We may have done a post about Squirrels for Peace once, but the reality is that we rarely get squirrels up near our house.  For whatever reason – altitude, predators, whatever – they simply do not venture much around us.  So when the dogs alert on a walk, we are looking for a lot of creatures – but not this:

Kiska - Whoa! What is that creature in front of us?

Look at that beady eyed creature!

Hey – for us, that is strange wildlife!


  1. Sagira on August 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Really? We see squirrels a lot around here.

  2. lexy on August 17, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I wish the squirrels near me were that tiny and cute looking! ours are small-cat sized and feisty… I would be alarmed if Gwynn tried to eat one, it’d probably gouge his eyes out and body slam him, lol.

  3. Fiona and Abby on August 17, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Duh. If I was a squirrel, a raccoon or a herd of deer, I think I’d avoid your place. I mean, I’m sure the wildlife in you neck of the woods have posted signs warning about you! 😉 However, if you’d like to see some squirrel, we’ve got PLENTY of them we could send to you…

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  4. The OP Pack on August 16, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Same here, we rarely see a squirrel in or near our yard, probably because the trees are all small. We do see them on our walks and they are reddish brown ones. Mom says she grew up only seeing gray ones on the East Coast. We don’t care what color they are, but we sure don’t like them.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  5. Khyra on August 16, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Maybe woo want to share your address with the humans around here that want to get rid of theirs?


    Khyra and The Golden Khampers Merdie and Harley

  6. Stella on August 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    We have the same attitude about squirrels, me and Zkhat. She sits in the bedroom window watching for them and notifies us when she sees one.

    But my Mom wants rid of the 870 bunnies who live around here and nibble away at all the plants. Is there any of you we could send these to? We’ll pay postage.


  7. NCMountainwoman on August 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Too funny. Our dogs snap to attention when the squirrels jump from the trees to the deck rail. If we even say the word “squirrel” they go on full alert.

  8. Mimi & Cabana on August 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Funny, we don’t have squirrels either, not that Cabana would care. She has zero prey drive.

  9. HUSKYS RULE on August 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    We have plenty of those down our way. Come on down & we can all chase them together!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  10. Kari on August 16, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I hear they are yummy


  11. houndstooth on August 16, 2011 at 8:25 am

    We’d be happy to pack up a box of squirrels and send them your way, Herd! They are fascinating little creatures!

  12. Sam on August 16, 2011 at 8:09 am

    OMG – I would worry about suddenly being hauled down the road after it! BOL!


  13. 24 Paws of Love on August 16, 2011 at 3:12 am

    That’s kind of surprising. We used to have squirrels all over the place, now for some reason we barely see any. It’s been a boring summer around here not being able to chase the little critters.

    Well, did you get it???

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