We spent Saturday at home, cleaning. Al got his truck washed and we started on the motor home. We decided to just tackle the right side. We washed it and put on some instant spray-on wax (Meguires) to shine it up. It looks pretty good, now we just need to get to the other 3 sides!
Later in the day, some movement outside caught my eye. When I looked out, I saw a tiny baby squirrel laying on the ground. There are lots of hawks around here, so he needed help.
He didn’t even have his eyes open, and didn’t appear to have been injured.
Evidently he fell from the palm tree on our site. An adult squirrel was around, but didn’t make any effort to try and retrieve him. I didn’t know if a squirrel could carry their babies in their mouths like cats do. The hawk was around, so we knew he’d be killed if we didn’t do something. I do not believe in letting nature take its course….not if I can help it! The nest was up too high for Al to try to put him back in the nest. He would be much better off if his mother could raise him, but that wasn’t to be. I called a local animal rescue and found an emergency veterinarian where we could drop him off. The wildlife rescue group will raise him and release him back into the wild. Since I had no idea what to feed him, we took him there and made a small donation. Hopefully he will lead a long and happy life.
***I was almost ready to post this blog, I got up to get some coffee, and took a quick look out the window..looking for another baby squirrel, ….and guess what? Yep, another baby squirrel laying on the ground under the palm tree!
We heard another baby crying last night. We are now thinking something must have happened to the mother, and he was getting hungry.
So, off we go again, back to the animal emergency center to drop off squirrel number 2.
Today is the anniversary of the tragic day that our blogger friends Bruce and Margie , were so tragically killed. I still think of them often. It was such a senseless and tragic loss. They are still missed. Rick posted a nice tribute to them in his blog today. Rest in Peace Bruce, Margie, and Annie the Schnauzer.