Now here’s a feel good story to help kick off 2019….
Mandy McKenna of Somerset, England rescued Horatio when she found him lying concussed after apparently being struck by a vehicle. But rather than staying at her home for a few days to recover, the squirrel got attached and is now living with her permanently.
Horatio travels around with Mandy in her handbag, sits with her on the sofa as she watches TV, and hides nuts all over the house. But she’s also discovered that Horatio is now storing nuts in her hair as he naturally prepares for hibernation.
McKenna says, “I take him to the shop where I work and when I go to friend’s houses, I have a handbag for him, so he can go inside if he wants to curl up and have a rest. At home, he just puts you in a good mood. He is so funny, it’s impossible not to laugh when you are with him. When I watch TV, he sits on the back of the sofa and hides nuts in my hair.”
Mandy has attempted to release Horatio, but he keeps coming back, endangering himself on the road. So – home sweet home, for now anyway, is with Mandy. And her hair. ~ Jason
(Photo credit: Jason Bryant/SWNS)