Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Squirrel Gifts From My Dogs: 2 In A Series

Squirrel Socks

Okay, so they are a bit worn and stained, but that's only because they are thick, comfy, and warm. I basically wear them like slippers, which occasionally means running outside in them.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Squirrelly Valentines

What says "I Love You" more than a handmade valentine? Nothing, unless it's a handmade valentine featuring...squirrels!

There is a beautiful template by Little Acorn that you can download.

If you want some variety in your paper cut squirrel greetings, Little Acorn posted another design template last year. Since both of these projects involve wielding sharp tools, I will not be making them.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Squirrel Bobble Head

I got this odd little bobble head squirrel this past Christmas. He's cute, in his own way, but certainly is no Nut Hugger.

Bobble Head Squirrel

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Windy City Squirrels

My friend Jen T. from Chicago took these photos during a snow storm lull when the weather in the single digits. My first thought was "Oooo... a squirrel." But on a second look I realize the squirrel is trapezing on a maze of electrical wires!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day!

Okay, groundhogs aren't squirrels, but they do belong to the same rodent family and hey, we embrace most rodents here. While we do have our fair share of urban critter encounters here in Southern California--possums, raccoons, deer, skunks, tarantulas--I can't say I've ever seen a groundhog in the city or even in the wild.

Apparently, all of the "well known" North American groundhogs, including Balzac Billy (Calgary), Wiarton Willy (Ontario, Canada), Shubenacadie Sam (Nova Scotia), and Punxsutawney Phil (USA) saw their shadows, dooming us all to six more weeks of winter.

Well, not to rub it in too much, but we've basically been having summer here in Southern California, so I can't complain. I do feel for those of you suffering through a cold winter though and hope these rodents are wrong, for your sake! In the meantime, stay warm!