For all of the reasons people have to dislike the pest-like nature of squirrels, their one saving grace has always been the fact that they are so adorable that their cuteness can even melt the most crusty heart. Their big shiny eyes, button nose and ready smile are all wrapped up in the cutest fur coat you’ve seen…. making them nature’s model of animal beauty.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an ugly squirrel before…. though I guess if one came close to looking like he forgot to line up when Mother Nature was handing out good looks, it’s this one above I came across at the park last year. He’s kinda haggard looking… maybe an older squirrel whose best days have long since scurried off into the sunset. Or maybe he just woke up and hasn’t had a chance to tend to his appearance yet. Can we get this squirrel some makeup?
And he does look a bit melancholy laying out on that branch. Awwww…. poor little guy. I didn’t mean to pick on you and single you out for not having that classic sciurine look that practically defines cute. You may not induce a chorus of squees, but you do have a unique charm to your physical appearance that more than qualifies you to be this week’s alternatively adorable Saturday Squirrel.
Have a great weekend everyone!