Spunky Tales: Spunky Learns to Sing
By Linda Suit
Mommy said I had to learn to sing for my supper. Jerry Boy sings real good so I have been listening to him. This is a brand new song so I may need to practice some more. I can't decide if I want to sing soprano or alto but I'm kinda doing a staccato two part harmony. I'm kinda shy when I sing so by the time Mommy got the camera I didn't sing very long. So, here goes, just for my friends, I present Spunky Doodle in concert, singing my special squirrel song. If you learn the words you can sing along with me. Turn up your sound and get ready!
Remember this is my brand new voice so I'm still learning. Whaddya think? Do I need voice lessons? Gotta go practice...mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi, next scale please maestro!
Well I have made my decision. It's just too hot to be a country girl squirrel, so I'm gonna be a girlie girl squirrel for now. I spent a lot of time today pulling all kinds of smelly stuff from Mommy's bathroom and carrying it around. I was having fun when she walked in and caught me so I ran on top of the vanity where she has some dead looking animals (she said they're stuffed but they don't look fat). She tried to get me so I threw some animals on her head. Ha ha ha. I even got the top off some cream and got it on my hands. She's gonna have fun trying to find where I hid everything. Really Mommy you should share! Well maybe I shouldn't have been looking at girlie stuff cause look what happened next!
Noooooo I DO NOT WANT A BATH! She told me I stink. Well, I love you too, Mommy! I'm a squirrel, whaddya expect? Uh oh, here she comes. I'm outta here! Running through the kitchen at a fast gallop, eeek, there she is! Into the dining room, zig zag around the chair legs, she can't get me here. Oh noooo, she sees me. You're gonna get a bath she says...ummm, I don't think so! I'm faster than a speeding bullet! Back to the kitchen, climb up the blinds to the top of the cabinets, I jump, wheee, I can fly! I'm on the chair again, oh no, she's got me! Help, someone help! She's gonna drown me, I know it! Oh no, she took me to the bathroom, got out her smelly Victoria's Secret bubbly stuff. Not the sink, anything but that! So we compromise, she uses a washcloth and scrubs me with that flowery stuff. Now she's gotta rinse me. I'm squealing and squirming! I don't like it! Chill she says, calm down. Well, I did get a little carried away. So now I smell like Victoria's Secret, and believe me, I've seen her ads and I don't think she has ANY secrets! I'm not putting on a thong, nuh uh, stay away from me! I'm too young for that stuff. I'll just wear my tutu. Cute huh?
Well I did survive the bath but I squirmed down and ran to the den. Jerry Boy help, Mommy's after me! I squirmed around on my belly, side, back, wiping my face on the carpet, trying to get dry and get this smelly stuff off me. Jerry Boy is about to fall in the floor he's laughing so hard. Ok buddy, I'll remember that when Mommy gives you a bath with smelly stuff.
So, I survived and she changed my whole Happy-tat and my favorite t-shirt and now I gotta sleep with a different one. I'm gonna tell my Mommy...oh wait, she's the one that did this to me!
Well I was bad the rest of the day cause I was pouty. I had to show her who was boss, right? Umm, I decided it didn't do any good to pitch a hissy fit. Jerry Boy said she wins all the arguments anyway. Mommy let me run around in the kitchen while she cooked and I only threw a few tomatoes in the floor! That's one of my favorite games...bombs away...splat! Oopsie
While Mommy was busy I snuck another little tomato. I just love that snatch and run game. The Great Tomato Race is on! I ran from one chair under the table... where am I Mommy? Oops, she saw me, grabs and I'm gone again, spinning my wheels on the floor. I've still got my tomato in my mouth! Uh oh, reinforcements, here comes Jerry Boy. Oh no, I'm cornered! Drat, Mommy caught me and I found out I can squeal with a tomato in my mouth. Neat trick huh? Oh well at least she let me keep it.
Man it has been hot today. Jerry Boy drinks a lot of water and I like drinking out of a cup better than from my bowl. Sooo, he had a big cup of water and I jumped on the chair and helped myself. Water is really good for you. You should drink a lot of it; it makes your skin nice and makes your tail fluffy. Oh wait, maybe humans don't want fluffy tails? Well, mine is obviously gorgeous. Mommy said I could dust with it but I don't like cleaning house. So, drink water and eat healthy. Oh wait, candy!! Well Mommy, you shouldn't have left it on the counter!
Summertime in Arkansas is HOT...how hot is it, you ask? Well, Jerry Boy told me a story his Grandpa told him. One summer he was using a team of mules to plow a field of popcorn (yup they grow a special corn for popcorn). It was so hot that the corn started popping and covered the fields with white popcorn. Those poor old mules thought it was snow and laid down a froze to death.
And on that note, I'm gonna go cool my jets til next month, when Spunky Tales continues! Can't wait to see you again.
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.
Come along and share the adventures. It has been an amazing journey. You can learn more about Linda on Facebook.
You can read Linda’s “Spunky Tales” column on the 2nd Saturday each month here at Pandora’s Box Gazette.