In honor of my, now 201, followers, the Animal of the Day will be one of my favorite animals: the squirrel. And this isn't just any ol' squirrel. This is Squirrellee.
I used to have a squirrel and bird feeder right outside where families of bluejays, cardinals, finches, sparrows, and squirrels would come to hang out and get their eat on. I always noticed this one little squirrel, with a piece missing out of its right ear (probably from a fight with another squirrel). For months this squirrel kept coming back to jump into the bird feeder and eat as much as it could. One day, while sitting outside, I noticed this squirrel started making its way down the tree towards the feeder. It noticed me, but kept coming anyway. Over the next couple of weeks it learned to trust me and would eat out of my hand and even let me pet it. I then named her Squirrellee, and she was my friend.
It's been a long time since I've seen Squirrellee. She's either dead now or moved on to find a nicer vegetarian guy to feed her. Either way, she was awesome - just like all of you.