Too often our holiday plans ignore the non-human animals in our midst. The twelve-day Solstice Festival is often no different, with humans enjoying ourselves while animals must adjust around us. In the spirit of acknowledging the entire circle of life, we offer a different view on The Twelve Days of Solstice.

On the first day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Come Dance Around My Tree

Come dance around my tree.

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On the second day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Watch Out For My Nuts

Watch out for my nuts, but

Come dance around my tree.

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On the third day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Don't Wake The Baby

Don’t wake the baby!

Watch out for my nuts, but

Come dance around my tree.

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On the fourth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Who Are All Those People

Who are all those people?

Don’t wake the baby!

Watch out for my nuts, hey,

That’s NOT dancing ’round my tree.

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On the fifth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Get Off My Lawn

GETT OFF MYY LAWWWN!

Who are all those people?

Don’t wake the baby!

Watch out for my nuts, hey,

That’s NOT dancing ’round my tree.

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On the sixth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Put Some Clothes On

Put some frigging clothes on.

GETT OFF MYY LAWWWN!

Who are all those people?

Don’t wake the baby!

Hey, those were my nuts, and

You can’t dance around my tree!

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On the seventh day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Yes I'll Have More Eggnog

Yes I’ll have some eggnog.

Put some frigging clothes on.

GETT OFF MYY LAWWWN!

Who are all those people?

Don’t wake the baby!

Hey, those were my nuts, and

You can’t dance around my tree!

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On the eighth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Squirrel Drinking Eggnog

My that tastes delicious,

Sure I’ll have more eggnog.

Please put some clothes on.

PLEEEASE MOW MYY LAWWWN!

Who are all those people?

Is that my baby?

I can get more nuts.

Could you please find another tree?

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On the ninth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Squirrel Fluffy Tail

Yes my tail is fluffy.

My that tastes delicious,

Sure I’ll have more eggnog.

Won’t you take more clothes off?

PLEEEASE MOW MYY LAWWWN!

Who are all those people?

I don’t have a baby.

Never much liked nuts.

Could you please find another tree?

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On the tenth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Yes My Tail Is Fluffy

Yes it helps me balance,

And my tail is fluffy.

My that tastes delicious,

Sure I’ll have more eggnog.

What are clothes for anyway?

THAT’S MY GARDEN GNOME!

Oh wait that’s your brother.

I don’t have a baby.

Never much liked nuts, but,

Would you like to buy my tree?

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On the eleventh day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Oops Dear Excuse Me

Oops, dear, excuse me!

Guess I lost my balance,

And my tail is fluffy.

My that tastes delicious,

Keep that eggnog comin’!

What are clothes for anyway?

THAT’S MY GARDEN GNOME!

Oh wait that’s your sister.

Whaddya mean a baby?

You’re a bunch of nuts, and,

Of course you can climb my tree!

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On the twelfth day of Solstice, a squirrel said to me:

Whoa I Have A Headache

Whoa I’ve got a headache!

Oops, dear excuse me!

Yes it’s back there somewhere,

And my tail is fluffy.

My that was delicious,

Please no more eggnog!

Whose clothes am I wearing?

THAT’S MY GARDEN GNOME!

Oh wait that’s my wife,

Feeding the baby.

He’s a little nut, and,

We’re all living in MYYYYYY TREEEEEEEE!

(All photos from flikr.com or icanhazcheeseburger.com)

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Happy Thursday!