Re: adopted 4 babies yesterday!
this has been a worrying weekend..the squirells chewed a hole in their crate..this was friday night..took me a hour to fix it. then sun morning they had chewed 2 more holes in it..wouldnt be so bad but we rent and we cant take the chance they would damage the room or house. SO..we set the crate out sunday morning..within 15 minutes all 4 were out of sight in the woods.. we left crate, just in case they came back.....along about 8 pm I checked and 2 were back..they were not recptive to being brought in so had to leave them out..I really worried as I could see they were cold...
Monday morning went out and put food in and extra peanuts...also added several old t-shirts for them to bundle up in. went and got some duck tape and cardboard to block off most of the air holes..to keep wind from blowing through and help keep them warmer...checked around 9 pm and again at least 2 were back..they had made use of the extra t-shirts and looked to be warmer and in a better mood..we decided to leave them out..
this morning went and added food and changed water..they were already out and about..we decided we would maintain the crate for them till they no longer come back..and maintain feed all through the winter for them.
i didnt realize how attached to them I had become..we did not spend a lot of time handleing them as we didnt want them to bond strongly to us..a hr in the morning and again a hr in the evening..they are not afraid of wife and I but neither can we just walk up and handle them..strangers they hide from so guess that part of the plan worked...still worry about them as the storm (sandy) had brought some wind and cold air to us. mid to high 30's at night.
high 50's to mid 60's daytime. wind chill monday night was 29....
SIGH! feels like whem our real kids left home...wonder and worry..but this is worse as I find my self scanning the trees and woods for them as I walk the dogs..so close but not to be found...
unless we find one or two just keep comming back this will be the end on this thread..The good Lord allowed these babies to enrich our live for such a short time..but guess he was telling us it was time to let them finish becoming real squirrels..
thank you all for your comments and support...say a little prayer for them to make it through the winter. and please join us in thanking the Lord for his Blessings in allowing us to have a part of his creatures life.
As I get Older, I have come to understand why our Founding Fathers chose our countrys motto to be "IN GOD WE TRUST", somehow they knew in the future WE would come to the point that WE COULD NO LONGER TRUST THE ONES WHO RUN IT!
Last edited by hunter29180; 10-30-2012 at 09:03 AM..