Countdown to Nov. 21: This Is Nuts!!

Somedays I wonder what I am going to blog about and then there are days when the blogging gods bless me with material.
We had a visitor at the office today.
We're still not sure how but a squirrel found his way into the building.

When he (it could have been a lady squirrel but he looked like a dude) found out clawing through a window wasn't going to improve his situation, Cecil (yes, I named him Cecil. How many opportunities do you get the opportunity to name a squirrel in your lifetime? And another reason he was a he is because I named him Cecil. I don't know too many ladies named Cecil) made his way to the kitchen and eventually underneath the fridge.

That's me trying to lure Cecil out with modified quotes from "Forrest Gump": Momma always said life is like a box of nuts. You never know what you're gonna get.

Eventually, we got Cecil to back himself into a garbage can and caught him. 
Here is Cecil before he was set free and reunited with his woodland creatures. 

I feel like a hero today. It's going to warm my heart tonight thinking about that Cecil being back home with his lady friend and their little squirrel babies. It would have been nice if we could have kept Cecil around but, deep down, I knew it just wasn't meant to be. Cecil needed to go back home and live in his squirrel world. "In the immortal words of Jean-Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, squirrel.’"


  1. Nice blog inspiration. How in the heck did Cecil get in? Anyway, glad you were able to reunite him with nature.

  2. Oh! Wow!
    Abby is glad you are all right!
    Tar says 'duuuude!'

  3. I'm impressed. I've seen vids where they get into houses and they as well as owners are freaking out trying to get it out. Way to go squirrel wrangler!

  4. Cecil now has an exciting adventure story to tell his family and friends.

  5. You feel like a hero because you ARE a hero. Thank you for caring about little critters. That's a good kind of person to be.

  6. I'm reading this and just having visions of that scene in Christmas Vacation.
    And yes, our election is not completely over. This is Florida...we can't get anything right.

  7. I know I'm one of the weird people who love squirrels (maybe we're slightly related?) But they definitely belong in the trees.
    Romeo and the kids call me squirrel sometimes due to a squirrelly little fan that followed me on a hike one day. I guess I smelled nutty....

  8. Goodness, I have squirrels in the garden, never once thought they might come indoors. I'd hate to see Charlie the cat's reaction if he saw a squirrel indoors. Perhaps that's why they keep their distance.

  9. With a name like Cecil, I think he is more likely to have a boyfriend. I'm glad you freed him.


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