July 29, 2007

Animals walking

When I see a squirrel walking (left back paw, right front paw, right back paw, left front paw, repeat), it strikes me as extremely odd and funny. Usually, they just hop along or jump from branch to branch in their manic, hyper way. But sometimes, they stroll along and to me, this looks bizarre. Ditto crows walking, instead of flying or hopping along. When animals walk, I sing a little song inside my head ... tum ta tee, tum ta taa ... FUNNY!!!!
I am obviously desperate for topics.

9 comments:

J said...

I think when squirrels walk is one of the cutest things. Can you imagine if kangaroos walked? That wouldn't be cute, though. Especially if they were walking very slowly toward you carrying chainsaws.

Osbasso said...

Oh, you are in dire need of subject material...

Sleep Goblin said...

Where I went to college, we had a 4 or 5 albino squirrels. They're very rare, but as my campus was downtown, and therefore the only large expanse of trees and green space around, the albino gene stayed on campus and flourished. I liked them alot, like rabbits, but funnier, cause they used their little hands and climbed trees. It was also funny to watch new people react to them.

Freiya said...

we have alot of seagulls where i live and they seem to walk everywhere, in that funny hopping and jumping swagger they do, actually they're pretty big as birds go and they always look as if they might just attack you rather than get out of your way if you approach them...gulp :)

tuuna taco said...

Yeah, I can't believe you posted this, but believe it or not I have actually thought the same exact thing when I've seen a squirrel or something do that. I always think there's something wrong with it, or that it's injured, and then it suddenly hops into gear (maybe because my car is coming up on top of it).

jamwall said...

I liked squirrels until I read that they were high in cholesterol.

B.E. Earl said...

Squirrels are just bushy-tailed rats in my book.

And I hate rats!

shirlsd said...

catching up to read through your posts. i've not visited in awhile. foolish me!

so a l'il squirrel tidbit - birth control pills for squirrels. go figure.

jiggs said...

i'm frightened by squirrels. I'm worried they're going to fall out of the trees and eat my eyeballs.