Face Off

Hello, kitty! (Photo by Lynda Swink)

Hello, kitty! (Photo by Lynda Swink)

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 sqturday squirrel logoshare 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!

cat and squirrel

I appreciate you with a little worcestershire sauce!

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!


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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24 Responses to Face Off

  1. or Claus is a vegetarian like my momma and likes only salad?

  2. Lynda says:

    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!

  3. 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.

  4. markbialczak says:

    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?

  5. NotAPunkRocker says:

    It took me forever to find the squirrel in the picture. Very cute!

  6. I speak from ‘real’ experience, cats do respect a fearless squirrel.

  7. gentlestitches says:

    More evidence to support standing your ground can be beneficial (but only if run like hell isn’t an option) 😀

  8. Aw, cute! Thanks for the reminder about Squirrel Appreciation Day too.

  9. calipatti says:

    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.

  10. Ally Bean says:

    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! 😉

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