November 3, 2010
Two squirrels live across the Grand Canyon from each other. They are both tassel-eared squirrels. The Abert’s squirrel lives on the South Rim and has a white belly. (See photo above) The Kaibab squirrel lives on the North Rim and has a jet-black belly. They both have frosty white tails. What is interesting is Kaibab squirrels do not live anywhere else in the world. Sorry, we did not visit the North Rim so I don’t have a photo of a Kaibab squirrel but there is a wonderful children’s book Rascal, The Tassel-Eared Squirrel that is sold by the Grand Canyon Association www.grandcanyon.org that describes the life cycle of tassel-eared squirrels. The book was written by Sylvester Allred and illustrated by Diane Iverson.
Chris is going to be adding Christmas Cards and other Holiday items this week to the Cafe Press Store. We are planning a Pre-Holiday sale starting the 13th for three days. Get ready to load up.
A new shipment of Austin’s DVDs, The Molly Story, a documentary is expected to arrive this Wednesday. www.austin4media.com Help send Austin to college; all the profit goes into his college fund. He is working on year three. Austin is 17 and a high school senior. The City Counsel of San Marcos is going to honor him November 9th for his work and his contribution to the San Marcos Community Foundation. Austin was responsible for the Molly Watcher’s Picnic held in San Marcos which raised about $3,000 for the Foundation’s Wildlife Conservation and Promotion Fund.
If you would like to order Molly and McGee, photography by Carlos Royal, visit Mollythelowlbooks.com or if you would like a photo book of the Second Clutch then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject line “Second Clutch.” According to Eric he has received about 800 emails. We need a 1,000 orders to be able to print this new book. Eric will make the decision on November 15th.
Carlos, Donna and Austin