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 happens 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!