Never Stop Improving

How convenient that this lazy ass never rakes the lawn...

How convenient that this lazy ass never rakes the lawn…

As you might have deduced from the name of this blog, squirrels build nests in the trees sqturday squirrel logothey live in.  Since they don’t have money to shop at The Home Depot for building materials, nor can they hire a licensed contractor to build their dream nest, squirrels are totally on their own when it comes to constructing their cozy little slice of heaven and just about any old materials they find lying around will do for the job.  A couple weeks ago, I caught one of my front yard squirrels collecting insulation for the nest he has in the split of that tree, and was lucky enough to get a few pictures of him for this week’s Saturday Squirrel.

I hope the missus likes the color of this wallpaper...

I hope the missus likes the color of this wallpaper…

The squirrel would scavenge my yard for dead leaves and small twigs.  Despite a wide selection to choose from, he was very selective about what dead brush he’d pick up and take back to the job site…

I do hope these weren't previously wiping leaves.

I do hope these weren’t previously wiping leaves.

When he was finally satisfied with the quality of the building materials he selected, he would scamper up the tree, do some quick installation, and come back down for the next load…

I should've opted for the free home delivery...

I should’ve opted for the free home delivery…

As fun as it is to watch the squirrels collect their nuts in the Fall, it is just as interesting to watch them build their nests in the Spring.  And given the blast of cold rain we’ve been getting for the past 24 hours, this squirrel is probably very glad to have made his nest just a bit warmer and cozier….

Enjoy your weekend, whether it’s inside or outside of the nest!

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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9 Responses to Never Stop Improving

  1. merbear74 says:

    I picture you out there taking pictures, saying, ” That’s right, work it work it.” 😉

  2. gentlestitches says:

    He is so sweet and clever. Does he live with other Squirrels or by himself.

  3. pishnguyen says:

    He’s so cute and industrious, busily building up his new nest! I hope it is warm and cozy for him and (perhaps) his squirrel family, too. 🙂

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