And when I say "one of the stranger AND most endearing," you just has to trusts me on this.
I'm one of those odd folks who actually likes to watch golf on television. So, yesterday, I turned on the Golf Channel to watch some of the coverage of the President's Cup, a big event when a team of top pro golfers from the United States plays a team made up of golfer's from the rest of the world.
As I was watching, there on the screen was the assistant coach of the U.S. team, golfer Davis Love sitting calmly in his golf cart, working...and a squirrel is relaxing on harm!
It turns out that the day before, a squirrel had dropped down nearby him, and Love began to feel the little creature. It took to him, and apparently decided not to leave. And given that the U.S. team didn't lose a match after the squirrel arrived, the team (which includes Tiger Woods) adopted him. Eventually, they named him Sammy. The squirrel took to everyone, but most especially, it fell for Davis Love.
The story gets more fun, but here's the start --
That's because, at this point, gold medal Olympic skier Lindsay Vonn now gets involved. She's currently dating Tiger Woods, and that means he comes into the adventure, as well. Keep in mind, this isn't just during a stroll in the park, but a major golf contest is going on.
To Davis Love's additional credit, he appears to have taken his in loco parentis status seriously, and checked into what's best to do for the little pal. And that not only means letting the squirrel go, but how to best do it. But even still, it seems like the squirrel wants to stick with him? Hey, who wouldn't like to stick with a nice guy like this?! But it'll be home soon enough.