How to clean a jar
Thursday December 30th 2010, 6:47 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

It ought to go in the recycling.  Hmm.

And your conscience would never let you just chuck it.  But you don’t want to clog your sink nor your plumbing with the last dregs of that natural, no-hydrogenated-anything-added almond or peanut butter. And you really don’t want to wait for the warm water on a cold day nor to muck up your hand and on down your arm by going into that thing trying to scrub it out (and then yourself). The thing is just plain messy.

To the tune of “You make me feel like a natural woman,” take it outside to a spot where the glass won’t likely get broken with it rolling around.

Ooh, smell those nuts! Where ARE they?

I counted six black squirrels a few minutes later, a record.  I got to watch fluffytail breakdancing moves: extreme lust mixed with a terrible fear of an unknown object that might pounce on them if they got too close.

I dunno, guys… Stop! Go back! I’ll handle this! *Sniff* leap! *sniff* tremble *sniff*

Hang on, I’m going in!!

And so we had bottled squirrel going on this morning, only the fluff of the tail showing out the top, just enough for the next squirrel to sneak up from behind and make it known it wanted a turn. EeeYOW! HEY!

My friend Karen was going, And you didn’t Youtube that?!

Okay, that’s a challenge.  So I ask you.  Just what could I do to the next bottle, now that they’ve gotten used to that one, to get that same kind of a reaction out of them? What kind of a squirrel toy would you set up?

(Oh, and, yes the jar is licked clean as expected: all except just inside the curve of the rim below the top. Couldn’t quiiiiite… But judging by the smears between their ears, they tried, clearly, they tried.)

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I wonder if there would be a way to suspend it like a bell – would the squirrels play the role of clapper?

Comment by twinsetellen 12.30.10 @ 8:35 pm

Oh yes…that would have been a great show! For next time? I think anything nutty would be a win win for y’all.

Comment by Ruth 12.30.10 @ 11:15 pm

Can’t wait for the Youtube squirrel version! Alternately, there is the doggy pre-wash that will probably take care of that little bit under the rim.

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 12.30.10 @ 11:34 pm

I LOVE it! What a fun treat for all of you. (And yeah. Video for the rest of us would have been grand…)

Comment by Channon 12.31.10 @ 5:55 am

i think i love you!

Comment by Tola 12.31.10 @ 8:40 am

Oh, that is hilarious! I can just picture it, especially when the second squirrel wanted its turn. And now the jar is clean enough to go into the recycle bin.

Comment by Don Meyer 12.31.10 @ 10:20 am

What a brilliant idea! Now I know what to do with our empty peanut butter jars. Thank you


Comment by Julia 01.01.11 @ 11:02 am

Maybe a different shaped jar?

Comment by Serena 01.01.11 @ 8:50 pm

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