Fifty Ways To Appreciate A Squirrel

Yes it's old, but it's the thought that counts!

Yes it’s old, but it’s the thought that counts!

That day you’ve had marked on your calendars since….. well, I guess only 21 days now…. is finally here!  Every January 21st, people all across the world celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day by showing kindness to our bushy tailed friends who often go overlooked in a cat and dog world.  For those of us lucky to have squirrels frolicking about our neighborhoods, we are truly blessed to get to witness the entertaining antics and totally toxic cuteness that these critters bring into our lives.

So, besides bringing a fresh ear of corn out to my tree feeder, I’ve decided to celebrate this most special sciurine holiday by showing you many interesting ways you can show your appreciation to a nearby squirrel… and I’m going to do it using only previously drawn 200X200 pixel “avatars” (Like MBRS in the Ray Lewis jersey above) that I originally made for my WWTBAM message board account, and only those which feature one or more of my squirrel characters!


With apologies to Paul Simon…. here are fifty ways you can show your appreciation to a squirrel today:

1. Say it with flowers!

for you!

Happy National (Achoo!) Squirrel Appreciation Day!

2. Buy yourself some squirrel art.  Squirrels make incredible artwork…

Fine Art For Sale!

A velvet Squirrelvis should be hanging in every home.

3. Climbing and jumping through trees is hard on even the sciurine spine.  Give a squirrel a back massage!

flat squirrel

I feel better already!

4. Feed a squirrel some raisins!

Preferably not from California.

Preferably not from California.

5. Give a squirrel a high five!

Or a high four if it's one of my squirrels.

Or a high four if it’s one of my squirrels.

6. Give a squirrel “one to grow on” for its special day!

Spanking the squirrel is never nasty.

Spanking the squirrel is never nasty.

7. Ask your squirrel for a dance.

Dancing with the Squirrels.

Dancing with the Squirrels.

8. Don’t forget to brake for squirrels!

squirrel with gun

Especially in Texas.

9. Let a squirrel come in from the cold!

Baby it's cold outside!

Baby it’s cold outside!

10. A hot jacuzzi for your furry friend will really make him feel toasty warm!

Do you smell boiled acorns?

Do you smell boiled acorns?

11. Treat your squirrel to a Slurpee!

brain freeze

Squirrels… always in a hurry!

12. Encourage your squirrel to support political causes that will help improve its quality of life.

Protesters

The Million Squirrel March.

13. Lend a squirrel your lap!

They'll purr like a kitten.

They’ll purr like a kitten.

14. Challenge your squirrel to a friendly game.

Squirrels have always been at war with Eurasia.

Squirrels have always been at war with Eurasia.

15. Even squirrels like to waterski!

Eat your heart out, Tippy...

Eat your heart out, Tippy…

16. Create a special card to show you care!

Brining new meaning to Kinko's...

Brining new meaning to Kinko’s…

17. Take a squirrel sightseeing!

Happy landings!

Happy landings!

18. Allow your squirrel to use the proper facilities…

MBRS's is bigger than yours.

MBRS’s is bigger than yours.

19. And get a fresh drink of water!

Goes down easy...

Goes down easy…

20. Buy the squirrel you love a special toy!

Stimulate your squirrel's natural playfulness!

Stimulate your squirrel’s natural playfulness!

21. Let your squirrel make a fashion statement.

squirrel cheeks!

Dat furry ass…

22. Draw your squirrel a nice, hot bath.

Or perhaps that should be baaaaaaath.

Or perhaps that should be baaaaaaath.

23. Take a squirrel to the slopes!

It's all downhill from here...

It’s all downhill from here…

24. Send your squirrel on a midnight train to Georgia.

gladys knight

I’d rather live in his tree, than live without him in mine…

25. Buy some Squirrel Scout cookies!

You can't get these off the shelf!

You can’t get these off the shelf!

26. Teach a squirrel how to crochet!

Hodge and Podge make it look so easy...

Hodge and Podge make it look so easy…

27. Give a squirrel a horseback ride!

Ride ES Ride!

Feel good!

28. Paint a portrait of your squirrel.

Is that supposed to be me?

Is that supposed to be me?

29. Help a squirrel wash itself.

oil spill squirrel

Dawn helps save all kinds of wildlife.

30. Call up a squirrelfriend to extend your greetings!

Love you too, baby!

Love you too, baby!

31. Just bask in a squirrel’s amazing aura.

ES has the squirrels at his feet!

Squirrels love to have their ego stroked.

32. Serenade your furry friend with a silly squirrel love song!

I guess you'd say, what can make me feel this way?

