Well, it's official: The long holiday season has finally passed, concluding many weeks of nonstop merrymaking with friends and family. It's always sad to see the good times come to an end, and folks are probably feeling a bit like these baby squirrels - tuckered out from too much fun.
The "play, eat, sleep, repeat" lifestyle is one most responsible adults can't carry on for too long, but for these months-old youngsters, who were rescued after being separated from their mothers, it's all part of growing up.
"At this age they eat, play for a few minutes, then go to sleep until their next meal," Mary Cummins, president of the California wildlife rehab group Animal Advocates, told The Dodo. "We were also giving these guys formula while trying to get them to learn to eat soft food. Generally they get in their cuddle cup to sleep but these guys were too tired to make it."
Every year, Animal Advocates rescues hundreds of young animals and rears them until they're able to return to their rightful place outdoors. Fortunately, the squirrels in the photo above, taken last summer, have all since been successfully released back into the wild.