Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Uuhhh...So Did I Mention We Have A Pet Squirrel?

Her name is Gracie.
She was found a week before school started under the huge pine tree in our front yard. 
My little girl "rescued" her (Moooommmmmmm there's a baby animal and it's still alive!!!)
and she does the perfect imitation of me and how I responded when she found her ....
We figured she was about 2 weeks old and was about dead
but thanks to Google, of course a whole lot of Dr. Pepper (for me that is) and kitten formula feedings every 2 hours, we now have a pet squirrel who does "stinketh" up our home. 
Yeah, is that a word?
She is horrifically spoiled, has traveled 8 hours in a car up to Seattle and back and has
made everyone who's met her fall madly deeply in love with her!
Of course none of the kids in my daughter's kindergarten class believe her as she tries to enchant them with the delightful daily stories of Gracie the squirrel,
so here's our Valentine creation for the Inquiring Minds who want to know
what life with a pet squirrel is like!
I was inspired by Alissa over at 24-7-365
She did the cutest photo Valentine's for her kids! 
 I haven't been able to get the idea out of my head, I just loved it!
This was the first time we've made "Homemade" Valentines.  We had so much fun putting these together! 
 My daughter helped lay everything out, I glued, she glitter glued, she signed them and I taped on the treats. 
We just used Picasa to whip these out!
 My hubby says we are silly
and of course I had to very last minute make some up for me
with the help of Scrapblog to add the funny disguises for a little party I get to go to! 

 Yes, we really are nuts for Gracie the squirrel!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!


  1. seriously?? That is so cool! I am an animal lover and that sounds exactly like something I'd be doing....raising a squirrel. I'm secretly jealous. Gracie is adorable!

  2. That is the cutest/funniest thing I've ever seen! How awesome to rescue the little thing! And not to mention, what a great family story to pass on! That is too sweet! Oh and the Valentines are great too!:)
    Rebekah @allthingzrelated

  3. She is just precious! Love the pic on the cute cards!

  4. Aw, Gracie is so stinkin' cute!!! I wanted a pet 'flying' squirrel when I was little, but settled for a guinea pig instead. I hope my little girl gets the opportunity to have an interesting pet. You're a good mommy for saving that squirrel!! ;)

  5. I wanna see more pics in the future of your new addition to the family! I loved the progression of photos from the time you found her till now! She is adorable! I've heard of people who foster parent squirrels, fawns, and such. Never was lucky enough to do that myself. I am in awe of your precious little squirrel. I love her name too!

  6. Wow! I hopped over from Kimba's because of that awesome pillow (I'm thinking the same technique on a canvas is going to be in the works for my wall!!!). Love all the pics of yourr squirrely friend. We tend to rag on them a lot in my home since they destroy our bird feeders, but yours seems to be a darling. How cute!

  7. Oh my gosh! This is the funniest post ever. I'm still smiling! I can't believe you have a pet squirrel! I mean, does he know he is a squirrel? Does he not have his wild and wooly ways about him? I'm thinking you are just about the best mom ever for this one. The valentines cards are absolutely fantastic. So much fun! Best wishes to one and all :) Tammy

  8. What a cute pet! I can't believe she is so domesticated or that you raised her from a baby! Your valentines are cute!

  9. BTW, do you guys think you would be interested in doing a guest post for us sometime?

  10. ha! ha! gracie really is a cutie! i love the homemade valentines. super cute.

  11. Petit bonjour de France, vous remercier pour toutes les belles choses que nous Venons de voir, mon mari, ma petite fille et moi-même sur votre blog!
    vos créations Sont Magnifique et L'histoire du petit écureuil très attendrissante!
    A très bientôt, famille et sa petite miette

  12. That is so sweet! I still have a big smile. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I want you as my mommy! I always wanted to raise every wild animal I found... my mom was not an animal lover, so the bunnies and such weren't allowed! :)

    LOVED this post and the Valentine's were very creative.

    Happy Creating!
    seven thirty three - - - a creative blog


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