cute. I saw a similar story not too long ago about a cat who adopted and nursed some baby squirrels too.
I can’t figure out what makes them look at what would normally be potential food, and get all maternal like that. My dogs killed and eat rabbits and squirrels every chance they got. They would have probably snacked on those little morsels in no time.
Although, this reminds me of a not so cute squirrel experience I had a while back. I heard one of my 3 weeks old puppies screaming. I ran over to the puppy pan to see what was that all about and to my surprise, there was a squirrel in there biting one of the pups on the cheek and it did not let it go until I swat it with a towel. At that point the squirrel ran toward the mom who was just lying there two feet away nursing a couple of other pups and stuck its head between them underneath her belly and stayed there motionless. The mom still did not do a thing. She just laid their glancing at it and sniffing it a bit. I tossed the towel on it, grabbed it and released it outside where it just ran to the nearest tree. Apparently the mom caught it outside and brought it in to her pups. Not sure if she wanted to eat it, let her pups eat it, or adopt it, but the squirrel had other plans.
If I seem to have a superiority complex, it is because you make it so easy.