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It's nuts but I love you: One squirrel's bizarre obsession with a garden statue of a dog
Daily Mail ^ | 5th February 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 02/05/2011 11:53:37 AM PST by Daffynition

A squirrel's fascination with a statue of a dog has brought hours of light entertainment to a Russian suburb.

The frisky rodent looked confused as to why the dog wasn't moving and cannot seem to get its head around the fact that it is an ornament and not real.

The picture was taken by a photographer in the garden of his house just outside of Moscow.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353868/A-squirrels-bizarre-obsession-dog-statue.html#ixzz1D7F0nV7D

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Gardening; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: doggieping; squirrel; squirrels
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1 posted on 02/05/2011 11:53:39 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Those ballet lessons paid off.


2 posted on 02/05/2011 11:54:53 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Daffynition

My 3 boxers would eat that rodent fast.


3 posted on 02/05/2011 11:55:34 AM PST by barbarianbabs (soylent green is people)
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To: Darksheare; Borax Queen; derllak

Darks? Are you messing with the squirrels again?


4 posted on 02/05/2011 11:55:37 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Daffynition

It looks like the squirrel is trying to commit statuary rape!


5 posted on 02/05/2011 11:57:22 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Shimmer1

The Russian Mr Flibble

(This one’s Red)...


6 posted on 02/05/2011 11:57:35 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 746 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Daffynition

7 posted on 02/05/2011 11:58:47 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 746 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

BOOO. HISSSS!
I wish I had thought of it.


8 posted on 02/05/2011 11:59:52 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Daffynition

Probably a tasty spider nest in the corner of the statue’s mouth...ick, but squirrels do go for these things.

In any case, the origin of the description “squirrely” sure isn’t hard to find!


9 posted on 02/05/2011 12:00:02 PM PST by livius
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To: null and void; sweetliberty

At least it’s not a possum........


10 posted on 02/05/2011 12:00:40 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Daffynition
Go on, little squirrel. Take the next step and conclude that all dogs will be as quiet if you approach their mouths boldly enough.
11 posted on 02/05/2011 12:02:31 PM PST by aruanan
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To: aruanan

LOL! Ooops...bye-bye, little squirrel!


12 posted on 02/05/2011 12:10:19 PM PST by livius
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To: Joe 6-pack
It looks like the squirrel is trying to commit statuary rape!

Bravo!

13 posted on 02/05/2011 12:19:23 PM PST by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: null and void

OKaaaaay...lets go over this again...

I run, you chase...

Got it, now ???


14 posted on 02/05/2011 12:20:18 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: aruanan
The Mail likes its dog 'n squirrel stories. Remember this one?


15 posted on 02/05/2011 12:24:15 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
HAHAHA! Take a bow! HAHAHA!


16 posted on 02/05/2011 12:26:23 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: barbarianbabs

17 posted on 02/05/2011 12:27:34 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

I guess that squirrel’s really clamped down on that dog’s lip.


18 posted on 02/05/2011 12:27:55 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Sacajaweau

19 posted on 02/05/2011 12:34:41 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition
Squirrels are friendly.


20 posted on 02/05/2011 12:35:11 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


21 posted on 02/05/2011 12:37:08 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: Lakeshark; Borax Queen; derllak; null and void

It’s an experiment by Nully and I to see if it is possible to use mind control on squirrels.


22 posted on 02/05/2011 12:39:04 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

23 posted on 02/05/2011 12:40:06 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

“I’d hit it”

Squirrelmatazz.


24 posted on 02/05/2011 12:42:15 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: paulycy
Here's a classic...


25 posted on 02/05/2011 12:42:41 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Darksheare
You TOLD!
26 posted on 02/05/2011 12:43:02 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 746 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
STOP! No hittin' 'round here!


27 posted on 02/05/2011 12:44:33 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

What a beautiful squirrel!


28 posted on 02/05/2011 12:44:54 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Folks, we have a winner!


29 posted on 02/05/2011 12:47:52 PM PST by RoseyT
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To: aruanan
When the tide turns.


30 posted on 02/05/2011 12:48:12 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: lupie

LOL @ post 17


31 posted on 02/05/2011 12:49:39 PM PST by agrace
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To: null and void

32 posted on 02/05/2011 12:50:47 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: null and void

Yes, that way they won’t supsect the other experiment.


33 posted on 02/05/2011 12:55:11 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Daffynition
!

34 posted on 02/05/2011 12:55:21 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. 8^)
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To: Daffynition

Around my place, we call squirrels (and rabbits) “Free range kibble.”

Our dogs always ask what this “lamb and rice” stuff is, and why don’t we get the “rabbit and squirrel” flavor when we get the dog food.

I think the dogs have finally learned to leave the white striped on black free range kibble alone. That didn’t work out so well, the few times they tried it.


35 posted on 02/05/2011 12:57:59 PM PST by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Daffynition

Looks like my golden. That’s his job in life. Look cute, give the family love and joy and catch squirrels.


36 posted on 02/05/2011 1:03:14 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz
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To: cc2k

37 posted on 02/05/2011 1:05:48 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

38 posted on 02/05/2011 1:07:44 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

39 posted on 02/05/2011 1:08:44 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: paulycy
*His master's voice*!!
40 posted on 02/05/2011 1:12:19 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition; paulycy

I misread that as “His hamsters voice”.


41 posted on 02/05/2011 1:17:57 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Darksheare
That's like *magic* or sumpthin'


42 posted on 02/05/2011 1:23:29 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

Great.. now Queen “It’s a kind of magic” is stuck in my head.
Thanks.


43 posted on 02/05/2011 1:49:54 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Darksheare
You are welcome.


44 posted on 02/05/2011 2:03:25 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: null and void

Ah ha...The squirrel is obviously French. Mais oui..


45 posted on 02/05/2011 2:18:04 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Daffynition

This thread is funny. Your pic of the Poms treeing the squirrel is hilarious. I can just imagine what a pack of Chihuahuas would do, lol. Toy dogs, tiny but mighty, if only in their own minds. :)


46 posted on 02/05/2011 2:50:49 PM PST by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Darksheare; null and void; Borax Queen; derllak
It’s an experiment by Nully

From the pics, it obviously worked........

all that's missing is a pokey stick........

47 posted on 02/05/2011 2:57:44 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: agrace

Hahaha... thanks for the ping.


48 posted on 02/05/2011 3:05:27 PM PST by lupie
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To: Sacajaweau; Wolfstar
>>Those ballet lessons paid off.<<

Finally found the image we need here *interpretive dance from a Russian red squirrel via the Bolshoi and Nureyev*.


49 posted on 02/05/2011 3:05:33 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

Master, there is a bird in the bushes.....Squirrel!!!

50 posted on 02/05/2011 3:05:33 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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