Et Tu Brute?

Some poor squirrel's about to become Caesar salad...

Some poor squirrel’s about to become Caesar salad…

Beware the Ides of March!

As made famous by William Shakespeare’s play, Roman emperor Julius Caesar was attacked and killed by a group of Senate conspirators on March 15, 44 BC.  March 15 sqturday squirrel logohappens to be the Ides of March… but did you know that the ides occur in all 12 months?  In fact, all “ides” really means is the date approximating the middle of the month.  In the old Roman calendar, the months of March, May, July and October had 31 days… and thus the Ides was declared to be the 15th day of those months.  For the rest of the months, the Ides occurred on the 13th.

I took the photo above just a few days ago… and I swear the only thing I altered in Photoshop was the addition on the dagger!  The expression, and even the paw looking like it might be grasping onto something is 100% real!  As is that poor squirrel who is about to get backstabbed by that mangy conspirator!  Hopefully these two are just acting out that infamous Shakespearian scene in a blatant attempt to be this week’s Saturday Squirrels!

Have a great weekend everyone…. and watch your back!

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About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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19 Responses to Et Tu Brute?

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Oh wow, that really is a squirrel you don’t want to mess with. Great picture!

  2. The Cutter says:

    It’s likely revenge for a widespread campaign of slander

  3. 1jaded1 says:

    Such a fitting picture! Yesterday was pi day and today we have salad!

  4. ksbeth says:

    i love this so much

  5. merbear74 says:

    I like how sunny it is outside…perfect for some squirrel kabobs.

  6. You see? I learned something. I knew there were “ides” in every month, but I thought they were always on the 15th. Thank you 🙂

    • I remember when I found out about that fact I was a little crushed. Why couldn’t they all be the 13th? And I could’ve said I was born on the Ides of July had that month not been one of the exceptions….

  7. acuriousgal says:

    En Garde, my friend!!!! 😂😂🙋

  8. Shane and I both loved it! I didn’t realize the Ides meant the middle and therefore all months have them either. 🙂 My critters read this first and now I know why they were pricking their ears up.

  9. draliman says:

    Aww, doesn’t he look cute with his little dagger and murder in his eyes 🙂

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