You kids all used to play “squirrels”, too, right?

Fun fact: Those cut paper Cheez-Its made me super hungry. I almost ate them.





64 responses to “Squirrelfriends”

  1. whatimeant2say Avatar

    Frame 3 is my favorite! Awesome! No, never played squirrels. We played house – and I was always the dog. I’m sure there is a deep psychological meaning to that…

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks, small food is always so much fun to make. I don’t blame you for being the dog– the most beloved member of every household. Plus, you get to eat from a bowl on the floor!

  2. Betsy Andrews Etchart Avatar

    Too cute! My 3- and 5-year olds daily play not only squirrelly-squirrelly, but kitty-kitty, fishy-fishy, koala-beary….yet no matter what the species, it always seems to end up like this….

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Aww, how sweet! It must be funny to watch them play :)

  3. Michael Cargill Avatar

    A rather clever one, this!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Glad you think so!

  4. becomingcliche Avatar

    Squirrels, rabid raccoons, all that.

    I adore your new header, and the squirrel expressions are priceless!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      “Rabid raccoons!” Inspired!

  5. kaloskraft Avatar

    Hahaha! I love the squirrels. I think my three nephews would have to be wolverines!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Oooh, excellent animal choice!

  6. Rae Avatar

    Love how you did the tree! Also, CUTEST SQUIRRELS EVER!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks! I have a hard time drawing squirrels for some reason, so I practiced for days to get them right. Still not perfect, but…

  7. bloggeretterized Avatar

    Lovely! Nope, I never played squirrels…I was an only child for a long while and when my sibling came I was too old to play squirrels or anything…
    Yes, those cheez-its look yummy! :)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      I’d love to know what kind of imaginary games onlies played!

      1. bloggeretterized Avatar

        I used to believe I was Strawberry Shortcake! hahahaha That gives you a pretty good idea of what my imaginary world and friends were like! :D

        1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

          Aw, my daughter plays with her imaginary friend Strawberry Shortcake all the time. (All the naughty things she gets up to are blamed on Blueberry.)

  8. bottledworder Avatar

    Loved it. The juxtaposition is priceless!

  9. Laura Beth Avatar

    Your endless creativity leaves me endlessly entertained! Squirrels are my tip top favorite woodland critter.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Aw, thanks! :) Squirrels plague me to this day, but I am glad someone likes them!

  10. jensine Avatar

    love it and love that you are back … haven’t seen you in a while

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      :) I’ve been trying to get back on schedule!

  11. muddledmom Avatar

    Ha! Love that, squirrelfriends. I’m sure I played that without realizing it.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      It was a blast. Foraging for treats from the kitchen without getting caught by mom, finding little hiding places, trying to leap from one piece of furniture to the next, scolding people for absolutely no reason. Squirrels have the life!

      1. muddledmom Avatar

        Yes, my “meals” consisted of a box of brown sugar that I squirreled away in my metal refrigerator. Ha! I’m lucky I didn’t have uninvited critters in my room!

        1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

          Brown sugar! Good pick! I will still sometimes sneak a spoonful of brown sugar now and then…

  12. joehoover Avatar

    The squirrels need a spin off! Awesome.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Ha! I would consider that…

  13. Margo Avatar

    Brilliant!! :-D

  14. talesfromthemotherland Avatar

    I just opened my box of Cheez Its :-)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Oh, I am so jealous!

  15. Janelle Weibelzahl Avatar

    I was wondering where that was going, haha! Your blog is one of my “5 blogs I would take with me to a deserted island,” by the way, thought you might like to know. ;)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Wow, thank you! I’ll go check out the other ones since you obviously have great taste! ;)

      1. Janelle Weibelzahl Avatar

        Humility. I like that. ;)

  16. lavitadicri Avatar

    Your Creativity leaves me speechless ……. Bellissimo!

  17. Indian Ad Divas Avatar

    Squirrels surprised! :D

      1. Indian Ad Divas Avatar

        Hey, just saw your ad: “Baby Baby Stick Your Head In Gravy…” Awesome it is! :)

        1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

          Thanks! My sister Charlotte did the vocals for that :D

  18. silkpurseproductions Avatar

    We never played squirrels. In fact I don’t remember playing any kind of animal. I’m with you on those cheese nips, though. You had me riffling through the cupboard looking for some.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      My husband is a health nut, so we never have such goodies! Gotta forage through my parents’ cupboards for some :)

  19. Eda Avatar

    I think this is the best one yet, The translation of Nicki in the tree to Nicki on the bed is priceless. And the squirrels are downright evil!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you :) It’s fun to work with evil characters!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks! Glad you liked it!

  20. towerastextiles Avatar

    Ha ha, this is great! Brilliant transition from tree to bunk bed. And I love how the speech bubble in the first frame makes the tree look like it’s shouting.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      I’m glad you think so! I laughed to myself a little making that panel. I like talking trees.

  21. cylontealc Avatar

    This is awesome!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you! You are too kind :)

  22. Go Jules Go Avatar

    They ARE exceptionally life-like Cheez-Its. Some people do eat paper. Then they get featured on the Discovery Channel. I’m just saying… win-win.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Jules, you are so right!

  23. maechlingsl Avatar

    Hello! I found your blog from the Super Sweet Blogging Award you were nominated for by “The Day Dreaming, Candy Eating, Red Headed Bookworm”!
    Your squirrelfriends post had me rollin’! I love the artsy-craftsy feel of your blog (including the very awesome graphics in your headers!) I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  24. Angie Z. Avatar

    I want to lick the paper squares of salt off those Cheez-Its. Weird?

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Not. I wanted to eat them too!

  25. KippFu Avatar

    I admire your creativity. The cut outs and context are hilarious!

  26. vitoriaribeiro09 Avatar

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  27. karifrances Avatar

    You are a fantastic artist! I’m so happy I stumbled upon your blog. Wow!! Major kudos.

  28. epicaldragon13 Avatar

    Wow that popcorn is brilliant!! I was first thinking “It’s cool and all… but why are you doing a post on squirrels??” then I understood. Epical!

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