January 30, 2009

"When you walk into my house, you've just walked into a squirrel cage."

"And they bite like you would never believe."

26 comments:

Bob said...

You've made a lot of squirrel postings along the way. I didn't see the post where we all got to talking about shooting squirrels and making them into wraps, though.

Meade said...

I can't bear to read it. Let me guess -- someone ill-advisedly braked.

AllenS said...

Squeaky never gets to do anything alone. That's why the little squirrel never got knocked up like other squirrels in the neighborhood. [See earlier thread]

Ann Althouse said...

Bob, it's here.

Ann Althouse said...

Meade, no, the dog brought it in.

Ann Althouse said...

Good reason not to have a dog.

traditionalguy said...

We need to start a Free Squeaky movement. No one should hold a wild animal against its will. Maybe an Executive Order from our non-threatening Messiah/President will be all that's needed.If not, then we need a 1,000 squirrel march in Central Park to raise a public outcry.

Bissage said...

I think it’s pretty cool that Ms. Saites has a pet squirrel like that.

But I could never do it, myself.

I’d go nuts wondering whether I love the squirrel only because it infected my brain with bacteria, viruses and especially worms.

Unless, of course, the infection knocks out the part of the brain that wonders about things like that.

Original George said...

If newspapers would front-page stories like this, they would not be going out of business.

AllenS said...

If Carrie Saites had been a man, he would probably have to sleep with an athletic cup on for protection. The squirrel might think, walnuts, mmmmmmmm.

Christy said...

Did she have the squirrel spayed? And do they caterwaul in heat?

bearbee said...

Nice.

Ron said...

It might be amusing to have an Althouse meta-post about all the squirrel posts around here; maybe even a history of them. "Squizm: The Evolution."

k*thy said...

I'm sure Carrie's a very nice girl, but that thing really (Really?) needs to be outside.

Simon Kenton said...

Check that picture: Ms Saites has an extraordinarily well-developed dextral sternocleido mastoideus. Mere coincidence?

froggyprager said...

Gatorade? Panera? I hope this story doesn't make others try to adopt squirrels. Despite the down sides she mentions, he does make it look pretty appealing and Squeaky is pretty cute.

paul a'barge said...

Where is the part in the article about being bit?

I did a search and it's not there.

wtf?

Palladian said...

What do you want to bet that when the reporters aren't around she lets Squeaky crawl inside her mouth?

Palladian said...

Women have been squirrel keepers for a long time...

Michael H said...

My first reaction: "I'll bet Ms. Saites has had dating issues at some point in her life."

My second reaction: "Good Lord! Don't let Nancy Pelosi hear about this or she'll add another humpty-million dollars for squirrel care programs to the Porkulus Bill!"

chuck b. said...

"A typical day in Squeaky's life is very similar to that of a child's, Saites says. She wakes up and wants breakfast, plays for three or four hours, takes a nap and wakes up and wants lunch. At about 8 p.m., when Saites is ready to wind down her day in front of the TV or over a magazine, Squeaky runs over and lays on Saites' chest."


And where does Squeaky make pee-pee? Where does Squeaky pinch a loaf?

Ann Althouse said...

Paul, the parts I'm quoting are all in the video at the link.

Palladian said...

"And where does Squeaky make pee-pee? Where does Squeaky pinch a loaf?"

Those aren't raisins in the oatmeal!

Michael H said...

She should have a moose, I'm thinking.

rhhardin said...

Squirrels are pretty high-strung. A chipmunk is much better.

blake said...

I picked the wrong time to have a nuts & raisins snack.