I raised some baby grey squirrels once for a rehab center. Loved them ever since. Hubby calls them "rats with fuzzy tails."
I feed the ones in our backyard enough to make them comfy with me but not enough to make them dependent, if you know what I mean. So adorable, I take tons of pictures. It's the closest I can come to owning one ... it's not legal to have squirrels for pets here.