Friday, June 26, 2009

My new friend



Apparently, someone noticed the pile of queries by my window and wanted to offer me a hand -- or paw, as it were. How this little fella wound up on the window ledge on the ninth floor of a building, I'm not quite sure. He's visited me a few times now. What shall I name him?

-Michael

27 comments:

  1. Graham the really super squirrel.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Boris Harris. Like the guy in Freaky Friday.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Squirrels are really good at shredding things...like annoying queries! But watch your caramels.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ben. He's not the same kind of rat Michael Jackson sang to, but he is a tree rat -- or ledge rat in this case.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm kind of partial to Steve. Steve the Squirrel.

    Wait, maybe it's a girl. Can you check it out for us, Michael?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Given he's attracted to queries:

    "Nibbles"

    ...or "Shark Bait"

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hmmm... let's call him John.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Parker. For his Peter Parker-like ability to scale walls and for parking himself outside your window.

    Parker the (Squirrel)Intern :-)

    Plus it would work for a boy or a girl.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nutz. 'Cause a squirrel in NY on the ledge of a 9th floor bldg has got a pair.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Aw! Can you open your window? I'd be so tempted to leave him treats, even though I know people aren't supposed to do that.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I think you should name him Muffin. Bran Muffin.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wouldn't "Dash" work as a name for a squirrel assistant?

    ReplyDelete
  13. I suggest Ledger, because that's obviously where he likes to be. :D

    ReplyDelete
  14. You should start an online poll--there are some good name choices here. This is way more fun than those baby-naming games at showers.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I vote for Steve's suggestion, "Squirrel Friday!" Clever and works for both genders.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Mr. Squirrelypants, obviously.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Shelli's beaten me to 'Ledge Rat'. But a rose by any other name...

    We had a squirrel here who kept gobblinng up all the bird seed. He's gone now. With all my heart I want to believe that my cat hasn't had him for lunch.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm not sure what you should name him, but I think every time he turns up, you should drop everything you're doing and shout, "squirrel!"...

    Just like the dogs in Up!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I totally had this happen to me recently with a baby squirrel and one of my friends emailed me to tell me that a squirrel's presence is good luck!

    Durn, I have erased the exact thing she said, but it was cool. However, it also meant you might be too busy. seriously. I kid you not :-)

    Mine was a baby and we named him Max. Here's his pic. http://plotthis.blogspot.com/2009/04/feelin-funky.html

    ReplyDelete
  20. That is hilarious! I would call it sausage the squirrel. Just to be different.

    Michelle Dry

    ReplyDelete
  21. A flying squirrel, perhaps?

    ReplyDelete