scary squirrel world BEFORE TUFTY THERE WAS...

As most Patriots know, at the head of today's bushytail horde, the Squirrel Enforcement Army, is the infamous Tufty the Traffic Safety Squirrel.

Tufty burst upon the scene in the 1960's with his Tufty Club and it's manifesto of terror (see link below). But who preceded Tufty?

To answer that question we bring you...

before tufty, there was...

FRISKY THE SQUIRREL

Frisky the Squirrel dominated the scene from the late 1800's into the 20th century's first decade. The earliest copyright we could find was 1889 by the Mc Loughlin Bros., New York; the latest is 1904 by the same publisher (shown above).

Although Frisky's story was published with many different covers, the inside story was always the same: a young lad, Archie, meets a mysterious stranger in the forest. At the stranger's feet is an injured skwerl. Archie begs the stranger to spare the chitterbox's life. He does, and Archie takes the nutzy home.

Once home, Archie's oddly negligent Victorian parents allow him to keep the skwerl. He names it Frisky. Frisky commences to cause mayhem, runs away after Archie nearly crushes him to death in a skating accident, and stages a suprising return demanding tribute from Archie and his parents.

SCENES FROM FRISKY THE SQUIRREL
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COVERS

        

COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS FROM 1897 EDITION



COLOR PLATE VARIATIONS FROM OTHER EDITIONS

Even without reading the story, which is actually a long poem, you can easily see that Archie and his family were set up. First, by the mysterious stranger, who was undoubtedly a skwerlhugger disguised as a hunter; then by Frisky himself. For in the end, Frisky reduces the family to grovelling stooges attending to his every need.

Frisky's reign of terror spanned at least a 20 year period; then the maniacal skwerlball disappeared from public view. His current whereabouts are unknown...

"Free I am, and free I mean to be!" ~ Frisky the Squirrel

READER COMMENTS

I am looking at a copy of Frisky the Squirrel that my great, great grandfather received on Christmas in 1887 when he was ten. The cover is the second from the left. There are unprinted pages inside so that children can try to copy the illustrations. So you can see there must be an earlier copyright than 1889


Friskey was a darn idiot
THIS IS FRISKY IM IN A CAVE WITH OSAMEN BEN LADEN WE ARE SMOKING POT AND PLANNING ARE NEXT ATTACK ON THE PENTAGON IM VARRY ANTI GOVERMENT,OH AND SAY NO TO CRACK
It tough to say in our modern culture of the need for empirical data but one must conclude that it is our intuition that has brought us this far as a species. always rely on that nagging voice on the inside saying "it looks friendly, but it harbors horrible, horrible thoughts of consuming your children"
Frisky is one of the Squirrel Enforcement Army's elite recource collectors - His job is to feign injury to trick an unsuspecting human into bringing him home, then act all cute and cuddly so the mark will want to keep him around, enabling him to steal anything he can get his paws on to finance the SEA. When the human starts wondering what's happening to all his stuff, Frisky runs off as though yearning to be free, when all he's really yearning for is another mark.
Humans are meant to be toyed with. They've been tormenting animals for ages, so a little retribution is in order, at least...
That little girl with Archie is skwerl fishin'! She knows what to do with skwerls...
Frisky is just pretending to be cute. When the time has come, he will start a series of murdur on human beings.
Give me liberty or give me DEATH!
Naturally theis form of propaganda would eventually arise. This has been proven time and time agian in our own wars against various other parts of humanity. So naturally the Squirrels have been at the propaganda game a lot longer than thought possible, unfortunatel these cuddly creatures have won over too many of the human race. What is needed now is another movement towards Squirrel education for Humans to inform people of the true threat.
makes good cat food
thats what those yuppie victorian b's get; they ignore their child when he brings home a DANGEROUS, wild, and potentially rabid animal.
Frisky was nailed by a streetcar in Chicago after fixing the World Series.
Frisky is evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if you find him, send him to me.
Um, he's working for the government to throw down his usurper Tufty? maybe Tufty ate him? Who knows...
Death to the humans
spread carnage to all skwerl hunters
i am living in cave in new jersey where i feast on human flesh
~Frisky
long live frisky
This is the best story I've ever heard!!!!!!!!!
you seem to forget one important thing..squirells are good to eat,quite a treat really so try one!!!
Archie sounds like my kinda guy! Idle rich, judging by the family observatory solarium, and household servant. Natty dresser. I just LOve LOve LOve that Little Lord Fauntleroy look! Do you know if he's still single, or did he marry that silly cow in the hideous red hat? Give him my eddress, will ya, Cletus?
if my son brought home a stupid squirrel, he'd be toast (the squirrel, yummmmmm!)

 

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