Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Birthday Squirrel

A quick post to say Happy Birthday to someone very, very special to me. Happy 5th Birthday Squirrelly! She typically gets a piece of her favorite food ever, chocolate covered marzipan, to celebrate the day..really!

We don't know her exact birthday but we figured out based on her size when we found her that she was born sometime in the first half of August, 2004. So she's five years old this month. Here's a video that I will cherish forever..they grow up so fast (especially when they are fuzzy babies!). This video marks a turning point where we actually got her to eat and she started to rehydrate. H is feeding her and I'm doing the camera and background comments! We're at this point really relieved because she (we mistakenly thought she was a "he" in the video) had been listless and not eating until this moment. When we found her she had a broken leg and was hungry, dehydrated and in shock. Her mom had been killed by a rat trap set out by a pest control company at my building. We suspect that Squirrelly ventured out of the nest in desperation, looking for her mom, only to fall out of the tree. We found her very ill and listless. However, after just two days, she was back to full health, her leg healed and full of adorable energy. She did the funniest wiggly motions when we bottle fed her. Watch the tail and the shadows of her paws on the table. So cute! I only wish I had a better camera back then!

4 comments:

Tara said...

Best video ever! Happy Birthday, dear Squirrely!

For the Love of Guava said...

Aww... you guys are the best! That seriously made me get choked up a little...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SQUIRRELLY and a HUZZAH to your AMAZING foster parents!

shellyfish said...

How terribly sweet! You two are the best parents ever! I love birthdays - any holiday/reason to celebrate, really! =)

Felicity said...

That is so unbelievably cute. I rescued a field vole once and nursed it back to health... it is such a wonderful feeling, isn't it!