27 Responses to My new friend

  1. Aimee K. Maher says:

    Graham the really super squirrel.

  2. Sara Z. says:

    Boris Harris. Like the guy in Freaky Friday.

  3. Steve Brezenoff says:

    My Squirrel Friday!

  4. joelle says:

    Squirrels are really good at shredding things…like annoying queries! But watch your caramels.

  5. Alice says:

    How about Slush Pile?

  6. Shelli Cornelison says:

    Ben. He's not the same kind of rat Michael Jackson sang to, but he is a tree rat — or ledge rat in this case.

  7. James Dashner says:

    I'm kind of partial to Steve. Steve the Squirrel.

    Wait, maybe it's a girl. Can you check it out for us, Michael?

  8. LitWitch says:

    Given he's attracted to queries:


    …or "Shark Bait"

  9. ~Jamie says:

    Hmmm… let's call him John.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Parker. For his Peter Parker-like ability to scale walls and for parking himself outside your window.

    Parker the (Squirrel)Intern :-)

    Plus it would work for a boy or a girl.

  11. jillalex says:

    Nutz. 'Cause a squirrel in NY on the ledge of a 9th floor bldg has got a pair.

  12. Nancy Keim Comley says:


  13. Ara Burklund says:

    Aw! Can you open your window? I'd be so tempted to leave him treats, even though I know people aren't supposed to do that.

  14. Lisa McMann says:

    I think you should name him Muffin. Bran Muffin.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Wouldn't "Dash" work as a name for a squirrel assistant?

  16. Suzette Saxton says:

    I suggest Ledger, because that's obviously where he likes to be. 😀

  17. Emily Wing Smith says:

    You should start an online poll–there are some good name choices here. This is way more fun than those baby-naming games at showers.

  18. Craven says:

    How about "Intern"?

  19. Mary A. Shafer says:

    I vote for Steve's suggestion, "Squirrel Friday!" Clever and works for both genders.

  20. sara says:

    Mr. Squirrelypants, obviously.

  21. Mary Witzl says:

    Shelli's beaten me to 'Ledge Rat'. But a rose by any other name…

    We had a squirrel here who kept gobblinng up all the bird seed. He's gone now. With all my heart I want to believe that my cat hasn't had him for lunch.

  22. Flemmily says:

    I'm not sure what you should name him, but I think every time he turns up, you should drop everything you're doing and shout, "squirrel!"…

    Just like the dogs in Up!

  23. Katie says:

    I totally had this happen to me recently with a baby squirrel and one of my friends emailed me to tell me that a squirrel's presence is good luck!

    Durn, I have erased the exact thing she said, but it was cool. However, it also meant you might be too busy. seriously. I kid you not :-)

    Mine was a baby and we named him Max. Here's his pic. http://plotthis.blogspot.com/2009/04/feelin-funky.html

  24. M. Dry says:

    That is hilarious! I would call it sausage the squirrel. Just to be different.

    Michelle Dry

  25. Marinka says:

    A flying squirrel, perhaps?

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