A Proverb

A squirrel in the hand

is worth two in the bowl.

Squirrelumptious photos by Coast & Canyon Wildlife Rehabilitation and Miriam S.



  1. victoreia says:


    That is aw-ll.

  2. OMG they multiply?!

  3. Oh my stars and garthers, that squirrellios is NAKIT!

  4. That squirrel in the hand is sooo cute (too!).
    That closed eye looks almost like a white chocolate mocca bean!
    (yes, I am aware that is sort of a contradiction in terms, lol, ;P )

  5. Can I have all three? They’re all stinkin’ cute.

  6. cellarmouse says:

    skwerls are cute…

  7. cellarmouse says:

    really, really cute…

  8. skippymom says:

    Gimme a spoon and pass the meelks!

  9. I can’t imagine having the patience of shaving that little guy like he’s a sloth or somethng.

  10. skippymom eats skwerlz?

  11. Don’t we all ?

  12. skippymom says:


  13. skippymom says:

    Damn straight.

  14. I love these little Sqwerlicules–just look at those wee ears. Cute. Outstanding hovertext on the first photo. Thanks for the earworm Crazy Pants!

  15. Blushing .. says:

    omg look at the clawsies on that babeh!! owwwiee!!

  16. Mary (the first) says:

    Very, very cute!!

  17. skippymom says:

    Is the one in the first picture wearing fake fingernails?

  18. emmberrann says:

    Aren’t skwerlicules the two little things they tell you “set off quotes”?

  19. emmberrann says:

    And the color of the polish is so-o-o-o fashionable….

  20. skippymom says:

    Just learned a new password to the lounge. And I’m okay with it. I’m just going to sit here in the corner and nom my bowl o’ squirls.

  21. skippymom says:

    And I’m out already. Maybe I scared ’em with yesterday’s meltdown.

  22. Saffron says:

    Where was the NSFW tag? That skwerl is NEKKED!!! 😀

  23. LisaLassie says:

    The correct quote is: a squirrel in someone else’s hand should be in mine.

  24. TrixandSam says:

    Coast & Canyon Rehabilitation’s facebook page is the best. If you ‘like’ them, you get a regular dose of the cutest squirrelios, from bebehs to teenagers to grown ups ready to be released back into the wild. They also have videos! They even have live cams in the cages where they keep the babies so you can watch them sleep and cavort and make merry.

  25. Theresa says:

    Damn Skippy!

  26. Theresa says:

    Merry Skwerls!

  27. skippymom says:

    Theresa, that’s how Skippy got his name. A caller on Car Talk used the expression “dang skippy”, which I had not heard before, but I knew right away that Skippy was the right name for the cat who had moved in with me.

  28. skippymom says:

    A squirrel in someone’s hand should be in my MOUF!

  29. LisaLassie says:

    I was trying to be a bit more subtle. (Why did I bother?)

  30. skippymom says:

    I’m not quite sure, but I think maybe I feel bad now?

  31. He hasn’t been shaved, baby squirrels are born without fur. 😆

  32. skippymom says:

    Yeah but, who shaves sloths?

  33. Fird Birfle says:

    YAY Skippy

    YAY Skippymom

    and YAY Car Talk!!

    *shakes pompoms, vigorously and also emphatically*

  34. This lady:

  35. Little black squirrel is taste-testing the tupperware!

  36. 6Rabbits says:

    Cavort! 🙂

  37. 6Rabbits says:

    I lurv the ditter black skwerl! We don’t have any in my town *pouts* but they are abundant in smaller towns to the east of me. Not fair!–they are hogging teh cte!! I’m considering kidnapping a few so they will proliferate in MY back yard!!

  38. awwwwsies!!!! does anyoneremember the Disney cartoon Kim Possible? nekkid bebbeh reminds me of Rufus, the naked molerat!

  39. Reading the first photo’s hovertext got me singing…

  40. We really need a sarcasm font.

  41. pinkmariposa says:

    CO has gone to the nakid squirellyOs!
    squeee my heart can’t handle all this joy!!!

  42. Almost more than the flying cars I’m still waiting for.

  43. 6Rabbits, there’s a name for what you’re conspiring! The baby skwerlios are called “pinkies” and the black pinkies are called “blinkies.” Conspiracy to “blinknap” is common among squeople.

  44. 6Rabbits says:

    Blinkies!! (L) BLINKNAP!!! I always like to use the proper terminology! 🙂
    So, is there a gathering of squeople somewheres so I can get some tips on the best way to a successful blinknap??

  45. 6Rabbits says:

    Emoticon fail. That (L) was supposed to be <3!