Saturday, April 21, 2018


I suffered a deep disappointment this week.

I entered a Washington Post squirrel photography contest and I didn't win.

Wanna see my (winning) entry?

I mean, c'mon, right?
It's a squirrel! And it's eating a chocolate chip cookie! How does that not win?

You might remember this photo from a post I wrote several years ago about a trip to the Houston Zoo. Quinn tried to steal the cookie from the squirrel and it ran away. I submitted that information with the photo and still did not win.


Here's the stupid winning photo:

Okay, fine. It's pretty good.
And dammit, it's even cuter in color.

Who knew there were so many squirrel photography enthusiasts? I think I'm going to have to up my game for next year. And maybe purchase a better camera. And take a wildlife photography class. And tame a squirrel.

Watch out, award-winning photographers of small, amusing rodents, I'm coming for you.


  1. The photos in the contest are amazing! Thanks for sharing those. Of course I would have chosen your photo of the squirrel with the cookie as the winner and the squirrel among the yellow flowers as the runner up. I can't wait to see your photo next year.

  2. Ahmigawd, squirrel!! Awesome, awesome photo. You were robbed. And I know who he stole that cookie from (and I bet the next shot was the original owner jumping like a ninja from the bushes to reclaim his bounty)


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