From The Sentinel, Sept. 19, 1934
“Rusty,” a recently acquired pet squirrel, is quite the post important member of the Wilson family in Dexter. The boys found the tiny fellow nearly starved, apparently an orphan, so they brought the hungry baby home, fed him bread and milk, and how he has thrived on these rations. He is especially fond of peaches and will also eat all the bread and butter you will offer him. He climbs all over anyone who will pick him up, nosing into pockets and sleeves in search of any hidden crumbs of food. He is quite the cutest pet we have seen in some time.
Rusty hid nuts and other things in the door of the cabinet of Leora’s sewing machine.
Dexter, Iowa. 1934.
Here’s my earlier story about Rusty, and that old truck.