Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wilbur the Chunky Monkey isn't so little anymore...

Wilbur is such a good baby and will soon be off into the wild.  Although he isn't so chunky anymore.  He has grown up with quite the distinction though.  One I haven't seen before.  This brown baby has a grey tipped tail!  Yup, he sure does.  That's how I keep him apart from all the rest.  I will be posting some pics soon so watch for the updates.  He is doing well and going through the weaning process right now (which none of them like).  He does love his walnuts and his fruits but not his veggies too well!  Kinda reminds me of children.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A new chapter...

I thought this day would never come.  Today was the day my baby boy left for boot camp.  Ugg!  Our day started out with family & friends gathering for a farewell breakfast for Austin.  It was so good to have everyone there.  Our time together was filled with great conversation and lots of laughter.  I couldn't have asked for a better way to start the day.  Our day was short as we had to say our good-byes about 1:45pm.  Do I need to mention that I was literally a blubbering idiot.  Everyone around me held it together but me.  Maybe that's just because I'm the moma!  None the less I am so very excited for the new chapter in life that my son is venturing into.  I am so very proud of the choice he has made.  Now, it will be more exciting to see the new young man that my son will be.   My hubby pointed out to me that we are officially empty nesters.  I don't like it already and it's only been a couple of hours.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wilbur...the chunky monkey of the bunch...

Jeff, Dani & Lindsey,
This is your little baby Wilbur!  Do you remember what he looked like when you dropped him off to me?  Pink, chubby, clammy and yet a little ball of sweetness.  Can you believe that it's only been since Aug. 22nd when you brought him to me.  Well he is still eating well and he is growing quite fast.  I like it when they grow fast because then that means they don't have to stay the long dreaded winter with me.  As much as I would like to keep him we can't because they are not pets.  But, nonetheless this little one is doing wonderful and hopefully you will see him soon. 
I am sorry that I haven't been able to send updates as often as I'd like to because I have been so busy with baby squirrels.  Currently we have 18 babies! 

Little Jack update...

Little Jack is such a cool little squirrel.  I thought for sure that I would not like him by now because normally the reds are biters.  Well he is actually a nibbler.  He hasn't got me yet but then again....I don't give him that chance.  Jack does sometimes lose his balance on his limb and will start to fall.  He is pretty good about catching himself.  He is quick~!  And I mean QUICK!  He can leap from the sides of the cage to another so fast.  I knew in the beginning when he had is tail removed that he would do just fine without it.  He is completely weened and should be released.  However, Jack's roomie has quite the issue going on and we are not sure what it is.  We have to wait until after the holiday weekend before he can see the doctor.  Once the roomie is good then we'll release Jack.  Neither should be alone so this is why we do this.  Below is a picture of Jack.  I think that he is absolutely beautiful.  He has this rich orange/red fur and great big eyes.

Jack will be released in Hudsonville where he will be very happy.  There is a garden of goodness already planted!

A little something about us...

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Kentwood, Michigan, United States
My husband and I have been together for twenty two years now and are still just as happy as we were in the beginning. We have similar interests and one in particular is that we love animals and taking care of them. Mike and I volunteer our time with our local Wildlife Rehab Center (WRC) rehabbing squirrels mostly. Baby squirrels are so adorable and a rare site to most. We have two wonderful children. Which most of the time they totally think their mom is a weirdo. LOL:)

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