>See this funny little guy?
… well, I say ‘ guy’ but it could just as easily be a girl.
Surprisingly, I’m not that great at sexing squirrels – especially not tiny silver ones – but ‘IT’ is so impersonal, right? So if we can all just agree to think of this one as a hesquirrel, it will make writing this post a whole lot easier. Okay?
I’ve had him pretty much my whole life, and I’ve only ever seen one other like him -which belongs to my good friend Nola G
I think that he was probably a Christening gift because my parents were not very affluent, and unless I tell you, I’d be very surprised if anyone [ except Nola of course ] would be able to guess his purpose
want a hint?
if it helps
he came with this mother-of-pearl ring
not ready to give up yet?
another hint, then?
and this time I’m really giving the whole game away
there would’ve been a little rubber bulb attached to that groove near the base
this was my dummy [ pacifier to my American friends ]
so I may not have had a silver spoon in my mouth but I certainly had a silver squirrel
From time to time I wear the squirrel on a chain, and when there was a fashion a few years back for such things, I had the mother-of-pearl ring threaded onto a leather thong.
Anyone else got one of these ?