Friday, March 30, 2012

Jatoq the Baby Squirrel...

It has been a great week folks. A few days ago I saw an appeal from one of my Blogger/Facebook friend Wong Ee Lynn asking whether anyone is willing to foster a baby squirrel that had fallen from a tree and still not stable. The tree was high thus it was not possible to put it back up there. Besides it is still small and weak. As usual with Wong Ee Lynn, one of the Good Samaritan with the SPCA she seeks for help. I saw that FB note and call her and told her if there are no taker I am willing to take care of it. 

After a  while she call back and say  that so far no other taker and that she would come over to my house and hand over that little baby squirrel for us to foster. Well that night after eight she came with a friend and handed that little baby squirrel to me. Lin our daughter was around and as usual Lin who love animals took care of it. Asmah was happy too and asks me to go and get a cage from our eldest daughter's house who kept baby rabbits whenever their pet rabbits have baby. And now that all her rabbits have grown up, the cage had been clean and kept in the store. I then drove to her house to take the cage. On hearing about this little fella, the fallen little baby squirrel all the three grand kid got excited and want to come over to the house and see it. These kids all love animals and they have many rabbits as their pets. I then took the cage and two of the kids home and they were delighted to see that little squirrel. Later the other grand kid came with her parents and soon the atmosphere of our home became hilarious. Everyone was trying to play with it and it look like little Jatoq is enjoying been pampered. They then decided that we should give it a new name and suggested that it should be call Jatoh as in fall. So we decided that it name would be that, Jatoh. I then took to giving it more of an animal like name thus I spell that word Jatoh to Jatoq and then told the world on FB that the name of that little baby squirrel is now Jatoq. Well everyone love that name including Wong Ee Lynn. 

Well folks it looks like this little fella is going to be an addition to the family until it is big enough to go its own way, back to nature. Meanwhile we have an extra job to take care of it. It would not be easy but surely it would be fun, a joy to the family as seen in the faces of our grand kids. With this addition came responsibility and Lin our daughter took to feeding it since she love animals. And of course Asmah and I would help as well. It look like it going to be an added ritual in our home, feeding and then taking it to the garden in front of the patio so that it would get use to nature, it natural habitat. 

Life is like that, the unexpected happens as we move on our journey of life. Have a nice day.


Wan Sharif said...

With added responsiblity comes the blessing.. Your house will be blessed with your children and grands trying to befiend jatoq not to forget the neighbours and family friends.. Teared to know that your whole family love to berbakti to jatoq..

Pak Idrus said...

Wan Sharif, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Well we thought that we could help this little creature to grow into an adult and then it would released back to nature, it natural habitat.

In the meantime we would have to give some extra time to take care of it. And we are happy to do just that.

Have a nice day.