About the blog:
Love squirrels? Hate squirrels? Either way, we understand: Squirrels are that sort of rodent — cute yet annoying, fuzzy yet sometimes smarter than humans. This is the place to vent your squirrel fascinations and frustrations while also catching up on the latest bits of squirrel news.
My name is Joy. I’m a big animal lover, but even I know that animals, like humans, can certainly be annoying. The first time I realized just how insane squirrels are is when we planted a roof garden in NYC. Try as we might, my husband and I could not figure out why our cilantro seemed to grow a few inches, and then suddenly disappear. And for some reason, peanut shells started showing up, too, scattered across the roof. What the?
I caught the fluffy tailed culprit when I was enjoying some roof-top sunshine. It was a common gray squirrel stealing my herbs. He apparently had a nest in an abandoned air conditioning window unit. I watched him one day, taking an elaborate path, crisscrossing and jumping across various apartment roofs — just to get to my precious garden and devour all our baby greens and herbs.
It was then that my complex relationship with squirrels started. And why I’ve now brought this blog to you — to document that complicated man/squirrel relationship. And document some cute squirrels!
And….since 2010, my husband and I have been lucky enough to watch squirrels not only in NYC but also at our new cabin in upstate New York, where we have a plethora of rodents, including grey squirrels, red squirrels, chipmunks, mice and voles — it’s fantastic. Until they try to get in our house or eat all our flowers.
I blog more often at El Blog de Joy.
Press for Squirrels Squirrels Squirrels:
“You’d be surprised how many stories fall into the Squirrels Squirrels Squirrels blog beat.” — The Seattle Post Intelligencer’s Big Blog.