The Release of Douglas... And The Sweet Surprise•
Posted on September 12 2018
As soon as I saw how happy our little boy was, my heart sank because I knew a new chapter was about to turn over. I pushed through those feelings and nestled into our hammock as I watched Douglas climb trees for the first time. He ran around the house a bit and when the feelings began to sink in, he ran to me, jumped onto the hammock and I gave him one last butt scratch. I saw him climb up in a near by tree and to my surprise, he had found another grey squirrel friend.
View the full VIDEO thread HERE.
PURE. JOY. Tears flooded my eyes as my little man scampered towards me. I swiftly picked up my Dougie and pulled him right into me. And to think just a few hours earlier, I had started to lose hope in ever seeing him again. I instantly brought him inside for loads of kisses and some snacks. Douglas looked so clean and healthy. He chomped down loads of almonds and a nutrition block. I couldn’t stop crying and rejoicing. My little man came back.
I kept him in his cage that afternoon for a cuddle date that evening. I loved and kissed on Douglas so much since then. I think our hearts really grew fonder after that week of being apart. I think Doug shares the same love and appreciation towards me… as I do him.
What I didn’t realize was how much you guys love Douglas and enjoy watching him through my Instagram stories. So many of you were so happy and sent so much love regarding his return. My heart truly overflows with so much appreciation for all the messages sent. I thought I would throw together some of the FAQ’s I’ve been receiving:
Q: Are you going to keep him inside now all the time?
A: After much thinking (and I still want to talk this over with my husband more), I think Douglas would be happiest having the freedom of outside. We will surely welcome him anytime he wants to stay but the healthiest/happiest choice FOR Douglas is for him to live like a squirrel outside and not be caged all the time.
Q: How did you get a pet squirrel?
A: I shared and dedicated an entire blog post HERE to that question.
Q: Will you bring Douglas inside when it starts to turn winter?
A: TBD but… I think so.
Q: How did you know it was Douglas?
A: I haven’t had many wild squirrels run up to me and climb up my leg… haha.
Q: Will you take Douglas with you when you guys move to the new house?
A: Absolutely. I think he can adapt anywhere he’s loved and I would love for him to experience a yard much larger.
Q: Is Douglas safe outside?
A: We live in a really great neighborhood without many predators. Our home is surrounded by large mature trees perfect for squirrels!
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