"My husband and I attempted to save the other two abandoned squirrels by rushing them to a wildlife center," Deskins told The Dodo. "Sadly, the injured babies did not survive, but the encounter sparked a special interest in the squirrels, which caused me to appreciate and enjoy them during my daily routine."
From that moment on, Deskins couldn't help but notice how many squirrels there were living near her apartment complex, and started to feel connected to them. Many of the squirrels would hang out on her back patio, and so she began leaving almonds for them occasionally. Then, she had a brilliant idea.