The Quicker Chewer Upper

I'm just doing origami.  Yeah, I'm making an origami possum!

I’m just doing origami. Yeah, I’m making an origami possum!

sqturday squirrel logoIf you have a dog, you know that they have a tendency to chew on pretty much anything that doesn’t start chewing on them first.  Like their canine frenemies, squirrels are also avid chewers to help maintain their oral health.  A squirrel’s incisors never stop growing, and chewing is the only way for them to keep their teeth a manageable size.  So along with their usual hard-cased delicacies like corn and acorns, you will also occasionally see squirrels chewing on sticks and tree bark.  And if all else fails, perhaps other things that are lying around…

I don't think he's just wiping the grease off his teeth.

I don’t think he’s just wiping the grease off his teeth.

I caught this week’s Saturday Squirrel at the park last Monday chewing on, of all things, a discarded napkin!  Apparently, some park patrons can’t read the message on the garbage cans that say “Help keep our park clean!” so this squirrel just helped himself to the litter.  One person’s trash is another squirrel’s teething ring.  I just think it might be a good idea to inspect the napkin for any “contaminants” before putting it in your mouth, you know…

Oh, dear.  Don't ask, don't tell...

Oh, dear. Don’t ask, don’t tell…

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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35 Responses to The Quicker Chewer Upper

  1. Oh I do that too… that means I’m a squirrel, right ? …and I have to chase myself :o)

  2. What a lovely Saturday squirrel!

  3. PigLove says:

    Snorts – if it doesn’t run from us, we chew it. Snorts – XOXO – Bacon

  4. draliman says:

    Cute little fellow! I expect that’s ketchup on the napkin.

    • It’s possible…. I did get a closer look at the napkin once the squirrel discarded it, but didn’t want to make too careful an examination of what those red stains were. I actually think it may have been fruit juice.

  5. JackieP says:

    I do hope that’s ketchup! LOL

  6. reocochran says:

    Very easily my funniest picture to see today and such silly thoughts. I like your comments, too.

  7. markbialczak says:

    Silly squirrel Saturday, Bill. Don’t eat that one, guy.

  8. Odd you should write about this right now. Bonnie just stole my napkin. Again. She loves chewing them up and spreading the scraps all over the rug. It’s her thing. I don’t THINK she’s a squirrel, but I could be wrong about that.

    • I think spreading the scraps is an entirely canine trait, though it is sometimes found in little children as well. I think squirrels are just chewers and abandoners, while dogs enjoy showing off their handiwork all over the place!

  9. pishnguyen says:

    I’m sure it’s lipstick. Yeah … lipstick. I’m totally going with that. o.o

    One of my dogs chews on the scissors, if we forget to put them up where he can’t reach them. The scissors! Doofus dog. -.-“

  10. Trisha says:

    What a cute Saturday Squirrel! I do wonder what they’re thinking when chewing on random stuff. The tree bark and such make sense but napkins? And my lawn furniture? Why?

  11. I have a dog that rends paper including tissues or anything really ewww!
    Cute squirrel though. 😀

    • When you have a dog living in a house with five females, sometimes the napkins being chewed on are sanitary. There is nothing funnier than watching a dog chew up a tampoon! 😉

  12. Mental Mama says:

    Damn treerats are chewing on my flowers again…

  13. elmediat says:

    They really like lawn chair cushion stuffing when they are in nesting mode – as we were reminded of again this year. 😀

    • Ha! That reminds me of this search term that showed up on my stats page sometime last year that led someone to my blog via a search engine:

      “how to get rid of squirrels eating cushions”

      My snarky response to it in my year-end search term awards post: “Um….. get rid of the cushions? Remove the food source, and you remove the pest.” 😉

  14. You’d think with all the nuts they eat they’d not need extra chewing materials!!

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