Joey The Squirrel Isn’t The Hero We Deserved, But He’s The Hero We Needed
SQUIRREL – “During her investigations Joey had run in the bedroom just screwing around like he always does between her legs and kind of startled her,” explained Pearl. “She says ‘Whoa, what was that?,’ and I said ‘Ahhh don’t worry about that, that’s just Joey, my pet squirrel’.” Turner asked Pearl if Joey would bite.
“Well, he usually doesn’t bite but you never know because he is a squirrel,” Pearl said. Turner went on her way, only to return a few hours later with some of Pearl’s stolen belongings and some unbelievable news. “She said while she was questioning the individual he had scratches on his hands so she asked him, ‘Did you get that from the squirrel?,’ and he says ‘Yeah, damn thing kept attacking me and wouldn’t stop until I left’,” Pearl said.
Joey is now being hailed a hero.
2017 could up being the year of the squirrel, and it all starts with Joey. I’ll be the first to admit that my feelings towards squirrels are mostly negative, but after reading this story, I might have a change of heart. Before I get more into the squirrel business, it has to be said that this burglar should probably find another line of work. His heart isn’t in the robbery game, and Joey the Squirrel proved that. Although if you think about it, a squirrel could be a great guardian. As much as I love my dog, if you plan on robbing my house, just bring a few treats with you and call him a good boy and all my valuables are yours. If you’re robbing a house with a cat then you’re home free, because they’re not putting any of their nine lives on the line for a human. A squirrel? It will claw you to pieces before it lets you take a damn thing from it’s house. I’d say the probability is sky high that the burglar happened to be walking towards Joey’s stash of nuts in the floor boards, but regardless, Joey is a home protecting hero.
Side note – I’ve never been to Idaho, but are pet squirrels a thing there? I’m not going to judge, but if anyone from Idaho is reading this leave me a comment so I know what I’m getting into in case I ever visit.