Being born in the wild is nothing unusual if you’re a squirrel. But imagine being born in someone’s bedroom. It sounds insane, but that’s how the relationship between a man and one squirrel got started. One day, a man walked into his home and found something unusual in his bed. It turns out that a mother squirrel had built a nest on his bed using dried pines and twigs. Eventually, the squirrel gave birth to two babies. But despite her best intentions, she never returned to look after her babies. This cost one of the squirrels its life, and left the other at the mercy of humans. What happened next was heartwarming!They were adorable, but he was beside himself. He had no idea what to do, so he reached out for help.
They took the squirrels and tried reuniting the babies with their mother, but their efforts proved futile.
It became clear that the mother had no intention of coming back for her cute and chubby youngster.
Unfortunately, her outcome wasn’t looking any better than her late sibling, but there was still hope.
Christina and Michael were wildlife gurus who decided to step in and adopt the little one as their own.
The now two-year-old Eastern gray squirrel managed to survive thanks to Christina and Michael.
Thumbelina’s mom never returned, and she had lost her sister, so she had no interaction with squirrels.
Most wild animals are able to figure things out on their own, but it took Thumbelina a little longer.
Thumbelina got used to drinking milk from the bottle, so it took a while for her to warm up to nuts.
Unlike others her age, Thumbelina would prefer to sit rather than climb, and she loved to snuggle too.
In lieu of running, she preferred to walk, and she didn’t like climbing or jumping, which was really odd.
Her human family tried to get Thumbelina to interact with other squirrels, but she simply refused.
Whatever animal people saw her as, she definitely didn’t consider herself a squirrel, not one bit.
How many squirrels do you know that are into cosplay or would be willing to dress up as a lobster?
She’s safe and happy with her mom and dad, but on occasion, she can be quite the troublemaker too.
She’s an indoor gal. So, she’s not a fan of the outdoors, especially when the weather gets very cold.
Vacuum cleaners are the noisy enemy, and she prefers avocado, arugula, and sugar snap peas for food.
Thumbelina is gorgeous. Why don’t squirrels make a nest on our beds? Now we want one just like her.