Funny I picked a squirrel as the totem animal for January 2011. That is all I have seen since I woke up the morning of the new year. A reminder not to overwork myself and play more.
The squirrel is quick to solve puzzles, reserve essential energy while planning its food supply and balance its actions with emphasis on rest while being still. The squirrel always has time to play, often during work hours. Overall balance between work, play, gathering and planning is achieved while trusting everything will work out.
(image from the January design of the 2011 INK+WIT Calendar)