And Baby Makes Three.

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CH found baby taking time to smell the wild violets. Too teeny to be out of the nest. No squirrel nest anyWHERE close and no squirrel Mom seen all day. Night is coming on and he is too teeny. Wandering cats will make short work of him. What now?

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Licking water off CH’s hand and arm. Frantic call made to Missouri Conservation Department. We know nothing about babies. Call wildlife rehabilitator specializing in squirrel babies and leave message. She never calls back.

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Baby is tired, weak and hungry. I am trying hard to not get attached. Baby set up in box for the night with water, black walnuts and cracked acorns. He drinks a little, eats some of the black walnuts and acorns. He misses what only Mom can give him. Wildlife rehabilitator lady still hasn’t called us. We get busy and google. He is doing much better πŸ™‚ He even took a daytrip yesterday with CH to The Mama’s house and shopped for cars. For The Mama. No more things on wheels needed Under the Oaks.

87 thoughts on “And Baby Makes Three.

  1. Omigaaaad! That is sooo cute! Poor baby squee. (Ok, not poor cause he’s under your care right now, but poor baby w/o his mama. 😦 )
    Waah, I can’t stop staring at that picture of him on CH’s arm…
    You guys are great, thank you. And thanks for sharing this with us. πŸ™‚

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  2. Well he’s perfectly adorable and so teeny! His Mom either met a fate of her own or just abandoned him for some reason….bless HIS tiny heart and YOURS too for saving him and trying to take care of him. Hopefully your local authorities will return your calls today! He’s obviously getting as attached to YOU all as you are to him. Precious.

    Pam and Sammy

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    1. We are trying not to handle him much. We have a new person to call today. I have a feeling he will help. He is crazy wild little thing with milk replacer in him! He has been buiding up his squirrely muscles on our four season porch all over the wicker furniture. It’s nuts here! Seriously πŸ˜€

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      1. Oh dearie me….I’m sure he’s feeling pretty darn good with a full belly! Good luck with the calls…I’m sure it’s a lot of work keeping up with the little booger!!

        Sammy (and Pam too!)

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    1. Good Morning Linda! This is our second squirrel that we have helped. We nursed an adult Fox Squirrel back to health, The Old Man who I write about here on the blog. We think this little guy could be his GreatGreat Great GrandSquirrel! We are learning,he is thriving on puppy milk replacer and acorns and black walnuts.

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  3. Lovely story. How nice of you to take care of him. Hope the wildlife rehabilitation lady calls soon, but it looks like she’s not that into it…

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    1. The wildlife gal is useless to us. We have a new person to try today. He is such a little fighter he deserves to make it. We will keep looking till we find someone or do it ourselves. He needs two more weeks of TLC. Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. how tiny. I have never seen such a sweet and tiny squirrel. I wonder where the mama squirrel lives? I sure hope this works out. We had a baby raccoon for a summer, We think the mother was killed. We took it to the SPCA. they had a program to re-introduce them into the wild.

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    1. Hi Maggie! We are trying every avenue we can to find a rehabilitator. No one wants a squirrel because he is not an endangered species. Not much help from any one. We will keep trying! Good for you with the raccoon. I would find that one intimidating πŸ™‚

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    1. Yep I will keep everyBODY updated. Conservation Center said they are not endangered and to put him out in the woods and let nature take its course. Easy for them to say. They don’t know about all the feral cats here, the neighbors cats that run loose and the coyotes and dogs. Bah! I can’t throw him out there in the BIGBIGBIG world.

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  5. Definitely not! He looks like he’ll make a great human-squirrel! Did google recommend what to feed him? That is the key thing I guess.
    And you’ll have to put up with being his playmate!
    You’ll love him to bits.
    Good luck with him!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. I left you a reply.
    IT IS SO FRUSTRATING!

    Writing from the Edge

    http://lorely-writingfromtheedge.blogspot.com/2012/03/while-hanging-in-charges-shirts-on-line.html

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  6. Let nature take its course? Hmmm we messed that one up when we allowed domestic cats to become feral. Pix I think its wonderful you want to help this squirrel. You and CH have hearts of gold. Our wildlife rehab people here are terrific. I will give you their number and they may be able to give you some advice. http://www.wildcareoklahoma.org/ 405.872.9338

    Keep us posted!

