It’s a fact of life, we all have a lot of stuff, and not a whole lot of room to keep it. When our stuff gets in the way, we find all kinds of nooks and crannies to keep it in. Small stuff and miscellaneous gadgetry can go in the junk drawer we all have in the kitchen. All those clothes we’re never going to wear, but keep around because you never know when leisure suits might come back in style, can be tossed asunder inside a moth infested closet (or wardrobes, for some of you). You might have a spare bedroom now that your 37 year old child has finally moved out…. hey, let’s unclutter the house and move it all in there! For the really big stuff, there’s backyard sheds…. and really, garages weren’t meant to actually provide shelter for your car…. move everything else in there and let the birds crap on the car under your oak tree! And if you’re a world class hoarder, there’s probably no fewer than fifteen storage facilities nearby who’d be more than happy to charge you a monthly fee to keep all the stuff you have no use for anymore!
Squirrels are notorious scatter hoarders, so no doubt they have all kinds of caches full of the things they treasure all over their territory. This squirrel’s digging around for something he needs inside his tree shed in the photo above. If he’s like most people, he’ll find all kinds of things he was looking for months ago, but not that particular nut he was actually seeking out. But he’ll keep turning that stash over until he finds it, because it’s always in the last place you look. This week’s Saturday Squirrel will win the storage wars…
Have a great weekend everyone!
I remember that George Carlin “ode to stuff”…..so funny. Yep we all have stuff and why not squirrels – they must find a lot of interesting stuff on the grass that people lose or toss and a hollow tree is a perfect closet, although it doesn’t have a door so other squirrels may “help themselves” !
Yeah, it’s definitely a communal closet. But you’re right that squirrels must find all that good stuff laying around! I’ve collected enough of it over the years, and it’s still cluttering everything up.
Carlin was a hoot and his stuff is still funny. I found one of our squirrels drinking from our bird bath yesterday and the water was hot from being in the sun – I went out and replaced it.
You’ll have to throw some ice cubes in that thing!
Yep, squirrels tend to squirrel their stuff away for another day!
Carlin was always a favorite of mine. So funny! 🙂
Don’t ever want to lose any of that good stuff!
*snicker* The thing you are searching for IS always in the last place you look. BWAHAHHA!! George had it goin’ on, although I did notice that his routines got a lot darker as he aged. I guess cynicism comes to everyone.
I rarely even watch any Carlin from the mid 90’s on. His 70’s and early 80’s stuff was so fucking clever… and even the late 80’s/early 90’s stuff was more ranty…. but what I noticed about him that stands out so much now is that he played no favorites. No matter your political leanings, he carved up all of your sacred cows, and did it brilliantly…
Thanks for the George Carlin stuff!
One of Carlin’s better riffs. Thanks for the smile and squirrel bum shot.
Poor squirrel won’t be able to cash in on his Saturday Squirrel fame. But at least everyone will recognize that bum…
Squirrels are the original hoarders. They just spread it out better than we do….
Yeah, and still probably have a better chance of finding their stuff than we do…
I cleaned out my ONE “kitchen” (or whatever) closet the other day and it was absolutely AMAZING how much stuff that I have long since replaced (“Where did my other box cutter go? Why isn’t it on the shelf where I’m SURE I put it?”) is there. Along with appliances I bought and will never use because they don’t work the way they are supposed to or I just plain hate them — or they take a week to clean. At least I found that package of vacuum cleaner bags (I KNEW it was in there, somewhere) and about a thousand lightbulbs donated by the electric company to replace the other lightbulbs they donated before but which became outdated before I ever got to use them. And still, there is no room in there. No matter HOW much I remove, there never any room. This must be a human genetic flaw. We probably had spare storage caves for all that extra stuff.
I hate throwing stuff out, even if I know I’ll never use it again. Because, as it turns out, you just might end up using it again!
There’s no edible “stuff” here. The dogs get to it before I have a chance.
Let them deal with the rattlesnakes, then…
I bet squirrels are brilliant at finding their horded stuff. I bet they could hire themselves out to humans desperate to find that one kitchen gadget last seen in 1972.
That’s because they’ve probably taken most of the human stuff themselves. Quite a racket they got going on…
That George Carlin bit is one of my all-time favourites! The squirrels here have been hoarding all the peanuts I put out for them!
I guess when your food doesn’t spoil, you can store it wherever you want for however long!