John said one of rock squirrel's favorite foods is new mesquite shoots. This one seems to really enjoy watermelon. This is the first thing I've tried him (yes, him) on besides milk & water. He seemed to think it was just fine, & managed to eat a pretty good sized piece before he keeled over in a dead sleep. He seems lethargic to me, although I have no idea how little rock squirrels normally behave, maybe all they do is eat & sleep. If so, he is being very typical.
Yesterday afternoon we managed to get everyone fed, Mocha & Tucker loaded & got on the road at 4:10........!!!! We were shooting for 4:00, so that was pretty good. In all our planning we did forget about the one hour ahead in New Mexico, so instead of getting in around 8, it was about 9:30 their time. They were anxiously waiting for us, we unloaded Tucker & Mocha, they were headed to their pens & the geese started honking. Mocha decided she didn't need to go any further & planted her feet. Of course she planted her feet, guess what Tucker did? We cajoled, we pushed, we tried bribery. Just about the time Mocha would decide, to maybe move a foot, one of the geese would honk..........Grrrrr......!! Finally Tucker got a little antsy about just standing there, showed a little interest in moving. Claude & I literally dragged him into the pen, with Mocha not far behind. Whew! Usually they are right in your hip pocket, I wonder what they thought of the geese this morning in the light of day? LOL They will be sharing a fence with the geese, so they better get use to them.
We said our good-byes & headed home. I had taken the squirrel with us, so I could feed him. On the way home I got a brilliant idea. I've heard of people putting little critters in their bras to keep them warm. He didn't seem to care for the air conditioning in the truck, so I took him out of his cage & plopped him in between my boobs. He snuggled right down & except for the tiny little claws it wasn't as weird as I thought it would be. I read about a woman one time that literally hatched some type of bird by carrying the eggs around in her bra. Now THAT is dedication, can't imagine how she kept from breaking the eggs.
Haven't heard from January yet today, about how Mocha & Tucker are doing, I would imagine she's too busy playing with them. She already had friends lined up to come a see them, so maybe they are having a party.......!!!! LOL Should be a great home for them, & I'm thrilled they could stay together & grow up together, since Mocha was only 26 months old when Tucker was born.
Didn't take the camera since I knew it would be dark when we got there, but hopefully January will take some pictures & send them to me.