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Squirrel-ly!!: A Squirrel's Story.
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Thursday, September 20, 2007

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A squirrel shares his story.

That time of year, when the days get shorter, the temperatures cool down from summer's oven heat, the leaves start changing color and dropping from the trees.

Nut gatherin' time!

We will be scouring the neighborhood to find the choicest, tenderest nuts (Pardon me while I drool...), to store a cache that will get us through the Long Cold.

My name is "Squirrelly", a member of the Rodent Regatta, but I take offense at being compared to mouse or even worse, a rat.

I am a red squirrel, an adorable one if I must say so myself. My huge obsidian eyes miss nothing; I have short red fur and a massive, bushy tail. I'm fond of twitchin' and showin' it off. It's my best asset.

I have sharp claws that can climb any tree and razor-sharp teeth that can crack the hardest nut.

What does a squirrel do for fun?

My favorite things to do are chasing my tail, chatterin' the latest gossip with my Squirrel Pals, playing hide-and-seek with my friends, and holdin' jumping contests from tree to tree. (I am a wonderful leaper.)

But my most favorite activity? Hasseling Humans and Animals passing underneath any branch I'm on. Once in a while, I'll drop a nut on 'em, just to watch their expressions.

However, nuts being a precious commodity, I don't do that often anymore. When I was younger, food was plentiful. It's not like that now. Nothing aggravates me worse than to find a tree that has already been picked over by my fellow Squirrels.

Squirrel Games, though, are fun!

Well, back to nut huntin'. With a flip of my tail, I'm off--


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Reviewed by chris stienstra 9/23/2007
We had Sqirrelly's friends in our kitchen ceiling a few years back....
They must have thought we were a bed amd breakfast!
Enjoyable and fun.
Thanks for starting my morning off with a grin.
My very best
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/23/2007
This is good....thanks for sharing!!

Gotta love it!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 9/21/2007
Larrrrf a minute Matey, this is Choice!!!

I lurrrve squirrels, and to think of one as a mere tree rat, huh, preposterous LOLOL.

Keep em coming hon,
Love Ch'erie
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/21/2007
Did you know that all squirrels are Nuts!
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 9/20/2007
Karen this is to cute thank you for sharing
God Bless
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 9/20/2007
Bushy and a branch of laughs...they are acrobats and the main character in nature's circus. I have watched them walk a tightwire, the powerlines and crossed my fingers they made it across without falling off or being electrocuted...thanks for the story, Karen well, you and Karla...

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/20/2007

This. Is. BEYOND. Adorable! You capture the quirky (yes, squirrel-y) nature of the little critter. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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