Nuff said!

SP Tank

Let me introduce you to my little friend!

Mr. Squirrel asked me yesterday after a long absence if I missed him to which I replied yes but my aim is getting better.

Maggie Mae “Commander” Squirrel Patrol

Maggie’s fortune cookies:  Never bring a knife to a tank battle.

Quote of the day: Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
Quote: H. L. Mencken

Stimulus money?


Squirrel patrol is happy to announce that thanks to federal stimulus funding we were able to train and deploy Squirrel Patrol’s new Navy Seal / Duck unit pictured here in their winter camo tactical uniforms.

As we have said before thanks congress. Never let it be said that you guys are not all for the birds.
Commander Maggie Mae “Squirrel Patrol”

Maggie’s fortune cookies:  Is there anybody that really cares if Michael Moore supports them or not?

Today’s quote: Nobody criticizes the ‘Mighty Ducks’ trilogy and gets away with it. Nobody!
Quote: Joshua Jackson

I got your return postage right here…

snow rounds

Ok so I over hear this “letter carrier” blowing off about how hard his job is in the winter and that they have this creed “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”.

This schmuck wouldn’t make it a day at Squirrel Patrol. I survive the same weather that he does barefooted, and I have four feet.

Lt. Lou Lou “Squirrel Patrol”

Maggie’s fortune cookies: The yellow snow is NOT lemon flavored!

Today’s quote: Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.
Quote: Bill Watterson


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I know I have used this image before, it’s just one that I like.

The best thing that has resulted from this blog is that my family has made friends with another family in another part of the country. As I had expected and time has confirmed these were extraordinary people. I learned a great deal about the Northeast and New England and my wife has found facebook game partners and friends.

Rob is a painter and great artist and I mean that wholeheartedly.  TGB, the other half of this family, well I like to call her Martha Stewart “with the eye of an artist”, she grows a beautiful garden and turns that into even more beautiful Food and products. She makes her own remarkable brand of soaps.

To get to the point of this post. I have just found out that Rob is having serious health problems and in his weakened state he is having difficulty fighting the battle. My request is to ask that in one of your spare moments could you please offer a prayer, send good vibes or whatever your belief system offers out for Rob’s health and strength and for TGB’s faith, strength, and health.

Thank you in advance for caring about our fellow man and although there are times that things are not in our hands we do what we can and pray for help.



Yes that’s me, Maggie Mae and this is exactly why you should never drink at the company Christmas party. Can you believe that there are photos on facebook of me dancing with a stuffed squirrel.

Maggie Mae “Commander” Squirrel Patrol

Maggie’s fortune cookies: I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.

Today’s quote: “I drink to make other people more interesting.”
Quote:Ernest Hemingway

Photographic proof


Every once in a while we need a reminder of the evils in the world. Just look at this rodent stealing the bird seed right out of the mouths of those cold and hungry feathered friends of ours.

This is one of many reasons Squirrel Patrol was formed. We ask you in the general population to not try to apprehend these tree rats. They can be dangerous and even vengeful, yes they have been known to caused blackouts to major population centers. 

Maggie Mae “Commander” Squirrel Patrol

Maggie’s fortune cookies: If you hire a Mayan to make you a calendar don’t pay him until he’s done.

Today’s quote: When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

Air supremacy

The Hawk

We’ve had the ground covered and now we own the skies. Welcome Henry Hawk you will be a much needed and valuable asset to Squirrel Patrol.

Maggie Mae “Commander” Squirrel Patrol

Maggie’s fortune cookies: It’s all fun and games until someone takes a talon thru the head.

Today’s quote: “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”
              Quote:   Yogi Berra      

Angry Bird

Angry Bird

Well hold on there Woody, don’t get your feathers all ruffled up. Those little rodent, Tree Rats also sleep in those trees, you could wait till he is sleeping and shove him out of the nest.
He already looks like he fell from the ugly tree and hit every branch on his way down, Winking smile
Maggie Mae “Commander, Squirrel Patrol”

Maggie’s fortune cookies: If you are angry enough to growl, take a deep breath and count to ten before you bite.

Today’s quote: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” 
                          Quote: Dr. Seuss

In the shadows…

Dog Drama

Being a covert op in Squirrel Patrol I get used to being in the shadows. It’s a lonely life, the point is to not draw attention to yourself. Do you know how hard it is to not let a squirrel notice you?

I think I’m getting hard and sadistic, I enjoy waterboarding those little rodents too much!

And that’s just for digging in the flower pots.

Maggie’s Fortune cookies: If it stinks too much, roll in it!

Today’s quote: A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
Quote: John Barrymore

Thanks for stopping by, now that you have seen my face I’ll have to hunt you down,
Lou Lou “Head Spook” Squirrel Patrol

Mission complete

The Mouser

Sources inside the federal government have indicated that Maggie and the girls of Squirrel Patrol have secured a cache of radioactive walnuts in eastern Europe. It is believed that the tainted nuts were to be dispersed and buried by tree rats in strategic locations in the US.

Maggie and Squirrel Patrol you will be welcomed back in the good old U. S. of A. with the gratitude of a grateful nation.
Thanks for another mission complete!
Ocho the cat. 

Maggie’s fortune cookies: If it smells bad, odds are it tastes bad.

Today’s quote: A poor life is better than a good death. / unknown

the “Tree Demon”

tree demon

Maggie Mae thinks that squirrels are the only tree demon. I took this photo to show her their master “the Sycamore Squirrel Sprite”, ruler of all Tree Rats world wide.

Oh and by the way happy 5th birthday Maggie Mae and don’t be frightened that’s not the Sycamore Squirrel Sprite, it much uglier.

Enjoy kindergarten,
Your proud Poppa  

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Rally Squirrel

Maggie Mae here,
Great now the squirrel gets to go to the World Series.

rally squirrel

Today’s quote:
People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. ~Rogers Hornsby

Maggie’s fortune cookie:
Even a blind squirrel finds his way to the World Series sometimes.

Some rodents have all the luck,
Maggie “Cards Fan” Mae

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Duck blind?


Hi Maggie Mae here,

So we were all watching the TV the other day and this outdoor sportsman show came on and the host was duck hunting from a blind. So being the rocket scientist that I am I got the idea for a squirrel blind.

Does anyone know where I can find a squirrel call?

Today’s quote:
If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

Maggie’s fortune cookie:
Life is too short, so kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly.

Wish me luck,
Maggie “quack quack” Mae

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Good night…


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

From The Poems of Dylan Thomas

Tonight is our first chance of frost, this will bring about the end of all things sacred to me, green grass, the bloom of a flower, and most of all the warmth of the sun.

Before the first flake flies I am wishing with all of my heart for an early spring. As the poem says I am raging against the dying of the light.

May the light shine for you,