Yes I got the joke. I prefer to inform/educate in my posts.
September 11, 1803
Observed a number of enormus squirrils, thought at first to be dogs, swiming the Ohio and universally passing from the W. to the East shore they appear to be making to the south; perhaps it may be mast or food which they are in serch of but I should rather suppose that it is climate which is their object as I find no difference in the quantity of mast on both sides of this river it being abundant on both except the beach nut which appears extreemly scarce this season, the walnuts and Hickory nuts the usual food of the squirrell appears in great abundance on either side of the river — I made my dog take as many each day as I had occation for, they wer fat and I thought them when fryed a pleasent food — many of these squirrils wer black, they swim very light on the water and make pretty good speed —
Here's the one I want. Brindle coloring is awesome.