Daily Archives: August 6, 2015

Happy Birthday, Chubs.

Nubby Twiglet | Happy Birthday, Chubs!

No, you aren’t imagining things. Squirrels in mini party hats really do exist.

Yesterday, Chubs turned one year old. We don’t actually know the real date of his birth but last August, he tumbled from his nest down our chimney and came very close to death as he landed 30 feet below in our furnace.

The irony was strong — I’d never planned on having children and quite suddenly, I was thrust into the world of bottle feeding and spending my days “squirrel sitting” as he took up shelter in my office, slowly gaining strength.

That little squirrel baby who barely had a pulse when he was rescued by my husband Joey is now thriving. Chubs and our dog Rocky are best friends and he loves cuddling, kale, organic unsalted almonds and terrorizing our plants.

Having a squirrel “move in” was the last thing I expected from life…and looking back over the last year, though it hasn’t always been easy, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Nubby Twiglet | Happy Birthday, Chubs!

Happy Birthday, Chubs. Here’s to many more.

Interested in reading more about Chubs? Check out Squirrel Life and The Unexpected Visitor.

Link Love: 8.6.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Rika Magazine

• Could you go one full year without social media?

• 5 reasons why no one is reading your blog (and how to fix them).

• These morning habits will help you seize the day.

• Here’s how to spend time alone in New York City.

• 8 things all entrepreneurs need to get started with their businesses.

• Are you managing your social media….or is it managing you?

• Google now tells you when places are busiest. Awesome!

• Heather Armstrong of Dooce chats about scaling her blog back after making a full time living from it over the last decade.

• The art of self-promotion: 6 tips for getting your work discovered.

• Here’s how Tim Ferriss prepares for public speaking.

• These 10 CEOs prove that liberal arts degrees aren’t worthless.

• Need a new duvet cover? Society 6 has some entertaining options.

• Creative mornings shares the tools they use for collaborating.

• How do you know that your partner is the one?

Image: Rika.
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