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National Squirrel Day

21 Jan

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This just in from Rocky the Squirrel Journalist – I’m temporarily taking over this blog for a public announcement. Today is National Squirrel Day. That’s right folks. You heard it here first. The pig has been dethroned off his lap top so that this message may be brought to you. This is in the upmost seriousness.

In case you were wondering: Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by wildlife rehabilitator Christy Hargrove of Asheville, North Carolina

There are more than 300 species of squirrel. Different types of squirrels range in size from five inches (the African pygmy squirrel) to three feet (Indian giant squirrel). The word “squirrel” comes from the Greek word skiouros, which means shadow-tailed.

When hiding its food, a squirrel goes through an elaborate process of masking the location by pretending to bury the item a few times before settling on a final spot. While red squirrels are known for vigorously defending their territories, some females turn over all or part of their holdings, including a critical food cache, to their offspring as a way of bolstering the pups’ chances of survival during the difficult first year of life.

So upon this holiday, please reflect a few minutes on us and throw us some extra feed.

Thank you very much. This public announcement had been brought to you by Journalist Rocky the Squirrel. Thank you for your time.

 
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4 responses to “National Squirrel Day

  1. Basil

    01/22/2013 at 5:05 am

    I never knew there was a national squirrel day – how fab!

     
    • PigLove

      01/22/2013 at 7:08 am

      Basil, I didn’t either until Journalist Rocky the Squirrel took over my laptop. Snort – LOL

       
  2. Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

    01/22/2013 at 1:23 pm

    We love squirrels and throw them lots of berries every week! We also took in a squirrel that was hit by a car and limping and helped him heal until a wildlife specialist could take him. Great job Rocky 🙂

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

     
    • PigLove

      01/22/2013 at 2:55 pm

      I’ll tell Rocky you said that. He will absolutely find that fascinating. We love all kinds of animals here too at the Hotel Thompson.
      Rocky got a lot of good replies from his post yesterday. I may have to get him to come back from time to time. 🙂

       

This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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