Twu Luv

Awww, Ralph!  Your back is so soft and fluffy...

Awww, Ralph! Your back is so soft and fluffy…

For the most part, squirrels live a life of isolation.  They rarely nest together, refuse to share their food with each other, and generally like to chase other squirrels away from sqturday squirrel logotheir tree.  They are nature’s curmudgeons who would rather rudely tell your children to get off his limb!

But even squirrels have their moments.

There is a crossbar on the utility pole in my backyard that serves as a nice resting perch for my squirrels as they scurry back and forth from the ground to the network of wires above.  I’ve gotten some nice pictures of squirrels taking a time out there before, and thought I had another one when I prepared to take this picture.  But as I zoomed the camera in, I noticed much to my delight that it wasn’t just one squirrel lying there taking a breather, but TWO squirrels cuddling up with each other!  My little guys know how to get into the Saturday Squirrel spotlight!


I hope nobody’s watching us!

Generally, any photo I have of two squirrels interacting with each other involves blurry high speed chases through the tree.  I had never seen a pair of sciurines sharing a non-mating tender moment together out in the open before!  I just wish I’d been on the other side of them so I could have gotten both of their faces in the shot.

You make a nice pillow, Ralph.

You make a nice pillow, Ralph.

I just had to try to get a picture of this adorable scene from the great outdoors… which I knew would be nearly impossible since my squirrels are so easy to spook.  But I did get one photo of them together in the sunlight before they spotted me…

You know, I really hate voyeurs.

You know, I really hate voyeurs.

Uh oh!  Gotta run, Ralph!  Same time, same place tomorrow?

Uh oh! Gotta run, Ralph! Same time, same place tomorrow?

Hey darling!  Wait for me.... um, who tied my tail to this bar!?!?

Hey darling! Wait for me…. um, who tied my tail to this bar!?!?

Have a great weekend with your favorite squirrel, everyone!


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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33 Responses to Twu Luv

  1. Mental Mama says:

    That’s an awful lot of cute packed into one post there, ES. 😉

  2. gentlestitches says:

    Such cute pics and nice to see them getting along and being friends. 🙂

  3. merbear74 says:

    Aw! I have some more Nutty pics…she is a girl and has two babies! I will email them to you soon.

  4. Do you think the other squirrels tease them about their relationship? Call them names? Like those nasty reindeer and poor old Rudolph of the shining nose fame?

  5. they really enjoyed it, the “O” the guy formed with his tail (in#18) says all :o)

  6. Soooooooo cute.
    I had no idea they were loners. But they’re definitely not introverts.

    • No, they really come out of their shells… um, tails outside the nest.

      While they are loners, squirrels can become social animals under the right conditions. Obviously, these two squirrels were cold and needed each others’ warmth! 🙂

  7. Ally Bean says:

    Love these photos– especially Ralph, the pillow. We have squirrels all over our property but I’ve never seen them together like this. Now I wonder what’s really going on up there in those trees that the squirrels are not letting me see.

  8. markbialczak says:

    Then how come I had to chase a half-dozen from nesting together after they chewed out the screen to my back porch one winter, ESN?

  9. 1jaded1 says:

    So cute. Maybe it is the afterglow and you will be seeing babies, as well.

  10. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Poor bottom squirrel probably has a crick in its neck now.

  11. Awww….. thanks for sharing.

  12. Brim full of asher should change the lyrics to “everybody needs a squirrel for a pillow”.

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