The Nest is creating a virtual squirrel calendar based on some of my finest sciurine photos I’ve lucked into taking over the years, and my readers are getting to select which critters make the final cut! We’re into the homestretch now, with the wild month of November up for bids this week. But first, let’s take a look at last week’s results for October…
The added vote for #5 was on behalf of Crimson Owl, who is the only one other than Rantasalot who has let me know she can’t see the poll. The addition didn’t matter in the end, because despite all of the early votes for Vampire Squirrel, the ever giddy Cheering Squirrel captured the October slot on our calendar! What do you think about that, little guy?
Now let’s see if we can make another squirrel just as deliriously happy as that guy. Here are the nominees I chose for the November squirrel based solely on the photos I took during that month. Through sheer luck, I actually managed to pick one photo from each year I’ve been taking squirrel photos, other than this year obviously since I don’t own a DeLorean. As always, in chronological order, and starting off with a face you see on my blog every Saturday…
#1. Who Me? (November 19, 2012)
#2. Peter Pumpkintail (November 8, 2013)
#3. Wet Squirrel (November 4, 2014)
#4. Standing In Leaves (November 1, 2015)
#5. Mr. Peanut (November 11, 2016)
#6. Autumn Squirrel (November 9, 2017)
#7. Wait, Is It Winter Or Fall? (November 15, 2018)
So…. how about those November squirrels? Which one do you think would look best for the year’s penultimate month? Vote below, or if you can’t see the poll below, let me know in the comments along with your choice!!!
Get your vote in before next Wednesday night the 6th! This election day, vote for something that actually matters… your favorite calendar squirrel!
the who me guy is fantabulous!!! happy halloween to you
Thank you, and I have always loved that squirrel which is why he’s my Saturday Squirrel logo…
Another toughie……but I managed to squeeze out a vote anyway! Happy Halloweeeeeenie!
Pam and Teddy
Since five squirrels currently have votes, I’ll never guess who you voted for! Darned secret elections!
Number 5 is the cutest, so he is my choice for Mr. November.
Vote, please, again for me.
I have done so, and he is very cute with his little treat!
That was a good group. Hard to pick just one…
The audience agrees given how split the vote’s been so far. Five squirrels with votes, and one on the outside is what I thought might be the favorite…
So many cuties to choose from! I like them all, but wet squirrel gets my vote. Just want to snuggle him up in a warm blanket to get dry. 🙂
That poor thing! We had cold rain yesterday, and I saw squirrels running around all over the place! You’d think they wouldn’t want to get soaked like that…
I’m going to have to go with #7, he just looks so darn cute. As if he’s actually posing for the camera. But once again it’s hard to choose, to me all squirrels are cute as hell.
I love how it looks like he’s a bit bewildered over why there’s autumn leaves AND snow in the tree at the same time!
Went with Wet Squirrel because sometimes a more real photo helps balance out a calendar’s montage on the back of the calendar. Not all photos need be charmingly coy
Way to think about the big picture there! Variety is the spice of squirrel calendars…
Mr. Peanut…where the top hat? 🎩🥜
It probably fell off somewhere in a tree chase. Along with the fashionable monocle…
Another vote you need to add to wet squirrel. (Can’t see the voting in my reader).
I will make a note to add it in the final result. Thank you!
Please add my vote for Mr. Peanut. I agree that it was a tough choice! They’re all great pics.
I can’t believe I missed last week! I’ll have to check in and see which squirrel I would have voted for. This week I went with #7. I love the way he’s looking kind of irritated like, “first this snow crap and now you pointing a camera in my face!”
I can’t believe I missed how great that photo was last year! And since I haven’t yet, I might use it for the Saturday Squirrel this week since we did get some “squint and you’ll see them” flurries all morning long yesterday!
Mr. Peanut also had me by the heartstrings.
You should be seeing fat, fluffy squirrels stuffing food in their face in your sleep now…
A tricky choice between a couple of them, but “Mr Peanut” has such a cute name! It’s neck and neck…
Funnily enough, “Standing in leaves” was one of my top choices and he has no votes at all. Maybe other people reckon he’s too similar to last month’s winner too.
That was the one I thought might be the favorite too, and how odd that it’s the only one that’s been ignored so far. I guess it’s hard to fill the shoes of Cheering Squirrel…
#5 Mr. Peanut. He has charisma! 🙂
He also has a full belly it looks like…
Full is better than hangry
This is the first time the poll didn’t show up on the version of your post that I got. 😐 Due to the eerily similar weather pattern here in Utah this year (dammit) …I’m voting for #7…”Wait! Is it Winter or Fall?”
What kind of a crappy polling service is WordPress offering us anyway? I shall add your vote to the final tally Thursday…
The squirrel in leaves is the perfect model for autumn! 😛