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    yes bump bump bump.
    Think would you put a lamb in a room with a lion?
    A cat in a room with a mouse?
    A wolf with a rabbit?
    Dogs & cats need to be far away from squirrels for sure!!!!

    Its like the story of the scorpion and the frog

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scorpion_and_the_Frog
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    "In the midst of our lives we must find the magic that makes our souls soar."
    My sweet Scooter, my darling Hami... YOU brought that magic in my life. You've changed the way I see all things around me now and, because of you, I want to be a better person. This is not goodbye, my sweethearts. You be at peace, your work here on earth is done now and you can enjoy your freedom. We'll meet at the Bridge again some day... and I will always love you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndHandRanchRescue
    yes bump bump bump.
    Think would you put a lamb in a room with a lion?
    A cat in a room with a mouse?
    A wolf with a rabbit?
    Dogs & cats need to be far away from squirrels for sure!!!!

    Its like the story of the scorpion and the frog

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scorpion_and_the_Frog


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    B-U-M-P..
    PLEASE --Be CAUTIOUS...to a fault ...I lost a baby squirrel to a small...single , puncture wound from a friendly dog...
    It does not take a brutal attack to end a squirrels chances at living.

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    when i am home my eyes are always on all of my animals and kids so i know what is going on. when i am not home, the dogs( 2 teacup chihuahuas) and the cat are locked up.

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    It's been a long time since this thread was bumped. Even though it's a sticky, some newer members may not see it. I know this if the first time I've ever seen it and I'm not even sure how I came across it. Hoping this shows up in everyone's New Posts feed!

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    GOOD BUMP, for sure. Read, and beware. You cannot trust predators and prey together, nomatter how cute...or how old.....or how "well trained".
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    Exactly! I adore my German shepherd Breezy but I would never allow her around my babies...I cringe when I see videos people post on youtube of their dogs "playing" with small wildlife....one false move and the little one pays the price
    Make the world a better place...one animal at a time



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    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
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    I had to take a broken squirrel to the vet today to be euthanized thanks to a husky who found him in the yard and was "just playing with him".
    Godspeed little one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    I had to take a broken squirrel to the vet today to be euthanized thanks to a husky who found him in the yard and was "just playing with him".
    Godspeed little one...
    Run free little one

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    I had to take a broken squirrel to the vet today to be euthanized thanks to a husky who found him in the yard and was "just playing with him".
    Godspeed little one...
    See my wild squirrel adventures in the thread "Squirtle's yard!":
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...quirtle-s-Yard!

    See the sisters Pip and Nip!
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...-(Pip-and-Nip)!

    Loving dad to Sir Max, 2017-2018. There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    I had to take a broken squirrel to the vet today to be euthanized thanks to a husky who found him in the yard and was "just playing with him".
    Godspeed little one...

    Rest in Peace
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    So sorry SammysMom sorry lil wild your life was cut way too short
    Make the world a better place...one animal at a time



    The Peace of Wild Things
    BY WENDELL BERRY
    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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    R.I.P. little one

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    Noooooo I'm so sorry Sammy's Mom. It is so hard when our only role is to help them pass. I'm glad he had you.

    Hugs.
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    Where is the paper clip so I can attach a picture?

    Quote Originally Posted by lilidukes View Post
    WARNING, WARNING, WARNING

    Many of you have read about the devastation in our home earlier this week. If not you need to.
    http://www.thesquirrelboard.com/foru...ad.php?t=28698

    Do you allow your pets (dogs/cats) to be in the same room as your squirrel(s)??? If so please rethink it. Ours were not. We truly believed our rehab kids were safe. 4 beautiful small lives were lost in a matter of minutes. Thank God they were the only ones in that room that day or I believe others might have been lost to. Please take this warning to heart very seriously. Our dogs moved furniture and toppled a very large, very heavy cage to do what they did.

    3 of our young dogs are leaving us, we are keeping a 4lb Chihuahua mix and a big old dog who only eats and sleeps. Again our hearts are broken but a choice had to be made. I have no trust left in me with these dogs. I now fear they will full heartedly hunt my releases. My squirrels are first in my life. My loves, joy and passion.

    I post this not looking for hugs and sympathy, what my purpose is to make each and every member and guest of TSB with a squirrel(s) in their homes to reevaluate where their squirrel(s) are kept in proximity to their pets.

    I beg you not to think that this could never happen to you too.

    Lisa & Kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog View Post
    Where is the paper clip so I can attach a picture?
    Hello from City Island, Bronx neighbor. When you open the box to "Reply to Thread", the first row of icons on top of the box will have a paperclip to attach pix. However, it doesn't look much like a paperclip -- it looks like a gas pump
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