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Aug 31, 2006

Maybe they're talking about retirement

Acting decidedly un-squirrelly, these pals camped out on sender-inner Carisa's fire escape. Do you EVER see squirrels chill like this? [singsong] Nooooo!!!! [/singsong]


Carisa S., [Patting back] Good job.

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That's freaky! I've never seen such amiable squirrels...

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:17 AM

I can see the lil one on the right went for the "yawn and stretch."

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:18 AM

I have a thing for skwerls. Where I went to college they were so tame they'd eat out of your hand.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:19 AM

well my stars that's just too sweet!!

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:20 AM

Amiable and cooperative! Be afraid! If squirrels collaborate, they shall take over the world! Squirrels are the devil's oven mitts.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:21 AM

I'm thinking more like the "stop short" move...from behind.

How prosh. Though that little arm does look skinnier than the rest - shopped?

Kris, in New England
 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:21 AM

OMG. Squees! they are my FAVORITE. Seriously meg, this is my favorite picture you have EVER posted on CO. Oh thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!


Can we have an all squirrel friday?


I'll be your best friend

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:22 AM

They're cute and all, but I bet they're plotting how to drop heavy things on a cat at the bottom of the fire escape. The one on the right is congratulating the left one on her great aim.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:28 AM

Oh goodness! Teh skwerls are in LUV...

A thinker
 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:35 AM

re: dara: i'm sorry, did you just say that squirrels are "the devil's oven mitts"? that was certifiably the coolest thing i've read all week. i am going to use it profusely from now on. :D

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:37 AM

"Wow, look at the nuts on that guy."

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:41 AM

Is that pic really real?

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:43 AM

No nonono Dara, Squirrels are Nature's Jesse White Tumblers.

This is my favorite picture in the history of cute overload. hands down.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:45 AM

"How terribly strange to be seventy..."

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:52 AM

Looks like they dropped something through the slats of the fire escape!

I love the little squirrel "arm" over the shoulder of the other one!

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:54 AM

"It ain't the jump... it's the fall that'll kill ya!"

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:55 AM

They're probably siblings. They stay very close for the first year or so and snuggle together at night, often "spooning". It's the cutest thing. I'll send in some photos of babies snuggling in hope of a post!

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 07:57 AM

these are your real WMD, people. dara speaks the Great Truth.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:00 AM

I, for one, welcome our new Squirrel Overlords.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:01 AM


 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:07 AM


NOW I know how the apple fell on Newton's head.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:09 AM

"See that car right there? I made a nest in the back seat. Made it with used tuna cans, stuff from the garbage . . . it'll smell GREAT in no time."

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:09 AM

My peeps!!!! Yay!!!!

I'm representing the Oklahoma chapter of the Soldiers of The Nut. Rock on, leetle soldiers, rock on.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:11 AM

is that fake?

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:16 AM

Yes, it's real. And no, it's not photoshopped. I have no desire to mis-represent! These guys were grooming each other and I think one got tired and just stopped with his arm like that!

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:17 AM

I had no idea that squirrels groomed each other. That is too cute!
I love watching the herd of squirrels in my backyard - chasing each other, sitting in the trees chattering at me, pigging out on the *bird* food...

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:31 AM

how do such tiny little legs scrabble those sizable bodies up tree trunks? must be huge power-to-weight ratio.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:34 AM

You jump on her head and I'll grab her purse.

The Honourable Gladys Anstruther
 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:49 AM

"will you still need me
will you still fed me (acorns)
when I'm sixty-four?"

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 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:56 AM

That's photoshopped. The arm is way too thin ... if it were buried in the fur then the "hand" would be as well. I don't even thing that's posture a squirrel's arm can take without breaking.

Cute though

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:59 AM

OMG...that's too cute...*thump*

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 08:59 AM

"So I says to Vinnie, I says, 'Listen. Ya gotta do something about Guido'... (whisper, whisper, etc.)

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:04 AM

@ RKEM I'm the poster of this pic. - Again no photoshop involved. I was as suprised as you were to see two squirrels like that. I have nothing to gain by messing with the pic.

'Nuff said.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:08 AM

@ RKEM I'm the poster of this pic. - Again no photoshop involved. I was as suprised as you were to see two squirrels like that. I have nothing to gain by messing with the pic.

'Nuff said.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:09 AM

I'll tell you how those guys climb trees: big, nasty, sharp claws. A squirrel used to come by my apartment for nuts (I think the previous tenants trained it to expect din-din here) and the evil spawn of satan almost ripped my finger off when I was a little slow in setting down the pecans.

They are cute, but don't let it fool you, underneath that fluffy tail and cute twitching nose is a soul that plots the destruction of humankind.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:10 AM


is nice to hear from "the horse's mouth" as it were. it is a most fabulous picture.


just because the picture looks odd doesn't mean is Pshopped. I think I notice strain on the shoulder?/underarm? of squirrel-on-the-right, which would make sense given the level of stretch.

/not a squirrel physiologist.

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 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:12 AM

Dara... I _want_ that t-shirt...

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:19 AM

Holy Rule #6, Batman!

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:31 AM

Spiffy: Hey, bud, what're you so down about?
Nutkin: The People are on a home remodelling kick. They just put down a bunch of insulation in the attic.
Spiffy: That's cool. You'll be warm in the winter.
Nutkin: But it's so itchy, man. Plus, last night I got home from the Nut Factory and they'd boarded up my front door in the eaves. I had to gnaw it open AGAIN.
Spiffy: That's harsh. You wanna crash at my place? It's a sweet fire place vent where they've forgotten to replace the screen.
Nutkin: Thanks. You're a pal. Hey, wanna go knock off the bird feeder on the way over?

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:39 AM


 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:41 AM

We are squirrelies if you please...

We are squirrelies if you don't please...

Do you see that thing that is green and full?

Maybe we can reach through these slats and give a pull.

If we sneaking up upon it carefully

There will be some nuts for you and some for me

Now we're looking over
our new domicile.

If we like we stay for maybe quite awhile.

We have just made it onto CO

It is such a high honor, but come on [one squirrel taps the other] let's go.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:54 AM

My brain finally fried from all the cuteness to join in the songs and such posted here on a regular basis. So, a bit of parody.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 09:55 AM

That is freaking awesome.

My rats will spoon and cuddle in adorable ways like this. Squirrels are like rats with fluffy tails. So cute.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 10:19 AM

"Hey, check - ha, Alf, I made a little joke there - out that game! We're sure not talking Grand Masters here. HEY DUDE! Pawn to king four, for Crissakes!"

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 10:22 AM

I would never trust those squirrels. They're obviously scheming.

The Guy Over There
 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 10:46 AM

"See? The one scampering across the street? That's the one I've been telling you about. She'd be perfect for you!"

Laurie C
 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 10:53 AM

Christina - I love that movie and you just made it Better. w00t!!

Dara - Peter Cook rocks, doesn't he?

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 11:01 AM

one time i saw some baby skwerls spooning, true story.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 11:02 AM


Exactly what I as thinking!

"Can you imagine us years from today,
Sharing a fire escape quietly..."

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 11:31 AM

These guys look like they're huddling - plotting trouble. That spindly little arm is the best.

 |  Aug 31, 2006 at 12:09 PM

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