Topic: Squirrels in the news
In addition to the occasional scratchings in this Litter Box I also have a blog that's strictly for the squirrels: News of the Squirreled. It started as a joke between myself and someone on a Seinfeld fan message board. His favorite Seinfeld episode was the one with George and the Squirrel. He asked the eternal question: "why do squirrels run in front of cars?" and I used the magic of google to discover a whole world of fascinating facts about the often overlooked tree rat of the city. I found a site called scareysquirrel.org -no longer in existence -which explained that it is part of an ancient coming-of-age ritual that all adolescent squirrels must face. After that edifying piece of information we then turned the discussion into a "post squirrel stuff here" thread and after the board shut down I moved the stuff we found to the LitterBox. When it became apparent that most of the traffic to this blog was for sewing and jewelry and artsy stuff I moved the squirrels into their own home: News Of the Squirreled found here: http://squirrelworld.lincatz.com/ the squirrels are masters of their own domain!
After almost ten years of squirrel stories I have noticed several trends: Squirrels are pests, squirrels love to eat electrical lines, squirrels are the biggest non-lightning cause of power failures in all modern cities, and squirrels setting houses on fire is not as uncommon as we all would like to believe. They are also amusing, enduring, pesky, tenacious, fodder for otherwise light news days, occasionally cute, and always out and about no matter what the weather. I never know from week to week what the squirrels will be doing next. This morning someone sent me some pictures of squirrels kissing and since it's a rather blah and boring monday here they are to brighten everyone's day. So Let's do it!
Kittens do it!
Ground squirrels do it
Even Red Squirrels do it!
let's do it! Lets kiss a squirrel~~~!
Ohhhh baby! Your lips taste like nuts.
Spring is the perfect time for grey squirrel love.
a squirrel and a (hippy?) find true love.
And if you aren't smiling after these pictures you don't have a heart!