January 21 always holds a little special place in my heart… it’s NATIONAL SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY. A day set aside for those of us who’ve yet to fully appreciate the beauty and the beastliness that is the humble tree rat.
It’s not anybody here of course.
So, if you see someone out there not appreciating… let them know that it’s far, far better to appreciate every day, than to appreciate one day.
Avid readers of the strip know that Bob has many admirers. Jackie the psycho stalking chipmunk is in a class all her own. You may also know that I use my life as material for the comic strip. Jackie comes in and out of our life pretty regular… but she really never truly goes away. I’m 99% sure she lives in our garage.
Yesterday I finally caught her massacring my sunflowers. She didn’t move a whisker. It’s almost as if she was irritated I interrupted her nosh.
I’m not mad. I’m glad my crop is feeding her. I already have enough seed for next year.