I guess you’d say, what can make me feel this way?

33. Invite a squirrel to play with you!

How did I forget this when I did my Gemini post!?!?

How did I forget this when I did my Gemini post!?!?

34. Won’t you take a squirrel on a sea cruise?

Oooooooh-weeeee, baby!

Oooooooh-weeeee, baby!

35. Show a squirrel how to have a good time!

Naughty squirrels need love too.

Naughty squirrels need love too.

36. Debug an itchy squirrel.

Better check for crabs too.

Better check for crabs too.

37. Shower a squirrel with material possessions!

It's a bitch, squirrel.

I’d have all the money in the world, if I was a wealthy squirrel!

38. Invite a squirrel to dinner on its turf!

Who doesn't love a rooftop restaurant?

Who doesn’t love a rooftop restaurant?

39. Do not invite a squirrel to be the dinner.

Squirrels are high in fat and carbs.

Squirrels are high in fat and carbs.

40. Do a photo shoot of your favorite squirrel!

Featuring award winning writing!

Featuring award winning writing!

41. Play some music for a squirrel!  After all, it tames the savage beast…

Or.... maybe not.

Or…. maybe not.

42. Kiss a squirrel, and you’ll like it!

That's gonna go viral...

That’s gonna go viral…

43. Be a squirrel’s valentine!

Awwwwww

Awwwwww

44. Don’t be afraid to touch a squirrel!  It has well documented health benefits for both parties…

Though it may lead to one dead possum...

Though it may lead to one dead possum…

45. Let a squirrel warm your heart and soul!

The only time it's appropriate to wear real fur.

The only time it’s appropriate to wear real fur.

46. Show respect for a squirrel’s place in nature.

sandy

Or else…

47. Buy a squirrel a drink for its special day!

But make sure to check their ID first.

But make sure to check their ID first.

48. Kick the birds out of the birdbath for a day.

Scram!  It isn't National Birdshit Appreciation Day!

Scram! It isn’t National Birdshit Appreciation Day!

49. Ask a squirrel out on a date!

What did you say you slipped in this drink again?

You’re even cuter than your profile picture!

And finally…..

50. Hug a squirrel!  Because January 21st is also National Hug Day!

Guaranteed to make you feel warm inside!

Guaranteed to make you feel warm inside!

But no matter how you do it, show a squirrel some appreciation today…. and every day!

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About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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40 Responses to Fifty Ways To Appreciate A Squirrel

  1. I’m with #6… but I saw no squirrel today… probably they are in the pub :o)

  2. NotAPunkRocker says:

    The earworm set off by #34 was thankfully replaced by the one started in #40.

    Yesterday was Penguin Awareness Day. At least y’all get appreciation, penguins just want to remind everyone they are still there, waddling away…

  3. Mental Mama says:

    #20 – REALLY??? You’re kind of a pervert, ES.

  4. JackieP says:

    If I see a squirrel I will give it a hug, but I haven’t seen one in years. Groundhogs a plenty, squirrels, zero. I’m not sure they like Canada. 😦

  5. Congratulations! I KNEW you’d come through. Squirrel Scout cookies are my favorites, especially mind chocolate with acorn bits. Happy Squirrel Day!!

  6. Mint chocolate, not MIND chocolate. Or maybe I got it right the first time.

  7. merbear74 says:

    My squirrel…talkin’ about my squirrel….(my squirrel!)
    This is adorable.

  8. goldfish says:

    I tried to give a squirrel a high five, but it just left me hangin’.

  9. markbialczak says:

    Oh, happy day, ESN. May The Reeg bow at your throne. 🙂

  10. fanrosa says:

    #51. Give a squirrel the new Pitbull CD…..

    • If I hadn’t come across that avatar, I wouldn’t have remembered the squirrel scout one. I coulda made this a lot longer, but only made it halfway through my library before saying enough is enough…

      Did ES ever give you that CD back, or did Lizbit confiscate it?

  11. herdthinner says:

    52. Buy copies of Marvel’s Squirrel Girl comic!

    (Yes, there is such a character)

  12. Happy squirrel appreciation day ES! We are off to the beach for australia day weekend. It is HOT here. LOVED the squirrell toons. 😀

  13. draliman says:

    Some of those are a bit creepy. Squirrel in a thong 🙂
    I performed number 8 yesterday – on Squirrel Appreciation Day! I had to slow down while a squirrel got out of the road. Though it was a grey squirrel. Damn murdering interlopers…

  14. I saw no squirrels on Wednesday but I did think about them. Does that count?

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