Sunday, September 18, 2005

Eastside Squirrels

We have two squirrels who have run the place since we've lived here. Like most squirrels, they are cute and a little scary. John and I named the skinny one Nutboy Slim and the "huskier" one, R Tuffy. "R" is for rodent. We just call him Tuffy. We decided against more disneyfied names for the following reasons:

A. We live on the Eastside of Indy, and names like "Pete" or "Fuzzy" sounded a little too Northside.
B. These squirrels are not shy. Life doesn't happen to them. They make it happen. They KNOW what they want and aren't afraid to go for it even when you're standing right next to it (Tuffy usually goes for it first, which may be why he is a little "huskier."
C. Everything else in the yard-- birds, bugs, recently planted seeds, even cats, are afraid of them.

But in the end, they are just squirrels trying to get a nut (an extra acorn to whomever can name the song reference in that last sentence).

I'll try to get some pictures, because despite their tough exteriors, they are still pretty sweet.


2 Comments:

Anonymous David said...

I get an acorn, I get an acorn...

The song is Gonna Make you Sweat from C and C Music Factory.

So there.!

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Sally said...

I can't remember the name of the song, but it was Orange Juice Jones that sang it. It was about a cheating woman who got busted by her man.

1:13 PM  

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