Kristin writes: "...Hey Chris, Recently, my family sold our house meaning that we have a lot of packing to do and stuff to get rid of. We put a free box on the curb containing all the nice things we didn't need anymore, including a little ceramic squirrel. Imagine our surprise a couple days later when we drove past a hollowed tree and saw he had found himself a new home. ps - He had a jar of peanut butter too, but someone took it before we decided to get the camera." Kristin, Victoria BC
Lee 25teen from TEXAS writes: "...Hey Chris, Don't know if you've seen this already or even if I first saw this on your blog, but I ran into a photographer who takes pictures of chipmunks in his back yard with Star Wars action figures and Legos. He even has a picture titled "Let's Be Friends." Please disregard this email if I did find this on your blog, it was a couple of weeks ago and I can't be bothered to remember things that far back. Lee from Houston TX 25teen."
Oh look...Wendy from ONTARIO writes: "...Hi again Chris, Everyone has been saying what an amazing picture this is of Dante hunkered down in the grass -- eyes ablaze with intense concentration! And the second picture shows the focus of his concentration. Too cool!"
Toni from ONTARIO writes: "...Hello Chris, This baby squirrel that followed me home last summer. He slept a lot and liked to nestle in my crotch or crawl into crotch hole of my pajamas which was very uncomfortable. He was such a heavy sleeper, and barely stirred when I would move him around, and took that picture of him in the palm of my hand. Since I know that squirrel are not domesticated animals and that he would eventually grow up to bite the hand that feeds it, so I let him go into the wild where he belongs. I hope he or she is happy and healthy. -Toni, 19, Ontario
Cynthia in TEXAS writes: "...Hi Chris! I've been on maternity leave for the past 8 weeks, and have made a regular pilgrimage to our local park with my 2 year old son, and baby daughter. Usually, I expect to see things like discarded prophylactics, empty dime bags, junk food wrappers, and the usual swarm of ducks. Today, however, I saw something truly special. I am attaching a photo of what I saw on the footpath. I really don't know how to interpret such a thing...Cynthia (in Houston, TX)."
Lisa in INDIANA: "...This is my neighborhood squirrel. I was going to name him Chester the Molester but I wasnt' sure if the FBI was reading your mail. I bet they are now, mwa-ha-ha. Anyway I saw Chester here molesting my Flamingo bird feeder and ran to get my camera. This is the only shot I got before he ran off to do bad things to area cats and such."
Last week after my Saturday performance of Cute with Chris: LIVE I met a couple of geologists who'd come to see the show. They told me they are "cavers". That means, every once in a while, they get together with a gang of like-minded weirdos who like to explore California's extensively deep, dark, system of caves. They told me they were exploring a particularly vast system in 2007 when they came upon the corpse of a teen squirrel. He'd accidentally fallen through a hole and ended up below the surface of the earth. He'd run for miles down there. A year later they stumbled across the same scene. I'm not quite sure about the details of his demise, they can tell you more in the COMMENT section, if you want to leave questions there for them. CLICK FOR THE REST OF THIS POST.
"...Hey Chris. I'm Alice, from Massachusetts. In my dorm room at college there was a squirrel family that used to live in the wall; the photo attached is of one of them peeking out from under the roof outside, a couple months ago. They were incredibly annoying, making thrashing and purring noises at all hours of the night and day... that is, until we called the groundskeepers and got them to board up the holes in the roof... now we don't know if they're still in there, starved and dead, or if they escaped in time..."