It just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?
You’ve probably heard that less than complimentary name applied to squirrels before, most likely by someone who doesn’t appreciate the finer points of the species like we all do. But there is certainly some truth to that epithet… after all, squirrels come from the rodent family just like rats do. One of the main things that distinguishes squirrels from other rodents are their very thickly furred and fluffy tails. Remember how sad Buster looked in my most recent comic because he didn’t have a fluffy tail like everyone else did?
Well, beneath all of that frizz, squirrels don’t look any different than Buster does. Every once in a while, I can get a good shot of a squirrel where its fuzzy caboose is much more transparent than it normally looks… and there in that picture above you can clearly see the naked little wiry tail that we so associate with the rat. You wear that cute, majestic tail oh so well, Mr. Squirrel, but sometimes, even that thick fur can’t hide the puny little wagger underneath…
That’s alright, you’re still beautiful enough to be this week’s see-through Saturday Tree R…. er, Squirrel!
Have a soft and fluffy weekend, everyone!