ok, has everyone seen this yet? http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/squirrel-portrait-banff-pod.html

seriously, this is too hilarious for words. animals are *way* more clever than we give them credit for, in my opinion. and now there’s this ultra nifty thing called “the squirrelizer“, which allows you to insert that photo-hogging little rodent into your own photos!

we, the gerbilize gals, are challenging our readers to go to this site (http://www.lutralutra.co.uk/squirrelizer/) and “squirrelize” your own photos. then send it in to us, along with whatever little story you want to add (fiction or fact) and we will post it here on the blog as always.

i’ll get everyone started by showing you my own squirrelized pic

gerbilize gal #1, toronto

gerbilize gal #1, toronto

here we see that same sneaky squirrel is causing a stir yet again by flooding toronto’s union station!  is he gonna start to take responsibility for his actions, or just keep going with that “who? what? me?” look of feigned confusion on his face???? seriously, that little scamp created *QUITE* a frustrating commute for me and many other riders in the early hours of a sunday morning….

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so, we’ve made it into double digits in terms of submissions, and what an appropriate one this is since there are TWO parts! the lovely wendy decided to send a poem *and* a picture of her creating the poem, which equals double the gerbilizing fun! AND it’s our first international contribution! fantastic!

wendy - japan

wendy - japan

My gerbily hands clutch thee device before me..Spellin’ out the wordz..  while hidin’ me own turdz.
I wonder who I will find.. where this wheel will take me.
Change my cage, my shavings.  Buy me a new wheel!
I am still me.
Around n’ Around n’Around I go…
where n’ when I stop who tha #%$@ knowz!

Those gerbily hands.. these hands..

sandeep - mississauga, ontario

sand - toronto, ontario

oh my stars!!!

this submission is stunning and makes me cock my head to the side in thought each time i try to suss out what the heck is going on here……

is it an embryo?

is it a rorschach inkblot test?

is it an x-ray?

you tell me what you think this one’s all about!

sand is a very good forced friend of mine who is an ultra talented graphic designer.

and since sand mentioned this blog on his site, it’s only right that i tell all you gerbilizers to go and check out his website for other shining examples of sand’s skills: http://www.sandstyle.ca

emily - toronto, ontario

emily - toronto, ontario

*gasp*

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

words can’t even describe how awesomely wide my gerbilizing grin is when i look at this.

a big friendly gerbil hero wrapping a protective paw around  those two frightened children while preparing to whisk them away in the gerbilmobile in search of fun and adventure????

gah!!!!!!!!!!!

kudos to you emily, kudos.

i especially love the combination of digital drawing and digital editing of what was clearly a 35mm photo at some point in time……

and the fact that it’s all taking place on the edge of a cliff????

game over. i’m in gerbilizing heaven……{{le sigh}}