Spunky Learns to Drive (Among Other Things)
By Linda Suit
WARNING! IF YOU ARE DRINKING ANYTHING, DON'T HAVE A MOUTH FULL WHEN YOU VIEW THIS VIDEO!
Mommy left me to play with an innocent box. Hold that thought. So, I decided to learn how to drive this thing. First, I had to figure out how to turn it over. Hey, it's dark in here and I can't find the steering wheel! Ok no problem, I'll use brute force. Mommy hears all this noise and comes running. I'm trapped in this monster box and can't get out! Help Moooommmyyy! Somebody put the windshield in the wrong place and I can't see where I'm going. I'm getting kinda tired running to the side window to look out then drive forward (sorta) again.
She's laughing so hard it took her a while to rescue me. Yeah, I know I could have climbed out the window, but I was on a mission...Mission Impossible! That box had a mind of its own. It was a sneaky thing and crawled across the carpet of its own will. I'm magic, I can make boxes move, even flip over! I'm just a widdle squirrel, how do you expect me to do this without help? It's not funny! Mommy, this is serious business, stop laughing, will ya? Well, ha ha ha, Mommy, you were laughing and didn't get the funniest part so there! Well, you can at least get the idea here, huh?
Man, that was a lot of work and I'm tired! I was sitting on my tree branch after all this work and Mommy told me I looked like a koala bear! What??? They're fat...F A T! Jerry Boy thought it was funny so guess what happened to him, huh? I was already mad cause Mommy called me a koala bear, so I tinkled on him. Serves you right for laughing at me. You think it's funny, just come stand next to my cage, but you'd better keep your mouth closed. Just saying! I do have manners, I just don't choose to use them all the time. Kids, don't try this at home cause Mommy puts me in time out when I do something bad.
It's almost gardening season so look what's coming soon! Mommy needed a LOT of help with this stuff. I get to pick out what I want right?
Hey, are those zucchini trees? I can climb those! I managed to snag some veggies. I'm good at grabbing a little Juliet tomato at a dead run and Mommy can't catch me. Na na na na na! I even ate a banana pepper. Jerry gave me a napkin, but I didn't need it, I used the big rug!
I rode on Mommy's shoulder and she went to get dressed. She was sitting on the bed and when she stood to pull up her pants guess who was in them! Ha, me of course. It was too funny watching her squirm to get me off her...well, never mind. Snicker, snicker.
After I helped Mommy in the kitchen I wanted to snuggle. Jerry Boy tried to keep me busy while Mommy was cooking dinner, but I wanted my Mommy. I would crawl inside her long sleeve shirt she wears just for me and cuddle upside down and nibble her fingers. Once I came out and kissed her on the nose then stuck my nose in her ear!
Get your Aww button and maybe a hankie ready. Mommy's in the kitchen. Scruff E. Doodle (our outdoor squirrel) comes on the patio with something in her mouth. She comes right up to the door. Aww, she's bringing Mommy a present again...stuff she plans to put in her nest? Meanwhile Jerry lets Miss Libby Long Legs (one of our pet goats) in the house AGAIN. Miss LLL comes up to the patio door and she's nose to nose through the glass with Scruff E. Aww. So, they finally get Miss LLL out the other door and now Mommy is focusing on Scruff E. You all remember when Scruff E. brought Mommy leaves and put them in her bowl but Mommy didn't realize she brought them and threw them away right? Poor Scruff E. was sad Mommy threw her present away, but she brought her more.
Ok back to today. Scruff E. drops Mommy's present on the rug and Mommy gives her a nut. Then she goes away. How sweet. Wait, wait, it's not over yet. Scruff E. comes back with another mouthful of nesting material. See how she's standing there waiting for Mommy to open the door? Ok we know you won't believe this, but honest, it's true. Mommy opens the door and has a nut in her hand, palm up. She just sits there a second staring into Scruff E.'s eyes. Scruff E. puts her mouthful of nesting material in Mommy's hand and very gently takes the nut. AWW, AWW, AWW! She's been taking food out of Mommy's hand for a long time, but she brought Mommy a present to trade!
Now I don't know about you, but this just proves how smart squirrels are. They think, they feel, and they love. Sniff sniff, my eyes are leaking a widdle bit. I'm not even jealous cause Mommy has a lot of love to give and I don't mind sharing. Mommy and Jerry Boy stood out on the patio in the cold watching Scruff E. work on her nest under the patio roof where it meets the house. So, next time you see a squirrel outside your door, remember Scruff E. used to be wild, now she brings my Mommy presents thanking her for giving her food. I may need a second hankie. I think Mommy should be called the Squirrel Whisperer.
Scruff E now has 2 baby Doodles (you know all squirrels are Doodles) and she is busy teaching them how to live in the great outdoors...as for me, I kinda like being in the great indoors.
Join me next month! I can't wait to share more "Tales" with you!
Love from Doodleville, USA...Spunky Doodle
About the Author
Linda Suit is a city girl turned country. A travel agent by trade, she and her husband, Jerry, live in rural Arkansas with their animals including an amazing pet squirrel, Spunky Doodle. Spunky has brightened the lives of many with her stories. She is quite a character and definitely lives up to her name of Spunky.
Linda has traveled the world. Her passion for missions comes alive in her stories from remote areas. She will make you laugh and tug at your heartstrings.
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