Spunky Tales: Cuddles and Songs
By Linda Suit
Welcome to August Spunky Tales! I am inviting you all for a rare visit into my inner sanctum, my nite nite box. This video shows how Mommy gets in my Happy-tat and cuddles with me before I go nite nite. I wuv it when she comes in here. I try my best to pull her into my box but she just won't fit. I have to be content holding onto her fingers, gently nibbling, and showing her how much I wuv her. Not many people would be brave enough to let a squirrel put their finger in a mouth with long sharp teeth, huh? Well, my Mommy is special, and I guess I sort of am too, so it works for us. Don't try this at home! We have long, sharp teeth, and can crack nuts with them. Mommy said I need my teeth flossed and cleaned but she couldn't find a Doodle-dontist. Anyone know of a volunteer? Hope you enjoy our special cuddle time. It will use up all your "aww" for the day.
Last month you heard me sing, right? Well if you didn't, you'd better find July Spunky Tales and listen up! I'll help you out. You can find it here.
I gotta tell ya my singing is awesome. I have many different songs, so I have decided to make an album! Whatcha think? Will it win the gold? Come on, how many squirrel albums have you seen in the stores, huh? Didn't think so. I'm gorgeous and I have a beautiful voice, so I'll probably make a gazillion nuts, maybe even a few dollars for Mommy and Jerry Boy. So, I'm going to be spending lots of time practicing for the next couple of days.
Mommy and Jerry Boy have been busy with garden and goaties and Mommy has been making tons of pickles. Some of them look really yummy cause they're red, my favorite color! She said they're cinnamon pickles and Jerry Boy is eating them faster than she can make them.
Jazzy girl has been really sick and had to get a lot of shots. Poor girl. She is doing better now but thought you might like to see a picture of her when she was younger, all dressed up in a hair bow and looking like a goatie princess. Hey, that looks kinda like my tutu!
It's so blame hot here I think my toenails are melting. I'm glad I don't have to walk outside like the other Doodles do! Yesterday Scruff E. was down by the creek chilling on a rock while Mommy, Jerry Boy, and the goaties all sat on the patio. I was the smart one, I watched from the coolness of the Great Indoors! I think this Doodle Girl is smarter than the average Doodle!
I have been trying to find a place to hide this nut like forever! Seems Mommy finds all my good hiding places before I go into retrieval mode. She really doesn't mind me hiding nuts but when I hide the baby tomatoes and she can't find them, she is not too fond of that. It's so much fun to snatch one and run hide it. I just can't help myself. Hey, it's what Doodles do! We squirrel things away for a rainy day or a midnight snack! Humans have a fridge; Doodles have to hide food so others won't find it. Maybe someday Mommy will learn, but I have to tell ya, she's a work in progress. Might be a looong time before I get her trained right. I think I've heard her say the same thing about Jerry Boy.
Mommy cleaned out my entire nesting box today, I mean like shoveled out all my goodies, papers, candy wrappers, nut shells, EVERYTHING! WHAT? Where are you going with my stuff? Sheesh Mommy, you know how long it took me to put all that stuff there? Well, since you started it, let's just do a bit of remodeling here, huh? I have a roof on my box. It is inside my big Happy-tat and the nite nite box is what I sleep in. I hide all my important stuff in there like midnight snacks. Well, after she tore it apart I decided I needed more ventilation. I had already made two new windows in it, one so I could lie on my back and watch the creek go by, but I decided I wanted that roof off. So, I climbed out the side window, braced myself against the corner and kicked and kicked trying to get that blasted thing off. I jumped up and down and even hit it with my head trying to get it loose. I got part of it but now I'm tuckered out. After all that nut hiding, playing with my toys and the remodeling job, I need a rest. Mommy said I need a hard hat...or did she say I had a hard head? Hmm, I'm not sure. She came and peeped in at me and I was lying on my back with my head stuck out the side window and my feet sticking up in the air. Ahh, that cool air coming from the vent feels amazing on a girl's belly...just cooling my jets...lying here planning the next phase of Spunky Doodle, Flip That House!
Please leave a comment on my story so I know you've been here. It gets lonely sometimes with me doing all the talking.
I'm gonna stay inside, practice my singing, cuddle with Mommy, and of course I'll miss you all until next month, when Spunky Tales continues!
Me me me me me me me me me, next scale!
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.
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