squirrel with nuts

cute animal facts to cheer you up:
  • cats “headbutt” people because they make them feel safe, or they trust them.
  • when puppies play fight, boy puppies will often let girl puppies win.
  • the grizzly bear’s name comes from the word “grizzled” which means ‘streaked with gray hair’.
  • wombat poo is cube-shaped to stop it from rolling away…
  • dogs will sneeze to tell other dogs that they’re playing, so when they’re playing rough it doesn’t turn into a fight.
  • gray squirrels bury nuts all over the place, and often forget them, growing new trees. this makes them more ecologically friendly than red squirrels, who store nuts in piles on the ground which don’t take root.
  • infant pygmy marmosets babble to develop their language skills, similarly to the way human babies babble.
  • two-toed sloths cannot shiver to stay warm like other mammals due to their low metabolic rates and little muscle tissue.
  • yawning is infectious because it supplies a method for the most sleepy to forcefully communicate their need for rest and thus ensures that the group rests/sleeps together.
  • baby dolphins have spines on the sides of their tongue. the spines zip up to make a straw so that they can drink the mother’s milk without getting salt water in it.
  • when a rabbit is happy it will sometimes jump in the air twist it’s body. this is called a binky.
  • the red panda uses its long bushy tail not only for balance, but also as a blanket during chilly winter nights.
  • baby japanese macaques make snowballs. they do not use them for any survival purposes, they just like to have fun.
  • manatee calves nurse underwater from teats under their mothers flippers.
  • baby elephants will suck their own trunks for comfort. 
things i wish i knew when i started running

1. this sport breaks your heart. over and over and over again. 

2. your worth is not in how many miles you run, how fast you race, what place you finish. 

3. when a dream starts to feel like a prison sentence, it is okay if you leave it.

4. step back. breathe. LITERALLY stop to smell flowers, stare at the sunrise, or talk to the squirrel gathering nuts. look around you. take the moment in. you are alive. remember that. thirty seconds of appreciation will never be a mistake. 

5. you can’t weigh 100 pounds and be a size 00 forever. muscle mass is bad ass.

6. but you will still never have boobs. genetics really did a number on you. 

7. you will save all of your race bibs and all of your “good luck, run fast” notes. these will be stored in a box shoved under your bed. you will come home from college, find it, and cry. do not let the bitterness overwhelm the good memories. there are so many good memories. remember those instead.

8. you will outrun your love for running. it will take you two years to admit this aloud.

9. always stop if you see a dog during your run. always.

10. you may never become the runner you thought you would. but you will become an incredible woman who knows of sacrifice and strength, commitment and perseverance. you will become a woman so many people are proud of, even when you can’t be. you will stand on the same legs that met the finish line muddy, sweaty, or bloody hundreds of times before. you will breathe with the same lungs you swore were collapsing during your conference meet of your sophomore year. when reunited on winter break, you will hug your teammates with the same arms that held them during pre-race huddles and post-race breakdowns. you will be different, but beautiful. my god, you will be beautiful. you will be who you always needed to become. 

But “morning larks” aren’t just annoying because they’re chipper as a squirrel with a nut made of amphetamines; they’re also annoying because they enjoy all kinds of advantages merely because they’re on a different schedule. Studies have shown that they may be happier and skinnier, and that they may even live longer. All of that, even though they very well might be dumber than night owls. Basically the only negative thing they morning larks have to deal with is the appropriately Ned Flandersian moniker of “morning larks.” And you get the sense that they don’t even mind it.

If those benefits aren’t enough to convince you, inventor / founding father / rap lyric Benjamin Franklin literally wrote a book on the virtues of getting up early (called Early Rising: A Natural, Social, And Religious Duty), and that guy was so good at sex that he was basically magic. That’s a tough endorsement to look away from. 

5 Incredibly Annoying Habits That You Should Start Today

Das emsige Eichhorn

Eichhörnchen sind klug! Sie essen viele Nüsse. Und Nüsse machen schlau. Ich bin allergisch gegen Nüsse. Deshalb bin ich … auch kein Hörnchen.
Eichhörnchen sind süß! Sie machen tolle Dinge. Und tolle Dinge machen attraktiv. Ich fahre gerne Einrad. Deshalb bin ich … auch kein Hörnchen.

Nut Up or Shut Up

Characters: Dean, Reader, Sam, Crowley

Summary: Sam finds a case that winds up being a coven of witches possessed by demons and the boys decide to call in Crowley to help out.  The reader and Dean both wind up cursed and the cure puts them in a rather intimate situation.

Word Count:2023

Warnings: Squirrel-y activity, a bubble bath, and slightly suggested smut.

A/N: This is my Christmas present for @tree-of-blue-squirrel, who requested a fic that would combine SPN and Gravity Falls and squirrels.  It was a lot of fun being your Secret Santa all month.  I hope you enjoy this, but if not, please let me know and I’ll give it another try.  Also, this is my first try at writing a crack fic so feedback is appreciated.  A thank you goes out to my wonderful betas for this @idreamofhazel and @torn-and-frayed.

Originally posted by marksheppardischarming

“Hello Moose, Squirrel.” Crowley greeted the boys, not paying any attention to you.

“Did he just call him…?!” you asked as you hopped excitedly up and down; frantically looking back and forth between Crowley and Dean.  

“Squirrel,” Dean said, bowing his head and nodding.  

“But I’m Squirrel!” you exclaimed energetically.   

Dean looked at you like you had lost your marbles. 

”Oh great, now there are two of you,” Crowley groaned.

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“Much Ado About Nutting” is one of my new favorite one-offs from Chuck Jones. It really takes advantage of the lack of dialogue, makes the most out of the music in place of sound effects, and… well, the squirrel is adorable.

As someone who loves to watch squirrels, I can vouch that through about the first minute of the cartoon, the squirrel acts REALLY lifelike. The music captured the erratic nature of squirrels pretty well. XD Let me tell you, when the squirrel pokes his head in and out from behind the fence, I lose it. Because I’ve seen them do that before.