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    1. Christina we got the High Ridge location! They were super. Helped us with food, he needs some Cheerios, no nuts and the puppy milk replacer is good. They are going to take him!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much Christina! He is going to be going on a 2 and a half hour ride. We were working with a list the MO Conservation gave us~Totally useless.

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      1. That is wonderful Pix. I am so happy for this little guy. Helping an innocent is good for the soul yes? I am sending a big ole hug to you and to CH for being the kind of people you are. We need a lot more like you!

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        1. And people like you Christina. I don’t think we would have found the High Ridge location without you. Thank you. We were willing to go to St. Jo or St. Louis anywhere that would help him. We know High Ridge πŸ™‚ He is so full of his squirrely self this afternoon. CH went to get him Cheerios πŸ™‚ Thank you Thank you!

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    1. Yep we found a rehabilitation center that is going to take him! Christina from Rabid Tidbit blog found a link for us and we called and they said “sure”. He is going to be taking a 2 and a half hour ride! They called and checked on him tonight πŸ™‚

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  7. You and CH are such kindhearted people! So glad that you found a wildlife rehab for the adorable little critter. He’s so cute!

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  8. Aw what a cutie! Thank goodness you & CH are there to help it survive. I look forward to hearing an update. Your pictures are adorable of Baby. πŸ™‚

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  9. How sweet is this. So glad to hear that you are not getting attached! πŸ™‚ I am reminded of a story I read in school 100 years ago – more or less – about a racoon, Rascal.
     
    Anyhow, thanks for sharing.
     
    By the way, it is really me – pix & kardz. Am unfortunately unable to sign in that way when I’m using my cell phone 😦

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  10. Oh, what a sweet little baby! I hope you are successful in finding a rehab facility to take him — although it might be difficult for you to give him up. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh My Gosh! I found your blog somehow yesterday and came back to this comment being held for moderation since March 30th and realized you are the same person! Duh!! I kept getting a no file found alert, but there you are at a Rural Journal. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your blog and signed up for email subscription. I apologize for not getting this comment out here. Little Squee is a sweet little thing. He is safe and sound in a rehab and it wasn’t too difficult to let him go but we DID get attached πŸ˜€

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    1. We turned him over to the good people at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in High Ridge, Missouri yesterday(Friday)at 11:30am. He is with two other little gray squirrels about the same weight~TEENY! We didn’t have any trouble disengaging so happy we were for someone else to be responsible for getting him back in the world where he belongs. Well, there may have been a little tear slide down a cheek. We were on the road most of the day yesterday and I am still pooped. And we have be back on the road this morning to go to The Mama’s. I am pooped but so happy for little Mr. Squee!

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  11. Oh my, that is one tiny squirrel, I hope he/she is doing well. Raising a baby squirrel must require a lot of time and dedication. I just completed a feline fostering class, a newborn kitten who has lost it’s mother requires bottle feeding every two hours. I’m not sure, especially at my age, if I want to do the middle of the night feedings again. At this stage, I’m ready to open my home to the seniors! BTW did CH and CM buy a car? Keep us posted. Hugs, Julie.

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    1. Julie you would be such a great person to foster kitties! Good for you πŸ™‚ Squee needed to be bottle fed every four hours and we had him five days. We.Are.Pooped. The Mama did not buy a car. Yet. She narrowed it down to a Nissan Murano, GMC Acadia and a Honda CRV. All cars that her barely 4 foot self could see over the dash πŸ˜€

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  12. WOW. This is so cute and heart-warming. Nice pictures. I am smiling… πŸ™‚

    ..

    …..

    Oh, still SMILING. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

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    1. Hey GB! Sorry I am late on this comment. I have been pooped the last couple of days and I just didn’t see it. Also my inbox was FULL after not looking at mail for two days. He is doing well. He has two other teeny gray squirrels for company now πŸ™‚

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