and start biting.

kentuckyliz said...

I was yelling "Bite 'im!"

Human scent --> death.

Nice going.

Lawgiver said...

That squirrel is evil. All squirrels are evil. They delight in teasing dogs for absolutely no reason whatsoever. That one is just about the right size for my minpin....mmmm tasty.....

Methadras said...

Come on guys, it's a baby squirrel. Give Squirrely a chance.

Lawgiver said...

But dogs and squirrels can coexist.

Lawgiver said...

But ducks can't. Make sure your volume is turned up for this one.

MamaM said...

Allan S...It was a human son, who now at 23 reveals a sense of humor and grounded understanding of life very similar to yours.

Jane said...

Was the "rescue squirrel" potty-trained? How does that work?

amba said...

I want one!

Meeeee toooo . . .

One of the hospice CNAs helping take care of my husband has a 9-year-old squirrel she raised from a baby. Telling us about it, she delivered this line, particularly enchanting out of context:

"Her and the bearded dragon, they have their own room."

Class factotum said...

Evil tomato and fig eating, garden destroying, cat tormenting beast. I want a pesticide that will kill squirrels.

And rabbits.

Kirstin said...

I'm not sure that the baby squirrel liked that. And it reminded me of "Of Mice and Men."

kentuckyhusseinliz said...

Squirrel thinks:

"That bitch always wants to cuddle."