This week’s SYW critter honoree is actually honoreeS… and that would be the incorrigibly cute Squirrel Children! These five little brats are always causing some kind of mischief when they appear in Shelf Critter Theatre… whether it’s breaking precious rain gauges, fucking up an awards ceremony, or killing Buster. None of them have names, except for the littlest whose name is…… Littlest. Nothing scares these sciurine brothers more than girls and the cooties they spread…
The Squirrel Children were all gifts sent to me by people I know on the Millionaire message board. The one who stands up came first in 2010 by someone who found it while reorganizing her house and thought I should have it. The other four were estate sale finds by Hottie and came a few years later. All squirrels may go to heaven, but apparently all tiny porcelain squirrels eventually find their way to The Nest…
A SYW question themed around the brats…
Fess up! What was something you did as a child that got you into BIG trouble?
Time to share our world with Melanie’s questions for this week! Halloween themed, even though in my line of work, we’re already getting ready for Easter…
Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building
Despite the retread warning, I don’t remember this question… and it must have been before I joined SYW Nation in 2019, because there’s no record of it on my blog!
I guess if I was in a dark forest, I wouldn’t want to run into a tree…. or run at all, because it’s dark and that’s dangerous.
In an abandoned building….. well, if it’s abandoned, then I shouldn’t encounter anyone, right? I’d be more likely to run into something terrifying in an occupied building…
Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?
Unlike a lot of other supernatural shit, multiple dimensions are at least theoretically possible, if not likely. Somewhere out there is an alternate reality where I didn’t start a blog and your lives were all the better for it…
Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?
Sure! Since the Mecca I work at is rumored to be built on an old Indian burial ground, I kinda go to a graveyard at night four times a week.
What is the most frightening book you’ve ever read?
Since I got out of school, anything I’ve read has been collections of tidbits (like my beloved Bathroom Readers) or short stories. That does include several of Stephen King’s short story collections, which I’d usually read in the middle of the night when I was off work. “The Mist,” which is practically a novella, stands out as one of the more frightening ones I remember… and hit home since I could envision it happening at Mecca.
If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), which would you pick out of the five choices?
I’ve had two black cats, however they managed to jinx themselves and are no longer around. I have a soft spot for wolves… since my Mom can no longer get me a squirrel calendar for Christmas, I’ve gone lazy and get the wolf calendar from Mecca each year. The rest…. nah…
But how about I go outside the box and pick this, courtesy of Barb (ghostmmnc):
What are you grateful for?
Real life horror stories from my childhood!
I fear the most to step in a dog pile in a dark forest… howly god that is sure a killer… and yes to cemeteries at night…can I take buster with me as a “bullet trap”?
Buster loves to go on adventures with anyone! Just be wary in case a zombie hand comes out of the ground and steals your bullet trap….
That cartoon flashback was perfect for HOWLOWEEN – beer pong with a spleen would be a great Halloween party game! The graveyard question brought back a memory from my Girl Scouts days – our “Camp” was by a graveyard (whoever chose that for a kids’ camp had a ghoulish sense of humor). A couple of us were selected (picked on is more like it) to go THROUGH the graveyard at night to get some buckets of water from the water pump on the OTHER side of the cemetery. Lucky me. Ahhhhh……we all have horrifying moments and all I remember is quitting the Girl Scouts shortly after this “incident” !
There should have been a scout badge for graveyard crossing. Not to mention the bravery of (gasp!) drinking water that didn’t come from a plastic bottle!
I know! Gravewater on tap…..mind boggling…..
Thanks Bill for ‘livening’ (should say ‘deadening” but that just doesn’t work) up Share Your World by sharing! A retro comic strip is the perfect Hallowe’en party decoration too! How crafty you are! I don’t mean to spring this on you unexpectedly, but this coming Monday (Nov 1st) will be a Squirrely Share Your World. Yep. With FIVE questions, including some from the most blood thirsty or carnal characters in your Nest. I’ll have to cover the children’s eyes! 😮 I agree with your thoughts on the woods and the abandoned building, and stepping in excrement (whether human or canine) would be a horrible ‘surprise’ in such a place. 🤢 “The Mist” was indeed one of King’s more creepy efforts and the film version (was it made for TV? Maybe..) gave me a fear of fog ever since. I do not go out in THE FOG. Auggghhhh! Thanks again for sharing your Sciurine (sp? aka Sciuridae per Wiki) world!
Sciurine is the adjective form of the family Sciuridae, just like canine is used for the family “Canis” or “Feline” for Felidae. I look forward to another round of Shelf Critter questions, as well as your awesome artwork you’ve been doing for them!
The best a Millionaire could afford is a little figurine????
Fun to read your answers! Thanks so much for the mention here, and yep that ‘evil looking’ squirrel decoration would work especially well here on your blog!
One thing that got me in big trouble as a kid was writing on walls. I loved doing that, but always got in trouble for it. Had to spend time crying and washing the wall every time. haha 🙂
I was a major wall drawer, I mean, I drew on everything! Either my parents didn’t care, or there were bigger issues I got in trouble for…. like harassing all of my sisters!
As always there is just too much silly and cuteness. But HEY, yes HEY. I just got a salt & pepper shaker set just like the two squirrels YOU have. The very same ones! My daughter and her boyfriend can’t make it up for Thanksgiving so I’m sending them a retro Thanksgiving table care package complete with her own squirrel shakers.
I got that squirrel pair of shakers at Mecca during harvest season about 6 or 7 years ago… I also have a fox pair, and they occasionally show up in a skit on my blog too. The gift of squirrels is a fine choice for any occasion…
I wouldn’t want to run into Buster in an abandoned building, ‘cos that would mean something quite horrific is about to happen and I wouldn’t want to be collateral damage.
Or… a little voice screaming “blood! blood! blood!” from one corner while from the other comes the soft “squeak squeak squeak” of a tiny skateboard…
And that’s why you never wander onto an abandoned shelf…
Just asking…aren’t squirrels and devious mischief kind of synonymous? Even redundant?
Show me just one thesaurus that has squirrels and mischief together!
🤣 I would if I could stop laughing.