Aside from cats, I would have to say that my favorite furry animal is the squirrel. I just love them. I think its a combination of the fluffy tail, the way they sit up to eat a nut or listen to the sounds around them, and their just darn adorable faces! The squirrel is the unofficial mascot of the school I work at, which is just perfect. They are all over the campus and every day I wish I had some nuts in my pocket so I could feed them on my way to and from my car.
Yeah, one day I'm going to be the old lady sitting on the park bench with a pocket full of nuts feeding the squirrels. I would really have one for a pet if I could. We have a nut tree right next to our front porch, and every year when it blooms the squirrels go crazy over those things. This year, there was one squirrel that I swear ate every single nut off of that tree, leaving the shells scattered all over our porch. After he was done, I caught him laying on the porch rail, his legs splayed out on either side...it was one of the cutest things I have ever seen. I think he was drunk or high...whatever an OD on nuts does to a squirrel, he had a bad case.
Etsy has a huge assortment of adorable squirrel stuff...here are a few of my faves--->
squirrely sprinkle print
cute squirrel pendant
acorn earrings - in honor of my porch buddy
adorable greeting card
squirrel pocket mirror - so stinking cute!!
I could go on forever with the adorable squirrel stuff on Etsy!
If you are a squirrel hater...please reconsider...they are one of God's creatures and just want to be your friend! ;)