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Default  Posted: 11:54 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

...didn't make it.

Got home from work Friday and found him in the driveway. Took him the vet clinic as fast as I could. They told me they call squirrels this young "little pinkies". When I called back to check they told me there was nothing they could do for him.

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Default  Posted: 11:58 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

thought this was a puppy at first. Nice of you to take a squirrel to the vet...not sure I would have.

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Default  Posted: 11:58 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

Very sad.

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Default  Posted: 6:22 AM, August 12th (Monday)

Awwww. So sorry he didn't make it.

I have raised "fuzzy" rats by hand. They are just past the pinkie stage. Eyes and ears still closed though.

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Default  Posted: 7:56 AM, August 12th (Monday)

(((little pinkie)))

That was really wonderful and caring of you to bring the little one to the vet. I'm so sorry.

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Default  Posted: 8:27 AM, August 12th (Monday)

Thanks. I just couldn''t leave him there. I wasn''t surprised he didn''t make it since he apparently fell out of a tree, but I was hoping the vet would be able to help.

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Default  Posted: 8:33 AM, August 12th (Monday)

Good on you for trying mate.

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Default  Posted: 1:33 PM, August 12th (Monday)

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Default  Posted: 4:50 PM, August 12th (Monday)

Poor Pinkie...

Nice to know there are good people in the world tho... Glad you had the heart to try.

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Default  Posted: 12:07 AM, August 13th (Tuesday)

Poor little thing. It was so kind of you to try and help him.

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Default  Posted: 3:29 AM, August 13th (Tuesday)

I'm so sorry pinkie didn't make it.

I have a very special place in my heart for squirrels.

I have had two. The first was a grey squirrel who was orphaned during Tropical Storm Fay. He was older than a pinkie but still a a baby. We called him Stormy.

Later, I adopted a southern flying squirrel. They really are amazing creatures.

Thank you for your efforts to save pinkie. What a sweet little babe.

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