Apparently, while I was attending to other matters, Cosmo the Wonderdog posted another item about squirrels. Any number of readers have alerted me to this tidbit:
Squirrel expert Walter Koenig from the German Park Authority said: “The squirrel may have regarded her shoes as a rival, as they are very territorial at this time of year, or it may just have been protecting a store of nuts.”
I had to explain to Cosmo that Koenig was on something called Star Trek. Cosmo remembered the show vaguely, particularly his almost Klingon reaction to the whole concept of tribbles. When I told Coz that Koenig played a character named Chekov who constantly claimed every scientific breakthrough was a Russian “inwention,” he seemed less than shocked.