Kelly Foxton estimates that she has spent over half a million dollars taking care of and, most importantly, dressing her squirrel Sugar Bush in various insane outfits that include gowns and faux furs. (You probably saw pictures of Sugar Bush — or one of the 5 squirrels named Sugar Bush that Foxton has owned over the years — on the Internet in the early 2000s, back before we invented the word "viral.") She shared her story on last night's episode of TLC's My Crazy Obsession, during which she said, "People think I'm nuts and I don't care because I know I'm not. I have a 156 IQ, I don't think that's nuts." Mmmm, jury's out, but choosing the word "nuts" to describe your mental state in a television segment about squirrels seems, at least, wacky.
Kelly's husband Drew works 70 hours a week at three jobs (teacher, private tutor, musician) so that Kelly can play rodent Barbies all day. He says, "If we had kids, it would take away from the kids, so I think it was the right fit for both of us." By "it," he means Sugar Bush. It's nice that Kelly and Drew found each other and a squirrel to kiss at the same time.
Sugar Bush, meanwhile, clearly hates her life.