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Jun 09, 2006

Stop the insanity

OK, that' s IT! I'm starting a 'Cozies' category. This is absolutely TOO much. Who dared knit a squirrel sweaer much less GET IT ON A SQWERL? Who dared! Holy Nuts, People. I bet it was the tree sweater woman.


I agree, Linda, it hadta be hand-raised...

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LOL now imagine the skwerl in the tree, both wearing sweaters!

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:16 PM

That is amazing...absolutely amazing...

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:18 PM

actually, the sweater is crocheted.

(yes, I'm a geek)

Liz (the crazed weasel)
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:18 PM

WOW!! I love it! I rilly rilly do!
(I can't imagine getting one of these on a Wildlife Rehab skwerl - LOL)

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:19 PM

Honestly: a knit cap, a tiny quiver, and a little bow. That's seriously all he needs to be a character from "Redwall."

The Guy Over There
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:20 PM

But Liz -- it's only a top...

(no geeks here, nuh-uh, not me nosirree)

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:20 PM

I call photoshop.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:23 PM

He's cute. When I was a kid I wished I had one as a pet, but I've learned better! :)

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:24 PM

Hm is it just me or does it seem like the squirrel will break into a chicken dance at any moment now...

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:24 PM


He looks frightfully distinguished. "I say, old chap, wot about a spot of cricket?"

A thinker
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:24 PM

Très adorable...

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:25 PM

Liz is right, it's crocheted. It's still insane.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:26 PM

Cats dressed up always look put upon. This little guy looks all "How cozy, that certainly takes the chill off!"

Laurie C
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:27 PM

He actually looks like he's smiling, he's obviously quite pleased with it.
I bet he's the envy of all his squirrel buddies!

Judy B
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:30 PM

I want to whittle him a little pipe and get him a professor briefcase.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:34 PM


I have seen it all.


 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:36 PM

I lol'd when I saw this pic - hilarious!!!

E. Collison
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:37 PM

This is screaming to be made into a "I don't know what you're talking about... so here's a squirrel in a sweater" gif.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:37 PM

I agree with Zelda-- having worked in wildlife rehab, I know from experience that squirrels bite like the damned. I want to see a video of this sweater being put on the squirrel, and I want to know how long the sweater-applier was in the emergency room/casualty ward afterward, and how many pints of blood and stitches it took. I don't think even many tame squirrels would put up with that. And WHY? Was the squirrel shaved? Unusually prone to chest colds?

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:40 PM

He's smiling!! MOTHER OF PETE!!

He just needs to be sipping a teensy cup of tea.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:41 PM

He looks like he's in a muscle-man pose:

"Luukat my bulging pectoral muscles."

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:41 PM

He *so* needs a little old man cap and a walking stick!

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:42 PM

SUSAN: No. sqwerl wos just a fashionable bloke, yeah?

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:42 PM

Look at his feet, People! For God's sake, look at his feet!

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:43 PM




 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:43 PM


Everyone go talk to Tufy, now:


E. Collison
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:48 PM

Per the "this is an Engrish gennelmun skwerl," he/she *does* have a very Beatrix Potter look... P'rhaps it's Squirrel Nutkin as a retiree?!

E. Collison
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:50 PM

OMG, that's too much! As my husband's Timneh African Grey parrot would say, "Oooo, see the cute little skwrrrrrrrrrrl?"

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:51 PM

Sorry, Anna the Idle R. Blank-o mind...

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:53 PM

I think I scared Tufty.

Me: Would you like to wear a sweater?
Tufty: I am not so sure I would like to wear a sweater.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:56 PM

He IS SMILING!! He's proud of his new sweater, methinks.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:56 PM

Brain: Pinky, are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Pinky: I think so, Brain. But where are we going to get a squirrel, a squirrel sweater and a tranquilizer gun at 3 in the morning?

maltese parakeet
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:57 PM

I suspect Photoshop as well. It's cute for sure, but even I can "dress" some cats I have never seen in person...

Cat in Spats, and other Photoshop wonders:

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 12:59 PM

Is it possible that this squirrel has been taxidermied?

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:00 PM

hey! he's missing some pants!

how cute.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:01 PM

That cozy fits that squirreley to a tea.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:01 PM

I got attacked by a squirrel once. I might not have minded so much had he been wearing a leetle sweater.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:03 PM

he does looks like he's smiling! that is so FREAKIN' cute! all squirrels probably wish for cozy sweaters in the winter.

animal mommy
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:05 PM

Okay, I've changed my mind. What I really want is to find out what the person who sweatered this squirrel eats for breakfast, because I think I could use some of it. Like that "Tiger's Milk" stuff-- I want to know what the person who milks the tiger eats.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:08 PM

He can't be taxidermied, he looks very alive. He looks as if he's smiling! Aw so snug.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:10 PM

prolly a pet squirrel.

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:14 PM

Hmmmm.. I don't think it's been photoshopped. Look at his little fat neck - it's being squished up a bit from the turtleneck. Ha ha!

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:15 PM

"I think I scared Tufty."

Good! he's a complacent lil' son of a gun, and needs a good shaking up every now and then. Thinks he's God, y'know. (I hate to refer you to the posts where he's quoted as saying so, since....)

E. Collison
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:15 PM

Hey Photoshop People --
Why don't YOU try it, and get back to me?

♥ Thank You ♥

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:16 PM

I agree, he looks very british. "I say, it is a bit nippy out, what?"

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:17 PM

Me: how'd they get a sweater on the skewrl?
Tufty: carefully.

(arwo-i too have been attacked by one. it got over excited about the peanuts i was feeding it and thought my finger was a nut. *chomp* luckily, skwerls cannot carry the rabies virus.)

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:18 PM

See, if a skwerl will sit still to take a drink from a water fountain (http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/03/this_just_in_sq.html), one might just condescend to be dressed up in a wee snug sweater... (if it's been hand-raised, of course, cf. Meg and the sender-inner of this pic.)

E. Collison
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:18 PM

"Me: how'd they get a sweater on the skewrl?
Tufty: carefully."

kariboo: when Tufty starts making sense, it's time to run for your life!!!

E. Collison
 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:19 PM

hehehe E.C. - if only we could grab that lil' Tufty and push a sweater over his head!

 |  Jun 09, 2006 at 01:19 PM

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