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Squirrel Appreciation Day

21 Jan


 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”

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Today, January 21st, is a great and wonderful day my fellow friends.  It is Squirrel Appreciation Day.  I can tell you – today is *my* day.  Today, you should appreciate us tree climbing, entertaining, nut gathering neighborhood squirrels.  Being a squirrel can be hard.  Some of us give others a bad name.  They are the ones that eat food out of the feeders, eat some veggies in your gardens and chase/tease your pooches.  Then there are squirrels like me who are highly educated, have families to take care of and bring your enjoyment and education.  Focus on us great squirrels for the day.  Heck, give us some nuts, a little hand out, or wave at us from time to time.

Enjoy the day my friends.  I’ll be back soon!

 
 

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41 responses to “Squirrel Appreciation Day

  1. easyweimaraner

    01/21/2014 at 11:03 am

    you could live in my back yard, we have a giant walnut tree ( and my staff is nuts too). btw: I just saw in tv, that today is the day of the joggingpants too…crazy…

     
    • PigLove

      01/21/2014 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you my dear friend. My current ‘treehouse’ is wonderful in the back of the Hotel Thompson. Bacon’s mom/dad put out wonderful nuts, bread and sometimes even donuts for me and my family. But with an open invitation, you never know when I might ‘mail’ one of my off spring your way 🙂 Chitter Chatter – Journalist Rocky

       
    • fozziemum

      01/21/2014 at 7:59 pm

      Bwahahahhaha must be why Fozziedad has his on without any chance of going faster than walking pace! 😉

       
  2. Kuruk

    01/21/2014 at 11:11 am

    Sisfur Nalle would chase youwoooowoooooo!

     
    • PigLove

      01/21/2014 at 12:52 pm

      Oh tsk tsk. I might even let her for some entertainment my friend :0 Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  3. Lori Fontanes

    01/21/2014 at 11:29 am

    OMG, had no idea but by coincidence (rodent hypnosis???), we made pinecone seed treats for the animals yesterday & hung them outside. (We did know that a snowstorm–now in progress–was coming!) We now have a tree full of upside-down squirrels celebrating their special day! Thanks for sharing this important holiday–we’ll mark it in the calendar for next year!!!

     
    • PigLove

      01/21/2014 at 12:53 pm

      That is awesome for you to share your food with us clever little guys outside. We do much appreciate that my friend. Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  4. Pix Under the Oaks

    01/21/2014 at 11:47 am

    We used to be really good to the squirrels but the gray squirrels started chewing the siding off our house and sharpening their little teeth on our wood porch. The brown/Fox squirrels are little angels and we love them!

     
    • PigLove

      01/21/2014 at 12:55 pm

      Well thank goodness I’m a brown squirrel 🙂 Some of us do give others a really bad name. I tend to be helpful around the Hotel Thompson. Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  5. mrsbearfoot

    01/21/2014 at 12:05 pm

    Rocky and Bacon, I invite you to see the Inspectors who came to our back yard.

    And, one more. 😉

    Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day, Rocky!

    ~Lindy

     
    • PigLove

      01/21/2014 at 1:00 pm

      Oh my friend – these are wonderful!! Such detailed and beautiful pictures of my kind. They are talented little tykes indeed. You are so gracious for giving a helping hand – especially in these winter months when food is hard to find. Thank you from all of the squirrels out here. Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  6. Mags Corner

    01/21/2014 at 12:08 pm

    We have lots of squirrels and we love them. We have large oak trees that keep them supplied with nice acorns and now and they eat birdseed that falls to the ground. We never knew there was a squirrel appreciation day. Thanks, for sharing this with us sweet Bacon. Hugs and snout kisses

     
    • PigLove

      01/21/2014 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you my friend for taking care of us in our time of need in the winter months! Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  7. katiebblogs

    01/21/2014 at 12:32 pm

    You know what, Bacon? I’ll look at the squirrels in the window from a different perspective today thanks to your friend there. Maybe I’ll think about sharing my yummy snacks. Well, on second though, nah… 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      01/21/2014 at 1:02 pm

      aawww – a little apple core would go a long way with a friend in need outside in this cold snowy day. Just think, they have little tykes to take care of as well. Can you spare a share of your apple… just today? Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  8. Sue Ellen

    01/21/2014 at 4:54 pm

    Bacon!!!!! There is a book out now by Jimmy Buffett that is titled “Swine Not?” It is a novel pig tale..
    Tell your mom & dad to look for it…. our dad read it, and our clan mom is next.
    Now about the squirrels~~~~ we have lots of ’em. And they do tease us as much as possible. And they throw stuff down from the tall trees on our dad when he is in ‘the chair’. And yes, they do get treats in the winter. Well, what is known as winter in southern Alabama !!
    Hey to “Rocky”
    ♪ AroOo L&M

