The siege is over. SquirrelWatch 2007 has ended. Daniel Boone (a.k.a. my husband Tim), managed to corral our little guest into the trap. He didn't whimper or snarl as I thought he might--and the squirrel was fine, too.
Tim released it about a mile away from the house. No one (human or rodent) was hurt in today's incident. Now just the bigger question remains: how did a squirrel get into the house in the first place?
Thanks for your squirrel stories and offers to let me borrow your dogs!