Blacksmithing Squirrels

If you’ve ever poked around the ol’ Lint Screen, you may have come across a section called ‘About da Blog.’ Much like any good mission statement, this page clearly sets forth the Raison d’être (French for ‘Raisin Bran’) of this intellectual public forum. This page also includes a request for pictures of squirrels dressed as blacksmiths, for no other reason than I had never seen one and thought the rest of humanity might enjoy rodents dressed as metallurgical artisans.

Lo and behold, a few pictures came forward, and now the world can see these wonders. Now, one of the masters of squirrel art has forged beyond blacksmithing to ‘squirrel dentistry.’ Mr. Scott Day, a young man looking to make a name in the marketing world, recently shared the following image for me and for you.

Open wide, rinse, spit, enjoy.

Click and enjoy the wonders of rodent dentistry.

    A designer named Kris Todd with entirely too much time on his hands created this scene of a blacksmithing squirrel (if you’re clueless as to why anyone would do such a thing, take a nonstop trip to “About da Blog” above and get in the know).

Oh, you industrious lil' rodent, you!

Oh, you industrious lil' rodent, you-- shoe my horse!

    He/she’s a real beaut, Kris. Thanks and keep collecting lint!

    I read somewhere “Ask and ye shall receive.” So, I’ve asked just about everyone I’ve ever met for $16 million and some cashmere socks. So far, no takers.

    However, in my “About da Blog” section of this website, I asked if anyone had pictures of squirrels dressed as blacksmiths. Lo and behold, someone did– a bright young man named Scott Day. Here’s the goods.

A squirrel's work is never done.

A squirrel's work is never done.

Who wants rabbit stew?

He's either a blacksmith or a dentist.


Horseshoes, anyone?

Horseshoes, anyone?

    Scott even tells the story of these intrepid rodents @

    Thanks, Scott, you’re my hero de jour. Thanks worldwide interwebs, you delight me. If anyone else has some snaps of squirrels dressed as blacksmiths, fork them over and I’ll happily share them with the universe at large.

    By the way, anyone have $16 million and some cashmere socks to spare?