Last Friday was Squirrel Appreciation Day! I know, I hadn’t heard of it, either. But any reason to have a special day in chilly January is good enough for me.
We took some peanuts on our walk to the market and left them along the fences. And for the most special part, we stopped at these small squirrel statues in front of some apartments, and we left more nuts there.
I know some people don’t like squirrels, and with reason. They chew on wires, nest in attics, and have no understanding of personal boundaries. But I’ve never had a problem with them. I’ve even re-written one of my favorite songs from Mary Poppins to honor our nutsy friends.
FEED THE SQUIRRELS
We feed the squirrels, a peanut or two
Though some folks don’t always like what they do.
Yes, we feed the squirrels,
Those fluffy- tailed squires
While overhead they run on the wires
All around our great city
They hop and they scamper
They hide behind ev-ry tree
They mate in your attic and nibble your drywall
But they always seem cheerful to me…..
So, feed the squirrels, that’s what I say
Their antics will always brighten my day
Yes, feed the squirrels, that’s what you should do,
Walnuts, or acorns, or a peanut or two.
I hope you enjoy whatever the day brings you.