06 July 2010

Small but powerful

We love them because they are cute.

cute baby animals - Tiny Springtime Friend

We love them because they are baby animals. And for many of us, we love them because they happen to be baby squirrels, just like this tiny red squirrel, anointed with the title, "Springtime Friend" by the website, The Daily Squee.

Looking at this little creature, it's hard to believe there's a world of antipathy against squirrels out there - but there is. Is there hope that it could change within this baby's lifetime? Probably not.

The world is filled with pros and cons, supporters and detractors, friends and enemies.

Let's hope this tiny red emissary of good will is seen around the globe and spreads the word that there is more good than evil in so much of nature. This baby squirrel truly is a springtime friend, even now in the summer of our lives.


Anonymous said...

My dear friends, please check out the No. 1 e-mailed story from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/06/science/06angi.html?src=me&ref=general
Surely this is fodder for your excellent blog.

squirrelmama said...

Hi Dallas, nice to see you! That very article is sitting here on the left side of my desk - complete with a most engaging illustration - and a sweet cartoon on the side that shows a squirrel "buying" a new tail after its old one was broken off. And the larger NYTimes article is a very comprehensive and wonderful read - very entertaining - and best of all, the squirrel at the start of the article doesn't get killed. Thanks for the link, though. I hope visitors to this site see the link and click on it!

Missed Periods said...

That is the cutest squirrel I have ever seen. How could anyone hate squirrels?

Anonymous said...

I came across a blog post with a squirrel in dire condition after being hit by a car. Could you possibly visit http://excessivelythoughtfulchewing.blogspot.com/2010/07/poor-squirrel.html and give Jill any advice possible on how to care for this squirrel? Thanks.

squirrelmama said...

LGS I will do that right this minute, thank you for letting me know.