Tinklebelle

We are heading back to the Virginia posts after the break for prom. I believe I may have mentioned that Mrs. Schmenkman loves almost all of God’s furry creatures. She is a certified rehabber (is that a word?) and rescues, raises, and releases whatever comes her way. This spring she found herself mothering a baby squirrel, Tinklebelle.

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I guess after a spell the babies get strange and no longer claim the humans as their mama’s. She seems to be a special squirrel because she still loves Schmenky.

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She is also quite the poser. She seemed wary of me, but not afraid.

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A couple times a day Schmenk walks through her yard down to the potting area in her backyard where she kept the release cage. I guess that’s how you release a squirrel back into the wild, leave the cage door open so they can be in there if they want. That is the cage behind her.

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She walks down there calling her name and the squirrel scampers out from wherever she was. Up in the trees, down the hill, on top of the potting shed.

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She gets a handful of walnuts for a treat.

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And she is all over Schmenky like white on rice.

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She is so cute!

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Helping.

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Sometimes she would go and bury them for later. She is an excellent bury-ier. She even tamps it down to bury more efficiently.

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She hung around even when she was finished eating.

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I think she is a ham-bone.

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Or at least a rare squirrel model.

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2 Comments

  1. June 5, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    These are adorable! Plus, you always wear the BEST shirts!

  2. Cindy Stratton said,

    June 5, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    She’s the squirrel whisperer!


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