Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel | Um, Why?

Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel | Um, Why?

No, seriously... why?

I was digging around online, trying to see what was going on in the area the next few weekends when I came across the Michigan Home and Garden Show. Yea. It's always fun to get out of the snow and experience spring just a little bit early, right? I was excited. Images of forsythia and lilacs danced in my head. I was daydreaming about patio stone styles and wistfully thinking about Trex decking products when I saw that Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel would be performing.

Yes. He/she/it is the headline entertainment for the show. Oh, Michigan. How low have we sunk? Is this truly entertainment? The PETA implications notwithstanding, why would you want to see a squirrel in waterskis? Does that sound interesting to you?

We gave the world The Supremes and The Temptations. Madonna and Bob Segar. Eminem and Kid Rock. We gave our best and yet, at the Michigan Home and Garden Show, we get Twiggy? I am at a loss. I am confused. I am horrified!

Not to mention, who in their right mind would think to themselves, “Hey, I know what we can do today. Let’s catch us a squirrel and teach it to waterski. Now, that would be funny. We can make millions. Those dumb*sses in Michigan would pay big bucks to see that.”

To his (or her?) credit, Twiggy actually has a cult following, a YouTube channel and a website. If you log on, you can see his tour schedule for the 2012 season (is there a season for waterskiing squirrels or are they referring to hunting season?), information about water safety for the younger fans and links to his sponsors. Yes, he has real, live sponsors. I wonder if Twiggy tweets … too much?