     
    • PigLove

      01/21/2014 at 8:29 pm

      Oh squeal. I must check this book out for mom to read to me. Thanks for the heads up. It takes just one bad squirrel to give us trouble – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. katsrus

    01/21/2014 at 5:55 pm

    I love watching the squirrels. Very entertaining. Kitties love to watch too from inside.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      01/21/2014 at 8:30 pm

      The purr things here definitely like to watch Rocky and his clan in the backyard. I myself have been known to play with them. It’s fun. XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. fozziemum

    01/21/2014 at 8:00 pm

    Rocky I think it’s great that today is YOUR day…….I think squirrels are cute..wish we had them here 🙂 Hugs Fozziemum xx

     
    • PigLove

      01/22/2014 at 7:48 am

      What? You don’t have my kind in Australia? Really? That is most intriguing. Perhaps when my eldest gets ready for college, I can send him your way? Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
      • fozziemum

        01/23/2014 at 8:15 am

        No ..not a one Rocky! yes send him we have trees..but the only nuts here live in the house 😉 HUgs Fozziemum xxx

         
      • PigLove

        01/23/2014 at 9:14 am

        Chitter Chatter – that sounds like the Hotel Thompson too. Journalist Rocky

         
      • fozziemum

        01/23/2014 at 5:12 pm

        Bwahahhaahah 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

         
  11. Miss Harper LeeMiss Harper Lee

    01/21/2014 at 9:17 pm

    OK, Rocky, I can appreciate you, but I absolutely refuse to appreciate the squirrels that I chase up the trees who then proceed to sit on branches high above my head and laugh hysterically at me. No, I will not appreciate those squirrels!

     
    • PigLove

      01/22/2014 at 7:52 am

      tsk tsk – It just takes one to give *all* of us a bad name I’m afraid. Try to think of it from another perspective though my dear friend. Maybe he’s not laughing at you. Maybe he’s trying to talk to you – you know to meet your acquaintance. To extend an tree branch if you will. Maybe he’s just a tad intimidated by the beauty you behold my beautiful blonde friend. 🙂 Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  12. sakuraandme

    01/21/2014 at 10:39 pm

    Hahaha!
    Morning little educated squirrel, here’s some Aussie nuts for you!
    Oh and a huge hug too! Paula xxxx

     
    • PigLove

      01/22/2014 at 7:54 am

      aawww – much appreciate my dear friend from down under. Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
      • sakuraandme

        01/22/2014 at 8:37 am

        Hahahaha! Nite xxxxx

         
  13. evilsquirrel13

    01/21/2014 at 11:04 pm

    Happy NSAS Rocky, from one squirrel to another!

     
    • PigLove

      01/22/2014 at 7:54 am

      Much obliged my fellow squirrel. Same to you. I hope this day finds many wonderful nuts your way. Chitter chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  14. Donkey Whisperer Farm

    01/21/2014 at 11:46 pm

    So cute!

     
    • PigLove

      01/22/2014 at 7:56 am

      Thank you my friend. Here’s wishing you a great and wonderful day. Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  15. gentlestitches

    01/22/2014 at 2:26 am

    Happy love to squirrel day, Rocky. 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      01/22/2014 at 7:57 am

      Thank you my kind friend. Have a great and awesome day! Chitter chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  16. Nylabluesmum

    01/22/2014 at 2:30 pm

    Deer Rocky me n Mum lubz are squirrelz here..dey iz black onez n dere iz Frisky n Fluffy….we iz hopin dere will bee new kittz in da Spring 😉
    Lub Nylablue xxx

     
    • PigLove

      01/22/2014 at 2:39 pm

      That would be awesome! Chitter Chatter Journalist Rocky

       
  17. speedyrabbit

    01/23/2014 at 3:20 am

    what a great day it is ,I’ve just met a new friend called Veve and he’s a squirrel too and he lives in a house wiht his human mum,xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      01/23/2014 at 9:00 am

      That is awesomely cool!! Veve is very lucky to have met such a wonderful family. XOXO – Bacon

       
  18. Ruckus the Eskie

    01/23/2014 at 7:50 pm

    You know this is my worst nightmare right…a whole day to celebrate my pesky enemy!

    Hahaha…come on by and link up your creative fun posts to Thoughtless Thursdays blog hop. It’d be nice to share your posts with the rest of the team

     
    • PigLove

      01/23/2014 at 9:09 pm

      Cool. I’ll be by my new friend. XOXO – Bacon

       

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