It's Squirrel Appreciation Day!  (I demand a stat holiday!)

It's that time of year again when our little furry friends are thought of in all their squirrelly ways. That's right, you may think to yourself: "What good are squirrels anyways?" or "What's the point appreciating squirrels?"
These are all valid questions, and incredibly offensive to the squirrel loving peoples of Canada, the USA, parts of Scotland, the rest of the UK... and that guy in Russia who tried to train squirrels for the circus!

Well I'm here to tell you that there are plenty of good arguments to appreciate squirrels, and here's a quick list of fun squirrel facts:

1. You've never had to wipe squirrel crap from your shoe. 
-What you may not know if that squirrels actually have a sophisticated plumbing system within large oak trees that allows them to be incredibly sanitary.

2. When lightning strikes a tree it often causes entire squirrel populations to lose their homes.
-What you might not be aware of is that this is how we get Black Squirrels!

3. Squirrels are very picky eaters; unlike raccoons who will pick through your trash and make huge messes.
-Interestingly squirrels were once a scavenger species. This was of course eradicated when Gordon Ramsey spent 3 months in the Scandinavian Highlands where he learned to speak squirrel and changed the course of history. (Since that time squirrels refuse to eat anything that hasn't been yelled at in a faint Scottish accent.

These facts are incredible (and mostly, completely made-up), to find out more about this incredible opportunity to appreciate squirrels please visit the eHow artical explaining how you can take part in this international celebratory day of cheer!  

Cheers to our furry rodent overlords who we are eternally grateful for the privilege of being able to use their planet!


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