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  • Kristen

    woman adopts squirrel, and Tommy tolerates being dressed up. The 1940s were a strange time. (from LIFE magazine)

  • henrirenee

    Nina Leen:... A squirrel wearing a doll ’s dress. 1944..( LIFE magazine cover )

  • Mary Long

    Tommy Tucker the squirrel wearing a baby doll dress, 1944. by Nina Leen.

  • Rebecca van den Heuvel

    In the early 1940s, LIFE magazine reported that a Mrs. Mark Bullis of Washington, D.C., had adopted a squirrel “before his eyes were open, when his mother died and left him in a tree” in the Bullis’s back yard. Here, in a series of photos by Nina Leen, chronicles the quiet, rodential adventures and sartorial splendor of Tommy Tucker, the orphaned — and, in 1940s America, the celebrated — squirrel.

  • Victoria Sweeney

    fashion plate squirrel...?

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This is a Time article called "A Squirrel's Guide to Fashion" which I find absolutely, well....see for yourself.

In the 40s, Mrs Mark Bullis of Washington, D.C. liked to dress up her pet squirrel. Life magazine covered the story.

Yes, that is an actual, living squirrel dressed up in a tiny striped pinafore. (LIFE Magazine web site photo, taken in early 1940s.)

a surprisingly well dressed squirrel

Early 1940's - Tommy Tucker: A Squirrel's Guide to Fashion | Photos - LIFE: Tommy is a live baby squirrel, abandoned at birth by it's biological mother, and raised by his adopted one, Mrs. Mark Bullis. The article goes on to state that Tommy does not seem to mind dressing up. Indeed, he looks quite fat and happy!

A Squirrel's Guide to Fashion ~ Simple Yet Elegant (A Squirrel Named Tommy Tucker)

☀White Squirrel by Life Lenses on Flickr (cc)*

cute squirrel photography - please open the door its cold

When the SQUIRREL comes into our lives it is often a message for us to have more fun, and take life a little less seriously. Also a sign that it might be time to look into our own provisions.

I don't know about yours but MY squirrel won't stand still long enough to do this...never mind the parrot!