Friday, May 30, 2014

Squirrel Visitor

We *almost* had an unauthorized visitor yesterday at my library.

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.

See ya!
Then Mr. Skwurl came back and got serious about trying to get in:


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,

Tober

7 comments:

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....ewe gotta watch out for squirrelz...they bee VIZSHUZ....even mor vizshuz than ham burger bunz and deer combined.......good job on guardin de lie brarry

heerz two a flounder fries & fun week oh end !!

Stephanie Cain said...

Pesky squirrels! I wish we had a Tober to scare them away from our museum! We had an uninvited squirrel visitor at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum this past month: http://www.ben-hur.com/squirrel-in-the-study/

Sparkle said...

The squirrel wasn't too bright, Tober! I would not want to come face-to-face with you if I were him!

Laila and Minchie said...

What a great guard cat you are, Tober! Hope you got a lot of extra treats for saving the day!

Jans Funny Farm said...

He must have heard there are some furry pushovers in there with treats in their drawers ... er, desk drawers.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

You need a raise. More treats!!!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

you know Mr. Skwurl simply wanted to chew on the books. Good for you for sending him packing