As you may know, we have a no-animals-except-Tober policy here at the library. Now, there have been exceptions to this policy. . . Like when Silly Safaris brings a pooping reindeer. Or when Animalia brings a skunk and some ferrets. Or when Not-Tober was here for a day. Or when the stupid smelly kitten spent an afternoon here.
Or when baby goats visited. Or when the helper-dog-in-training stops by. Or the guinea-pigs. Or the bunnies.
Or the mini-horse and the alpacas.
Whatever. We really DO have a no-animals-except-Tober policy, I promise!
Anyhow, yesterday we had a library invasion attempt perpetrated by a rogue squirrel (pronounced SKWURL). He was pretty shifty looking:
He looks nice and polite in this picture, right? Like maybe he's just checking the place out, looking to see if this might be a fun hangout for squirrels. Maybe a can of peanuts.
Then he gets a little more animated, looking for spots where he might gain entry, I think:
Or maybe he's just practicing his climbing skills. He was a medium-sized squirrel, so maybe he needs climbing time.
After he looked in one window and climbed around another, we thought maybe he was done with our library.
Like, REALLY serious:
|Keep a-knockin' but you can't come in!|
Luckily I was there to intimidate him into going away, because I am very Bossly and Imposing to a small-to-medium sized squirrel.
|Go 'way. I was napping until you started bothering my library.|
It's a good thing I was here to save the day!
Protecting my library against invasions by wily teenaged Squirrels,