Sunday, January 25, 2009

Introducing Nut Hugger

Nut Hugger

As an avid squirrel aficionado, one my most prized possessions is Nut Hugger sculpted by Seonna Hong.

I first spotted Nut Hugger at the San Diego Comic-Con a few years ago. Nut Hugger was part of a toy series from Neo Kaiju Projectt from Strangeco. The entire toy line consisted of figures modeled by Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Kathy Staico Schorr and Todd Schorr. Some figures were more popular than others and when I finally decided to plunk down good money for Nut Hugger, she was sold out. Broken hearted, I opted for my second-favorite -- Tako Girl -- a purple octopus figure wearing a headband also designed by Seonna Hong.

Cute but still not the the figure I wanted.

Nuthugger with chocolates

A few years passed and in 2007 for Valentine's Day, I received Nut Hugger as a gift. Little did I know that Nut Hugger was one of the most-popular Neo Kaiju. It is an almost impossible figure to find now unless you have a connection overseas.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Squirrel Gifts From My Dogs: 1 in a Series

The Light Up Squirrel

My creation

Someone in our neighborhood has two of these and I coveted them for quite sometime. My dogs, who are very generous gift-givers, presented this to me for one of my birthdays. I call him Sammy and often greet him when I arrive home. Yes, I'm a dork.

Sammy has a solar panel, which isn't working too well anymore, which powers a little light. It's pretty sweet, but yeah, hasn't held up too well in the hot sun. It's still cute during the day though.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Yes, it's that time of year again folks! Hopefully it's not too late and you got outside to show your love for those adorable creatures who are hanging out in your trees or looking for snacks. E-how even posted a list of instructions on how you can celebrate.

Personally, I think the best thing you can do to mark the occasion is get your yard friends some squirrel underpants! You'll be doing the critters, as well as your neighbors, a big service.