Well, I’ll be…

This exists.  No really… someone in the 1940s took it upon themselves to nurse an orphaned squirrel into what can only be compared to Paris Hilton’s purse dog with fancy outfits and special day trips to the butcher.  Thanks LIFE magazine for filling in for the internet before it existed–how else would we have been able to see the crazies of yore?  Though I do say ol’ chap, I rather imagine this woman would revel in her ability to make even more special squirrel dresses with all the internet tutorials out there these days.

DO make it a point to click through to the LIFE blog post and enjoy the entire slide-show of squirrel fashions.