Friday, January 21, 2011

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Seriously.  Today - January 21st - is Squirrel Appreciation Day.   From
Squirrel Appreciation Day is an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate your tree climbing, nut gathering neighborhood squirrels. It's held in mid-winter when food sources are scarce for squirrels and other wildlife. Sure, squirrels spent all fall gathering and "squirreling " away food. But, their supplies may not be enough. And, the variety of food is limited. So, give them an extra special treat today to supplement their winter diets.  
Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina started Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2001. Christy is a wildlife rehabilitator in North Carolina, and is is affiliated with the Western North Carolina Nature Center.

I thought I had mistakenly landed on The Onion's webpage instead of my intended Huffington Post.  But it's the truth.  As I laughed, something tapped on the office window.  How appropriate. . .   

He (or she) paid no attention to Brenda. It opened the suet basket cage and grabbed what could fit in his/her fat fingers.  Ok, claws.  Whatever.  

Then decided that there must be some riches in the feeder too.  

Right after the next shot, he/she flipped the lid open and proceeded to fall two stories.  Which didn't seem to phase him/her much.  Right back at it.  

Brenda fully appreciated the amusement today.  So celebrated ...... and window cleaning eminent.

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