Splooting.

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Remember the picture I posted 10 days ago?

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My nemesis, momma red squirrel… doing what I assumed was chilling on the grass near our kitchen landing?

As it turns out, she wasn’t chilling.

She was splooting.

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While I’ve always believed I have a well rounded vocabulary, splooting has been noticeably absent.

Until now.

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The fur on their bellies is thinner than the rest of their body so in essence, they’re performing a heat dump.

Splooting.

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of learning a new ludicrous word.

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23 thoughts on “Splooting.”

    1. Just when did this word come into common usage? While I might agree such poses need a word to describe them, I would certainly not choose “splooting” to describe that action. It sounds demeaning to me. I can just see Ally lying spread-eagled on her tummy with a sign above and behind her reading “WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? I’M JUST SPLOOTING!”
      No, this is a natural position, and needs a regal label, such as “squirrel chilling”!

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  1. I’ve never heard of that term before, but I’ve seen plenty of splooting squirrels before. I remember one summer day in the park they were laying flat all over the walking trails. Just see to it Mama Red’s splooting doesn’t become splatting….

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