This One Squirrel


It’s only been two days but I just was having a very lazy two days. Or at least I tried VERY hard to be lazy! “Hey Nel, got any weekend plans?”. “I plan to sit around and do absolutely nothing!”. Except that didn’t happen. I did stay up very late a couple of days to get some binge reading in but that was, unfortunately, the extent of my laziness. I plan to talk about my Saturday in a different post but I have a story to tell because I know how much you all love my stories. πŸ™‚

This story is one of those stories where you’re like, “how in the …..!”

In a previous post, I mentioned how my husband and I purchased a new car. We had the option of trading our old one in but the trade in value was ridiculously low. We decided to sell our old car on our own because we knew we could get more from random Craigslist Joe.

Our garage can only hold two cars but our drive way can hold like 5 or 6 cars so my husband parked the old car out of the way of the garage’s path.

On Friday, my mother-in-law came over to visit and see the new car.

My husband is outside with his mom showing her the car. I decided to stay in the house because I had housely things to do. I can hear him explaining to her the features and everything about the car when all of sudden I hear a loud BANG!

I honestly didn’t think anything of it. I figured he’d opened the hood to show his mom the engine and then closed the lid because there’s no closing the hood gently. You have to give it a sort of toss and let gravity pull it down so it slams or it won’t close all the way. If you’ve opened the hood of a car before, you know what I mean even if I botched the description. There’s probably some car terms I should be using but I’m not fluent in car jargon outside of tires, trunk, brakes; the essentials.

Anyway, I continued what I was doing. My husband comes in the house and this is how our conversation went:

“The strangest thing just happened.”
“What’s that?”
“Did you hear a noise?”
“Yeah, I heard a loud bang. I figured you were trying to get my attention or you were showing your mom the engine and closed the hood.”
“If I was trying to get your attention, why didn’t you come out?”
“Because…. semantics. What happened?”
“I was standing there talking to mom and two squirrels were running around through our trees. I guess one lost it’s grip and fell on our car.
“WHAT?? Are you serious?!?! Is it okay??”
“I guess so. It got up and ran away.”

“Did you follow it some to make sure?”


Then he took me outside to show me. And of course I took a picture to show you:

Looking at the picture, to the right, there’s a giant oak tree around the corner, next to the house. It has to be at least 150 foot high or something crazy since it’s taller than our house. And it’s the type of tree that has branches really, super high so if you wanted to climb it you’d have to be a rappel master, a ninja or have wings to get up there. As you can see, the leaves are evidence of this squirrel’s plight.

Our car saved this squirrel! If it wasn’t parked where it was parked, that squirrel would have went splat on the concrete and died and then my husband would have wanted to show me and I would have freaked out and it would not have been an easy time. What are the odds that my husband parked the car in the right spot??

Saving humans and now inadvertently saving squirrels all in the same week, I tell ya. I’m becoming more and more convinced I married a superhero.

Ever experienced a situation where you questioned the odds? Did you have a good weekend?? Let me know in the comments below!


39 thoughts on “This One Squirrel

    1. I know right! He was probably just a little stunned at the end of it all I hope. The car is definitely fine. It can take a beating in the name of a rodent’s life haha.


    1. Lmao. I would be interested in reading that article. I said the same thing though! There goes your mystery though. Detective James Cudney with is magnifying glass, walking around the tree looking for anything that looks suspect. πŸ˜‰


      1. Haha! I bet the squirrel was pushed by a bird that was saved from some netting in a cherry tree last week. Karma!

        Haha… I’ll write article tonight so you can’t say I’m a big fat liar! πŸ™‚


  1. Maybe the squirrel was watching your hubby showing off his car and got really curious and wanted a closer look see. Or sometimes animals think THEY want to be the star of the show so plop themselves right smack in the middle of the action. I know my parrot used to do that.

    Anyway, I’m sure the squirrel is OK. I think they are a little like cats in that they have 9 lives.


    1. Hahahaha! Maybe! Speaking of cats, we have a ton of feral ones in our neighborhood and the like to leave squirrels at our door so this squirrel was definitely saved that day, haha


  2. I tell ya, squirrels will always give you good stories. So did the little guy fall on the old car or on the new one. Either way, if he’d left a dent I can just hear the conversation at the autobody shop. “How did it happen?” “This squirrel fell out of a tree and landed on the car” Incredulous look. “Lady, whatever you’re on, I want some, too!”


    1. Hahahaha! Luckily, he fell on the old one which coincidentally, already had a small dent in the hood so it was a sort of cushion for him I hope. Yes! I can see that too! He’d be like, “pictures or it didn’t happen”.


  3. First of all, your car jargon, hilarious! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
    And then,
    “β€œIf I was trying to get your attention, why didn’t you come out?”
    β€œBecause…. semantics. What happened?””
    I can do imagine him rolling his eyes at right then! Poor Squirrel though. If the car hadn’t been there, I’m sure it would have ended with the husband having to clean up squirrel morgue material off the driveway!


    1. Hahaha you know me! And Yes it would have ended that way! It’s not the first time he’s cleaned up squirrel since we moved in. One time a cat left us a present at the door…


  4. I guess the squirrel was in Ninja training and must have flunked that part of the test. lol. At least he was ok. I wish we would have had time to get together last week when I was up that way. We will definately do it when I come up Thanksgiving week. Maybe we can walk Turtle Pond. πŸ™‚


    1. HAHA! Ninja training indeed! looool Oh that’s so funny.
      Yes, definitely! I’ll probably have quite a few days off around that time so we can totally walk Turtle Pond! I don’t even know where that is to be honest, haha. I’ll take you to CVNP! It’ll be real pretty if it snows early or if it’s still fall colors.


  5. Hahaha!! LOVE your stories, Nel!! They’re always so funny and awesome, but it’s really the way you tell them. I enjoyed reading the dialogue between you and your husband πŸ˜‚ That must be one tough squirrel – I’m surprised it survived the landing. It’s a miracle the car was there to save it!! Thanks for sharing!!


    1. 😁 Thanks! I’m glad I could entertain you for a moment. I aim to please! I agree. That would have definitely been a deadly fall.


  6. Oh my πŸ˜€ hahaha…. loved that dialogue by the way… the way she goes “semantics” πŸ˜€ And that poor but lucky squirrel. It looks like it took some branches with it as well.. wow!


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