I love watching squirrels! They are so cute, but also personable … we have a few squirrels who pay us a daily visit. I think it could have something to do with the unsalted peanuts and bird seed we put out each morning. But they are so much fun to watch, and they are smart critters, too! They somehow know that the kitties cannot get to them through the window, and they delight in tormenting the kitties! They stand on the patio table in front of the window on their hind legs and do a little squirrely happy dance, swishing their furry tail from side to side, while the kitties, sitting on the chair in the kitchen window looking out paw the window, growl and whine! The squirrels, meanwhile, just grin at the kitties!
When I came across this collection of squirrel pics over on Bored Panda, I knew I had to share them with you! I can think of no better way to cut through the stress and angst of this past week than these cuties!
From the article in Bored Panda …
Did you know Squirrel Appreciation Day is a thing? It’s celebrated every January 21st as an opportunity to learn more about the little rodents, and even if we’re far from that date, it’s always a good time to celebrate these precious balls of fur! Squirrels are pretty awesome, and their cuteness is only matched by the fact they’re quite clever and can form cognitive maps in their heads of the places they store their food.
I’ll never forget the first time I visited London, where I was amazed by the number of cute squirrels in St. James’s Park and how well they tolerated being surrounded by so many people. As naive as I was as a child, I thought the city had a secret squirrel sanctuary! When I investigated some more, I found out squirrels can be incredibly friendly to humans. They have a reputation for curiosity and get interested in what’s going on around them.
For all these reasons and more, squirrels are easy to love. And if you’re a fan of adorable animals like us, you’ll surely appreciate this gallery of squirrel pictures! So scroll down, feast your eyes, and upvote your ultimate favorites!
I hope that the squirrels made you smile this morning! I also hope you have a safe, fun and happy weekend!