This, that and our new Baby
by, 03-20-2012 at 07:54 AM (1087 Views)
I realize that I've been MIA for a few days, sharing very few freebies and recipes, I though I'd share the reason why! In addition to spending time getting the garden ready and adding a few more plants and projects to our already sprawling garden area, I've also been taking care of a baby.
Not just any baby, mind you, a baby squirrel that was brought home by a neighbors dog. This sweet little baby needs to be fed every 5 hours on the dot around the clock and let me tell you, having been out of the baby business for a few years (my guys are teenagers!), it's been a strange adjustment for me.
Over the years I've (mistakenly) followed the advice in books that were written for wildlife rehabilitation only to discover that the advice was quite wrong and more often than not, deadly.
Several of them recommend feeding puppy or kitten replacement formulas (which are toxic, btw) to orphaned animals such as squirrels, rabbits, etc.
What truly works and is a complete Food is whole cows milk that has been scalded with vitamin E added. I'll share more details later, but for now, here is our thriving infant who we've named "Chewy":
Now, I'm off to work!