Friday Fun…It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day

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Friday Fun…It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day

Yes, they’re rodents but they’re so darn cute!!!

When my uncle retired as an architect, he had fun doing two things…growing his roses and feeding his squirrels. 



In Florida, we had squirrels that would come to see us as soon as we opened our garage door, or when Larry was in the driveway working on a car. 


When we drive up after our morning walk, one is usually on the fence waiting for his morning treat.  If we forget about them, they are at the window begging for their peanut.



Some are shy. I can tell that they want to take a peanut from me but they don’t want to get too close. That’s ok. They need to be cautious. 


There is one who came up to me when I was outside on the phone with Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  during her radio program. Thankfully, I had a peanut in my back pocket.


If you’ve been outdoors and heard an odd screeching that could have been a squirrel warning others of a predator in the area. They also make a soft barking sound. Ears don't know what you'll hear!!



You can learn some lessons by observing squirrels. For example, I’ve watched a squirrel come to me for a peanut and run away to bury it. He may do this 3 or 4 times before he returns to eat a peanut that he takes from me.  Perhaps that is where we get the term squirreling it away. 


It’s winter now so please don’t forget to feed our wonderful animals who live outdoors, and this includes our furry squirrels!!!


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Comments (29)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have a friend in Los Angeles who has squirrels on his patio, and they even visits him inside.  In Minnesota we had a huge walnut tree and they would drop walnuts on our dog who would be waiting under the tree to catch one...they had plenty of food.  A

Jan 21, 2022 07:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Eastern Gray Squirrel, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Jan 21, 2022 07:30 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I just bought corn for our "squirrel gym" last night Kathy Streib . We have a real abundance of them in our neighborhood.


Jan 21, 2022 07:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Moring Kathy, I had two chasing each other around one of my trees at 730 this morning .  I never put of corn cobs for them, I guess I should


Jan 21, 2022 08:55 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My neighborhood squirrels are well aware of this holiday. The celebration is ongoing 🙂

Jan 21, 2022 11:50 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

We never see squirrels in my neighborhood.  Our pest control guy just today said they are there, but just don't come out much when people are around.  What a cool video of squirrel sounds.  I never knew this - how interesting!  I'll be listening now!

Jan 21, 2022 02:53 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I know a few squirrely people, does this appreciation day apply to them as well.🤣

Jan 21, 2022 03:38 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Just as I come on to comment and then George Souto  has to start telling you all about me. Really!

Jan 21, 2022 05:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker very aware of that!!!  But they're so darn cute. 

Wayne Martin did you feed it????

Carol Williams we enjoy watching them jump from tree to tree!!!

Jan 21, 2022 05:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog hope you have a great weekend. 

Norma J. Elkins We have grey squirrels here...some red ones but I don't see many of them. 

Jan 21, 2022 05:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Michael Jacobs Mini-me got one to take a peanut from her and she was thrilled!!!

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD the pine cones are funny!!!   One of our squirrels will sit in one of our window feeders. We laughed so hard when one tried to climb up the pole to the bird feeder and was stopped by the baffle we have on it. 

Jan 21, 2022 05:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat Glad you like the GIF. It was hard trying to catch a video and hold the peanut out as well. And thank you for the feature in your group. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel that is so funny with the squirrel dropping walnuts down at the dog. 

Jan 21, 2022 05:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley wow, it is interesting how different squirrels look in different regions. 

Bob "RealMan" Timm we used to buy dried corn cobs for the squirrels but they were going through them like water. 

Jan 21, 2022 05:30 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Yes they do Kathy Streib and the bulk of the kernels lay on the ground under the feeder.

Jan 21, 2022 05:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Will Hamm when the big oak trees are dropping acorns, the squirrels love it. We keep around raw unsalted peanuts. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS did you give them any treats??

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker once you learn to recognize them, you'll hear them!!!  They will often freeze as well. They're warning others. 

Jan 21, 2022 05:36 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

The raccoons (nocturnal) always beat them to treats, even during the day Kathy 🙂

Jan 21, 2022 09:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto only if they like or are nuts!!!

Ed Silva that's too funny!!! You two are a pair!!!!

Jan 21, 2022 05:38 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

My parents loved squirrels and would feed them and when they forgot the little devils broke into the house because they saw where they kept the nuts:)) Endre

Jan 21, 2022 10:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s.: I love the little devils they eat the sweet oranges... I can tell which tree has the ripe fruit because that is where they hang out:))Endre

Jan 21, 2022 10:16 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

It is a shame they can be so destructive because they are sure cute.

Jan 22, 2022 02:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


They sure are cute and inquisitive. What a fun post.

We have ground squirrels in our area and while they are cute as well they can create all kinds of damage to garden plans, and they dig holes everywhere!


Jan 23, 2022 02:36 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

They are fun to watch. I wasn't too happy with them though when I had a bird feeder and they kept getting all the food before the birds could get to it.

I remember the first time I saw black squirrels. I had no idea they existed and it was so exciting!

Jan 24, 2022 03:33 PM