George Holt was working on a traffic pole above a busy intersection in Denver, when he discovered two squirrels who had fallen from their nest. Unable to bare the thought of leaving them, George brought the two helpless animals to his home.
George’s wife, Patty, was eager to care for the babies and get them healthy. That’s when she started recording the cute little pair for their “Baby Squirrel Project,” and what followed is something they never saw coming.
When George Holt took these abandoned baby squirrels home, they were just a few days old.
George and his wife Patty named them Fred and Ginger, and got to work nursing the pair back to health.
Their dog, Jiggs, took a liking to the new members of his household!
George and Patty used the internet to find all sorts of tips for raising the squirrels. Daily routines included lots of feedings and warm baths.
Ginger sure loved dinnertime…
…and nap time.
After a month, they were both growing quickly and doing great!
Fred and Ginger had both moved on to solid food.
After two months, they were up and jumping. But it was getting close to time to say goodbye for George and Patty.
After 70 wonderful days, they brought Fred and Ginger to the Squirrel Creek Lodge outside Denver, where they were released.
In the end, saying goodbye was quite the bittersweet affair for George and Patty.
There’s nothing quite like seeing rescuers release animals back into the wild. While they’re losing a small part of their family, they know that their furry friends are finally where they belong!
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