Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A New {temporary} Addition

Last Friday our tiny 4 lb chihuahua discovered, on two separate occasions, a baby squirrel. The Husband, who is generally at war with the squirrels, saved them from utter chihuahua destruction. And when faced with the overwhelming cuteness of this....

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decided to save them outright. Now we (really he) are parenting squirrels. After some research the Husband got them hydrated and warm so that there might be a chance the Mama squirrel would take them back even though their nest had been destroyed (but not by the chihuahua!) 

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On Saturday, once the babies were warm & dry attempts were made to get the Mama squirrel to take the babies back. The attempt was actually strapping the little nest the Husband made out of a clementine box high in a tree near the old nest. Unfortunately, the Mama had moved on.

The Husband is playing nursemaid to a pair of baby squirrels

On Sunday the Husband announced that they had names. Now you can meet Tauny (the girl)

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and Ray (the boy)

Ray (it's a boy) enjoys a little lunch Day 4 #squirrelbabies

Here's a few more cute pics because who doesn't want to see pictures of cute baby animals.

And this too #babysquirrel

And this #babysquirrel

Baby Squirrels, day 2: this

We will be squirrel parents for the next 2-1/2 months slowly transitioning them for their life in the wild. I don't really know the details of what that will be. I think the Husband doesn't want to freak me out all at once! Wish us luck!


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1 comment:

  1. I'm kind of terrified, but I'm kind of in love, too. They're so cute!

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