Sunday, January 21, 2018

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Hello fellow doggies. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your indignant doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Despite our collective doggie objection to squirrel appreciation day, here it is again! As loyal readers will know, I am the last remaining member of the Double Doggie Homeland Security System since my esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel passed away in 2016. I still strive to keep the Evil Squirrel Cartel out of my territory. Although many humans actually like (gag) squirrels, I don't, and I keep a close eye on their activities.

Yesterday I saw alias Twinkletoes the squirrel eyeballing the birdie feeder, trying to think of a way to plunder it. 

He decided he couldn't jump up onto it, so he decided to climb up the clothes line pole.

There he sat, twitching his tail, and staring at the feeder.

I guess he didn't think walking across the clothes lines was a good idea. (Besides, if he did manage to get onto the feeder, his weight would cause the feeding ports to close. We have yet to see a squirrel take seeds out of this birdie feeder!)

I went out and chased him away before he burned out what little brains he had between his ears.


For some reason, there were hardly any squirrels around my yard today. They must be all attending the big Squirrel Appreciation Luncheon put on by the nice little pony in this video. As you can see, those squirrels don't have very good table manners!

Hey, you know what would make me appreciate squirrels? This:

In case you can't remember when squirrel appreciation day is celebrated each year, here's an article that tells you: 

Oh, and here are links to our squirrel appreciation day posts from years past:

2016 squirrel-appreciation-day

2015 squirrel-appreciation-day

2014 squirrel-appreciation-day


  1. we need to know in advance when it happens next year so we can plant mines in the yard. This will be a big advantage

  2. That video looks like our yard except we have a turtle ornament and not a pony one. Mom does put out some sunflower seeds and peanuts for the squirrels when the ground is completely frozen. On other days most of the squirrels dig out their buried nuts but there's always one out on the limb eyeing the feeder. It's set where it's too far to jump from the big branches and if they go on the closer, newer branches their weight droops them to the ground. Still fun to watch though.

    Abby Lab

  3. I bet I'd appresheate a skwerril - fried, BBQed, even raw!

  4. I'm hoping to catch my first squirrel this year. I'll show him how much I appreciate him!

  5. You work sooooo hard to keep Twinkletoes and his mates out of your garden Chester, you are a real hero!!!! I hope you are suitable rewarded with TREATS!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. You sure have your work cut out for you with chasing those squirrels Chester. Our mom says that when she was in college in West Virginia (hundreds of years ago) she had a boyfriend that brought squirrel meat from home and she tried some. She says it tastes a lot like chicken. Maybe some day you can catch one and let us know what it tastes like.

  7. Squirrel Appreciation Day??? - Pffffttt!!! It should be Squirrel Patrol Appreciation Day for all us faithful squirrel-chasing dogs!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. Oh Chester I appreciate your diligence to reminding me of this and that but OMCs....I don't appreciate squirrels who come up to my back door and put their bushy rodent tails in my face.
    MOL MOL MOL Well done on showing your appreciation
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. They are an excellent exercise program.

  10. We sure would like to catch one and get it on the BBQ! We got some sent in the mail to us TODAY from SPeedy!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. OMD...We still can't believe squirrels have their own appreciation day!!
    Jakey Arty & Rosy

  12. We chased squirrels all weekend to honor their special day. They are way to agile in our tree tops and seldom fall. Grrrr!

  13. We think there should be an Appreciation Day dedicated to US!! :)

  14. Those squirrel dudes sure work hard a their thinking to solve the seed snatching problems, BOL!