A Cuter Outfit

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“You can’t be friends with a squirrel! A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit.” – Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), of Sex and the City

I AM: SEEING an adorable baby squirrel that we recently rescued. “Rat with a cuter outfit” or not, I gave him lots and lots of kisses and wanted to keep him. The wildlife people told me, “You can’t keep him. He’ll eat your face off.” And also, “He has mites.” So I stopped kissing him.

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  1. With a face like that, I could probably learn to live with mites.

    Maybe. Depends on what the mites do, and I’m wary of googling it.

    • Wikipedia to the rescue! “Mites, along with ticks, are small arthropods belonging to the subclass Acari (also known as Acarina) and the class Arachnida.” Basically, they are teeny bugs that live near the hair follicles and match you itch like a mothaf’er. Luckily, my kissing the wee bitty squirrel did not spread his miteyness, thank the sweet baby Jesus.

  2. I kind of figured that’s what they’d do, which is why I stayed wary of googling it. Or wikipediaing (totally a word.) I just want to love the baby rodent, not fear its…miteyness!

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