We were so busy with cute cats and dogs that we have totally forgotten about marmots.
Marmots are actually large squirrels. In fact, they are the largest members of the squirrel family. As large rodents, they usually have short but robust legs, enlarged claws well adapted to digging, stout bodies and large heads and incisors to quickly process a variety of vegetation.
Looking at these photos will make you fall in love. Guaranteed.