Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Childhood Memories of Pet Squirrels AND The Time The FBI Interrogated Me

I recently saw a story about a guy that rescued a squirrel and how 'amazing' it was. To this I say, been there, DONE that. I found an orphaned baby squirrel when I was little, and of course I made him my pet. My grandpa built a cage that allowed him to go in and out, while keeping predators away, and he actually stuck around. He could forage for his own food and be free, but when he saw me he'd come a runnin', and we would play or he'd watch tv on my shoulder.

I love that my grandma still has the following hanging on her fridge, and in case you've ever wondered- yes, my head has always been bigger than my body.


Now let's fast forward to seventeen year old Janna working in a jewelry store. It seemed like the perfect summer- piece of cake-job...until the FBI showed up to my house. Imagine my surprise when they informed me that I had been accused of stealing half a million in jewelry. Thankfully they had an ounce of brain power, because they thought that seemed a tidge fishy. But still, can you imagine the FBI questioning you in front of your grandmother? She told them her grandchildren want for nothing, and more importantly, I wasn't getting much off the Black Market if I still had to ask for pocket change to got to the movies. Long story short, the very same woman from the boutique that had accused me turned out to be the real thief. That charlatan had worked there for years and had been pocketing jewels for just as many!

At the time, I didn't find it funny. Luckily, now I can look back and it's as entertaining to share as my pet squirrel. Linking up with Helene! {I'm on a roll}


12 comments:

Kenzie Smith said...

How cute about the squirrel! My aunt currently has a squirrel, she rescued it about a year or so ago? She kept hers as a pet, whether or not she should have who knows but he is healthy and happy. That is crazy and pretty scary about the FBI! Wow!

P!nky said...

WOW, that's crazy! I've never even pet a squirrel, so cool that you've held one. That charlatan is a nut job, who does that?!!?

Jenn said...

I've never heard of a pet squirrel...especially one that came back all the time! That's awesome--and a cute picture, too.
Insane that you got questioned by the FBI! Geez...did that woman actually think she was going to get away with it??? Some people!

Mandie said...

Awww, aren't you just the cutest with your pet squirrel?! I love it! :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That is crazy that she accused you, when she was the actual thief!! Too cute with the squirrel!

Kathryn B said...

My neighbor had a pet squirrel for awhile. He rescued it as a baby and raised it for awhile until I sadly passed away one day. But it was cute to play with and watch. :)

Karen M. Peterson said...

Okay, the squirrel is adorable.

Second, that would be so scary for the FBI to show up and start asking questions. Even though you were innocent, I would be totally freaking out if it was me!

Amanda said...

A pet squirrel.. now that is one you don't hear everyday. ;) I love that it stuck around though... and that the FBI were smart about that accusation. Good to know we have good FBI peeps in this world!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww, how cute were you?! Look at that platinum blonde hair! And so precious with that squirrel! I love it!

Also, that's terrible about the lady accusing you of stealing the jewelry! That's like straight out of a movie. Yikes!

Jean said...

cutest pic ever! we always rescued injured animals.

and crazy, to be questioned by the fbi!

Sherri Briggs said...

The one with the squirrel was such a sweet story. It's not an everyday sight in which a woodland furball develops an endearing connection with a human. You look so adorable with the squirrel in your arms. The second story is another matter, though. It's quite scary, really. It's good you were able to set things straight for them. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! All the best to you!

Sherri Briggs @ The Pet Glider

Brittany said...

omygoodness that picture of you and the squirrel. How cute!!

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