Lynda, who runs the blog Life On The Farmlet, recently posted a series of unreal photos featuring her cat Claus and one brave little squirrel interacting atop a tree stump on her property. This one was by far my favorite of the bunch, and Lynda kindly allowed me to share it as this week’s Saturday Squirrel post! Most squirrels are afraid of their own tails, but this little wascally wodent braved a messy death by sharp claws to get a little face time with Claus the cat!
Claus may be giving this squirrel a pass on dinner reservations because he is either….
A. As stunned as everyone else is that this little fuzzball apparently isn’t the least bit afraid of him…
B. Has much respect for this squirrel’s lack of fear, or…
C. Perhaps Claus is just doing his part to help observe the wonderful holiday of National Squirrel Appreciation Day, which officially comes this Wednesday, January 21st, by showing some love for his new sciurine friend!
If even cats can get in on the squirrel appreciation act, then so can you! Show a local squirrel how much you appreciate his being there to
annoy entertain you next week!
Many thanks again to Lynda for letting me share this delightful picture… and be sure to check out the rest of the Claus vs. the Squirrel photos in her post linked to in the first paragraph!
Have a great weekend, and a wonderful National Squirrel Appreciation Day!
or Claus is a vegetarian like my momma and likes only salad?
LOL, that would be weird for a cat, but you never know…
I just tried to call Claus in to show him he’s been featured here on your blog site and told me to tell you:
“Thank you, but the weather has warmed, the sun is shining, and I’m busy tracking something scurrying in the leaf pile.”
Just like a cat. Perhaps I can get his attention later and show him the lovely caricature you’ve drawn of him. And, even if HE doesn’t appreciate it I certainly do! 😀
I wouldn’t want to distract Claus from playing with his new friend!
Funny thing about that drawing… I drew it with a different cat in mind 3 years ago… but one that, once I used it for this post, realized looked exactly like Claus! Which made it more perfect than I’d realized!
Run fast, little squirrel! A cat almost got me a few weeks back. It was terrifying. I ran to an fro, and the cat followed! I finally got away and darted up a telephone pole where I sat and scolded the cat for a good 10 minutes.
That’s the way to show that cat who’s boss! Throwing a few random objects his way might dissuade him from trying that again…
I love the premise and the cat is cute as a button, Lynda and Bill, but for the life of me I cannot pick out the squirrel in the photo. Where’s Waldo?
He is to the right on the edge of the trunk, just above the fence rail, and behind the tangle of vines, Mark. If that doesn’t help you can enlarge the photo in the carousel on my post. 🙂
I’ll look for Waldo again. If the dang squirrel were wearing the red and white striped sweater it would be so much easier, Lynda.
I see him now, Lynda. He’s one skinny-butt squirrel. I love your cat for being so patient. 🙂
Ha! This squirrel may be brave… but he hasn’t quite abandoned the art of camouflage…. just in case! Wearing a Waldo shirt might make our furball an easy target….
I can’t wait for you to draw a squirrel in a Waldo sweater, Bill. Gotta happen when you get some time. Just think of the title possibilities.
It took me forever to find the squirrel in the picture. Very cute!
The newest activity at The Nest…. Squirrel Seek and Find! I should contact Highlights For Children….
I speak from ‘real’ experience, cats do respect a fearless squirrel.
Respect trumps the food chain! They don’t teach you this in biology class…
More evidence to support standing your ground can be beneficial (but only if run like hell isn’t an option) 😀
Yes… there’s a fine line between bravery and stupidity! That squirrel may have just crossed it…
Aw, cute! Thanks for the reminder about Squirrel Appreciation Day too.
No problem! I aim to serve the squirrel loving public!
I do not have tree squirrels only ground squirrels which have been strangely absent for a few months.
Maybe the recent rains flooded them out. Their holes look abandoned.
Maybe you should get them some tiny life jackets…. they’d look adorable!
Amazing! And now with that happy thought in mind, I must start preparations for our National Squirrel Appreciation Day celebrations. You know how hectic this time of year can be! 😉