Woman Saves Squirrel, and They Become Travel Buddies

Squirrels are wild animals. It’s perfectly normal to spot them in the park or speedily crossing the road in search of food on the other side. It’s rare to have a squirrel as a travel companion however, which is not something many of us can experience. That’s the story of Miki and Sweet Pea, the lovely squirrel she saved as a baby.

Squirrel close-up
Woman Saves Squirrel, and They Become Travel Buddies

How it All Began

It was actually one of Miki’s clients who found Sweet Pea at the base of a tree. The squirrel’s mother didn’t show up, and so the client decided to bring Sweet Pea to Miki’s daughter Vannah since she was interested in becoming a rehabber. Miki took the squirrel to the vet since the squirrel didn’t have fur on her tail. The verdict was clear — Sweet Pea wouldn’t survive the winter without the warmth from her tail fur. That’s when Miki decided to take the wild animal in and take care of it.

Sweet Pea at Miki's car
Woman Saves Squirrel, and They Become Travel Buddies

Forming the Human-Squirrel Bond

Whoever thinks that domesticating a wild animal is easy, should think twice. There’s a lot of painful bites, special dieting, patience, and studying that goes on behind the scenes. Miki dreaded the idea of someone keeping Sweet Pea in a cage because she didn’t have enough fur to be free in the open. So, she did her best to keep her squirrel healthy and happy. After a while, they started taking drives together with Sweet Pea finding odd places to snuggle into her companion.

Sweet Pea & Miki
Woman Saves Squirrel, and They Become Travel Buddies

At first, Sweet Pea rode in a crate but, seeing how much she wanted to break out, Miki made the decision to let her explore the car outside of it. Fast forward to the present day, and the travel buddies go everywhere together. Well, almost everywhere. Miki only leaves Sweet Pea at home whenever she’s meeting friends or shopping indoors where animals aren’t allowed. The duo is truly fond of each other, and that’s evident from all their pictures and videos together.