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Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!
LAT ^ | January 21, 2010 | Lindsay Barnett

Posted on 01/22/2010 12:58:42 PM PST by Daffynition

Whew! With National Penguin Awareness Day behind us, we can finally turn all our energies toward celebrating today's made-up animal-related holiday: Squirrel Appreciation Day. You know, the day when all Americans take time out to remember those feisty, funny, athletic little guys with a penchant for obstacle courses and an unfortunate tendency to overdo it with the fermented pumpkins.

Christy Hargrove, a certified wildlife rehabilitator from North Carolina, started Squirrel Appreciation Day back in 2001.

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TOPICS: History; Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: squirrel
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1 posted on 01/22/2010 12:58:43 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
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2 posted on 01/22/2010 1:01:41 PM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: b4its2late

Best line in the movie.


3 posted on 01/22/2010 1:03:22 PM PST by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: Daffynition

That’s a pretty happy squirrel!


4 posted on 01/22/2010 1:03:49 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Daffynition

"mbmrmmr brmmrbbr"

5 posted on 01/22/2010 1:04:17 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Daffynition

Squirrel Dumplings

~ 3 squirrels, cut up (All hair and shot removed.)
~ 1 egg
~ 2 cups plain flour
~ 3/4 cup broth
~ 1 teaspoon salt
~ salt and pepper

Boil squirrels in four quarts of water until tender. Remove squirrels from broth, let cool, then remove meat from bones. Set aside.

In large bowl, mix flour, egg and one teaspoon of salt with 3/4 cup of broth and roll into ball.

Strain the broth to remove any stray shot then resume boil. Return meat to boiling broth.

On a floured cutting board, use rolling pin to roll the dough ball to a thickness of 1/16 inch. Cut into 1-inch wide strips and drop strips one at a time into the boiling broth. Gently shake pot after last dumpling is added to prevent sticking.

Cook approximately 10-15 minutes until dumplings are tender. Salt and pepper to taste.


6 posted on 01/22/2010 1:04:30 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Daffynition

Tree rat appreciation day? When do we celebrate boll weevils? Termites? Black widows?


7 posted on 01/22/2010 1:07:28 PM PST by csmusaret (Oops. My karma just ran over my dogma.)
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To: Daffynition

If you’ve ever had squirrels getting into your house,as I have,this is one day I will NOT celebrate.


8 posted on 01/22/2010 1:08:34 PM PST by Mears
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To: Overtaxed

Ping! I seem to recall that you just love the little critters. ;)


9 posted on 01/22/2010 1:08:36 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Daffynition

The one day Richard Gere and his gerbil avoids at all costs..


10 posted on 01/22/2010 1:14:35 PM PST by max americana
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To: windcliff

ping


11 posted on 01/22/2010 1:15:41 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Daffynition

Squirrel...yummy....the other red meat...low in cholesterol....great on BBQ sticks..


12 posted on 01/22/2010 1:17:29 PM PST by spokeshave (Third largest employer in the world is UK health system, after the Chinese Army and Indian railways)
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To: Vigilantcitizen

Been too long since I’ve had squirrel. There is a year round open season on non-native squirrels in Oregon. I best go find some.


13 posted on 01/22/2010 1:19:22 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Daffynition

“So if Sunday you’re free,
Why don’t you come with me,
And we’ll poison the pigeons in the park.
And maybe we’ll do
In a squirrel or two,
While we’re poisoning pigeons in the park.

We’ll murder them all amid laughter and merriment.
Except for the few we take home to experiment.”

Tom Leher - Poisoning Pigeons in the Park.


14 posted on 01/22/2010 1:20:29 PM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: null and void

Mr. Flibble ping


15 posted on 01/22/2010 1:20:55 PM PST by Shimmer1 (Think. It isn’t illegal yet)
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To: Daffynition

My backyard sqirrels get their daly ration of peanuts. All of God’s creatures.....


16 posted on 01/22/2010 1:21:51 PM PST by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: b4its2late
"Don't touch his nuts"

 
Trust me. I won't
 


17 posted on 01/22/2010 1:24:46 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Free Republic. The BEST place anywhere to PIMP YOUR BLOG)
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To: Daffynition
Nuts to You!

Jan 22 is National Polka Dot Day!


18 posted on 01/22/2010 1:26:06 PM PST by Young Werther ( ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!"))
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To: Vigilantcitizen
I use .22 shorts for squirrel, so I don't have to worry about 'stray shot'. Mmm squirrel dumplings. I also make a pretty mean squirrel dim sum.

/johnny

19 posted on 01/22/2010 1:26:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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20 posted on 01/22/2010 1:29:41 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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