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  • Rocky is really doing good and will be ready for freedom soon. In one of the pics below you can see where I put a plank up to the big tree from where his patio hut is so Buddy can't get him, not that I'm sure he would but don't want to chance it. I actually think that Buddy might be realizing that I like Rocky and would not want him hurt. But I don't want Rocky thinking that dogs are friendly., so I have kept them very separated except on warm days when I have Rocky in his patio cage/hut which is up high enough so Buddy can't get his nose bit.,ha. I've scolded Buddy for hang out around the cage but he seems to want to stay near it almost like he is protecting Rocky. He also sometimes lays by the door to the room in the house where I keep Rocky at night. This evening just as it was getting dark I took a pic (sorry for the bad lighting) of Buddy lying just out of sight of Rocky as if he knows just where he can be without letting Rocky see him. Rocky hides when he sees Buddy so that is a good thing.

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    • That's a clever ramp to the tree. I'm glad you're getting ready to release Rocky to his elements and I feel somehow he'll remember you and how you rescued him
      Karen A/Publicist

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      • I hope Rocky transitions to the wild ok. He really shouldn't trust people either. Too many people don't like squirrels.
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        • I agree, most folks don't like them, but I don't think any of my neighbors kill them and he should stay fairly close, so hopefully nobody will hurt him. There are a lot of them around here but they don't cause to many problems for folks, not many gardeners. But they will get in attics which is what I figured out about where Rocky came from. His mom had a nest above my garage but moved her litter and left Rocky. Not sure if she was coming back for him or not. The nest was pretty much gone with just a few leaves scattered around. Being the last baby to be transferred to the new nest leaves that baby alone and wanting to find his family. If she takes too long to come back for the last one it can wander out and fall. Mom usually finds them but sometimes not. Rocky found the way out, to the rain gutter which he followed to the downspout that he fell down just a few feet away from me. I didn't figure out where he came from till the next day while I was still wondering about it. I saw the downspout and thought maybe he came out of it, then saw a hole under a shingle near the rain gutter above it, then I went in the attic and saw the leaves as proof.

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          • I still have Rocky, because of what I read about release timing as far as winter. Hoping for an early spring so he can go free in warmer weather., he's ready, but I'm not. He is so much fun to play with, so loving and playful. He would play continuously for hours if I wanted to. It will be very hard to let him go but I have to keep reminding myself that it's best for him.
            Here's a little playtime vid> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryU2psV-hHU
            I'm reducing the playtimes as per info I've read. He needs to "wild up" as it is called before release. Less human contact. But it is so hard not to play with him when I can see how much he stills wants to.
            Here you can see how much he loves my fingers> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laNKkdQIk3s

            About the only time he is still enough to get a pic is when he eats.
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            Last edited by DaytonA; 01-13-2018, 11:21 PM.

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            • Originally posted by DaytonA View Post
              I still have Rocky, because of what I read about release timing as far as winter. Hoping for an early spring so he can go free in warmer weather., he's ready, but I'm not. He is so much fun to play with, so loving and playful. He would play continuously for hours if I wanted to. It will be very hard to let him go but I have to keep reminding myself that it's best for him.
              Here's a little playtime vid> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryU2psV-hHU
              I'm reducing the playtimes as per info I've read. He needs to "wild up" as it is called before release. Less human contact. But it is so hard not to play with him when I can see how much he stills wants to.
              Here you can see how much he loves my fingers> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laNKkdQIk3s

              About the only time he is still enough to get a pic is when he eats.
              20171224_085425.jpg
              Hes adorable...I hope he does okay in the wild.

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              • Aww, like Diane said, I hope he does ok in the wild.
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                • He is totally cute - I'm glad you are doing the right thing for him by withdrawing and then allowing him back into nature.
                  Karen A/Publicist

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                  • here's another vid from a day or so after I found him, he was so little, and slow moving, lol.. >
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok4xBeiZNn4

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                    • Here's a couple more videos of Rocky >
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKlKY44u0vI
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcEgp6Mh_Lc

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                      • Rocky is super cute. I hope he can be released out into the wild.
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