Saturday, January 25, 2014


Tuesday was National Squirrel Appreciation Day and you know what that means.  The nuts were out in full force at 7th and Montana.  Meet Mr. Baggins, a jovial newcomer who made the scene wearing a shopping bag on his head.  I've heard of having bags under your eyes, but wearing one on top of your head seems a bit -- well -- squirrely.  The handles hung down over either side of his head, like jaunty ear flaps on a demented World War I flying ace.  "What do you think," said one witness, "Is he in the running for Squirrel of the Year?"  "Oh yes," I replied, "He has it in the bag ...!"