What? National Squirrel Appreciation Day? Is this some kind of sick joke? Yesterday I found out January 21 is a day to celebrate squirrels! Who decided to celebrate these evil tree rats who terrorize dogs, day in and day out, 365 days a year? Oh my, the world has gone nuts! Save canine sanity, and stop this ridiculous day!
I don’t know how it is in your life, but in mine, every day is a fight with the squirrels. These evil creatures, with their big fluffy, foofy tails seem to think they rule the world. They get their thrills out of terrorizing dogs. Believe me! Catching a squirrel is on my bucket list!
To honor this absolutely, insane day, I decided to step up my war game on squirrels. I pawed my way into the local library, and grabbed a couple books to help me devise a plan to catch these creatures. The first book I am reading is just called, Squirrels. It is all about the life and habits of these tree rats. On crime TV, the perps always study their victims, so I’m trying that tactic on for size.
Hopefully this book will give me some answers to questions my sisters and I have about the varmints. Bailie wonders, for example, why they sit in the tree above her, and yell non stop. “Kuk, kuk, kuk.” How insane is that for a behavior? We can’t make head nor tail out of their silly language.
I wrote a letter to the squirrels of the world last year. Do you think they paid any attention to my request to leave us dogs alone? No, they did not! Because they simply don’t care, I’m also reading how to be smarter than squirrels. Knowledge is power from what I hear. I’m one determined hound in the case of squirrels.
Hopefully my study of squirrels will help me capture a few. I’m so tired of looking like a fool wrapped around a tree because of the tree rats teasing me. Even on vacation, these pests won’t leave me alone! I have no use for squirrel appreciation, and find it an insult to the entire canine world to have such a day forced onto the calendar. Save canine sanity! Stop National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Do you agree, or are you a squirrel rights advocate?
I think I will buy that book too… I never saw a squirrel so maybe I can learn something furst before I chase it ;O)))
I only saw a couple until I moved to the USA. They are all over here and it is really frustrating!
We always appreciate our squirrels but the ferals are not sure since the squirrels always outsmart them!
I bet they steal the feral’s food, just like they steal bird food. Naughty, mean creatures.
Yes , yes we agree Miss Emma! I’m always telling mom that squirrels are evils!!
They are just pests we don’t have a need for in this world.
Mary Hone says
Best of luck Emma, I’m sure every dog everywhere is rooting for you!
Something has to be done before they completely overtake the world!
Ellen Shedlarz says
I agree! We hate squirrels. ( sorry about the Vikings)
Squirrels are useless, mean, pests that need to be taken care of! The Vikings…great season, but after their TD, they seem to have left the game. Very disappointing.
Jan K says
Oh boy, that is just crazy! Luke is with you, Emma, and he’s going to do some extra squirrel patrols today! (sorry about the Vikings also)
Squirrels are just so mean to us dogs. It is not fair. We may need to team up with cats because of the tree climbing. The Vikings, so disappointing. I think they ran out of steam or something. They just were not present after they scored.
Jodi Stone says
Now that all the leaves are down from the trees, you can see all their nests! I was trying to figure out how to get rid of them. It’s not just dogs they annoy, have you ever been in the car and had one play a game of chicken with you? Grrr!
I don’t think I know anyone who really loves squirrels. They are plain irritating to all living beings.
Karen Meldrum says
Oh MY, Emma, how frightful – unless it is “open season” day? Those rascals get us in trouble all the time with the neighbors because we HAVE TO bark and the neighbors do not understand. Elbe & Chablis
We don’t bark, but we pull and lunge and Bailie sometimes yelps. They are so mean to dogs.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
You all really need to visit Charleston, we’re the squirrel capital of the world! (at least that’s what I believe!)
Oh no! We have one on every corner and a million in between. I think they multiply more than wabbits!
Sparkle the PBGV says
That is just plain NUTS to have a squirrel day! Those tree rodents get into our bird feeders and chatter at us from above – just taunting us! What kind of rodent day will they think of next? GRRRRRRR XOXO, Sparkle
I’d love to know what human thought of the idea! Some crazy person I guess.
M. K. Clinton says
We have both caught squirrels but it has not even made a dent in our yard. Pierre is constantly chasing them and does appreciate the adventure.
I think it has to be an all out war including some cats to keep the rats from getting into the trees for safety. Wabbits are much easier to catch. We have made a small dent in the wabbits in our immediate area.
Kinley Westie says
Skwerrils should have rights. Da right to be deaded.
They are all simply nasty and deserve to be caught.
We just don’t understand WHY squirrels need to be appreciated for anything except snacking!
Jakey, Arty & Rosy
I was in total shock to hear we have a day set aside to appreciate them. No appreciation here.
Knotty Toys for Good Dogs says
Where do I sign.
3 bum swings! 3 more!?
It used to be that the cat would take care of all the SQUIRRELS. We would never see them.
Now the cats are inside cats & the SQUIRRELS are out of control!
They have taken over the outer yard.
It doesn’t help that huMom feeds them. She says she is feeding the birds but let’s be honest. I’ve heard her talking to them.
National Squirrel Appreciation Day, please.
I think birds would help us dogs eradicate the squirrels too because all the bird food gets stolen!