Doodling All the Day
by Linda Suit
I would like to say if you look at the first picture of my widdle innocent self, you know I could never get in trouble, right, and if you watch the video below, you will surely be convinced!
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! 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.
Well, I can't be cuddly all the time, can I, so for my play time today I decided to do something I've never done before. WARNING, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! You know Mommy had birthday balloons, right? You saw me playing with them. Well, I kinda sorta busted one of them but the other one is still floating around the kitchen and it has one of those basket looking things holding it down.
I saw on TV people were floating around in them. Hmm, I couldn't get the basket to fly so I got up on the back of my chair, kept batting at the flying balloon until I got it down to my level and JUMPED ON TOP OF IT! Whoa, Nelly! I'm flying! Whee!!! Ruh roh, this thing is rocking and rolling now. Where did the turbulence come from? The ceiling fan's not on. HELP, MOMMY! I'm gonna crash!
Mommy's too busy laughing to help! Hey, MAYDAY, I'm in trouble here! The balloon is still flying but I can't hang on. I'm sliding off! Kerplop, on the floor, splat, flat as a flitter. Umm, that started out looking like fun but I think I'll add that to my list of things not to do again. Whoo, the room is spinning. Mommy's got tears running down her face but I don't think she's unhappy. Wait, is she laughing at ME? Wow, Mommy, I'll remember that! I need to rest up from my near death experience today. Stay safe and grounded, huh?
You know Mommy gets her liver skeered outta her sometimes, right? She must have a lot of them! Well, picture this...It was dark fifteen. I was in my Happy-tat (hold that thought). Mommy had the sliding glass door all the way open and was shaking out one of my towels. She's standing there with the door wide open to the Great Outdoors, and all of a sudden, there I am AT THE DOOR. For a fleeting second she thought, how did a Doodle get in here? She jumped about a foot (I guess that's when her liver escaped).
Then she realized it was...you guessed it...widdle old me! Oh hi, Mommy, whatcha doing looking out that big ole door? So I run up my Mommy tree while she's trying to reach for the handle and close me in the Great Indoors. She sure has some moves when she's skeered. Now, you may ask...how did I get out of my Happy-tat? Well, that's a secret. I have escaped before, ya know. Remember the morning when Jerry Boy came in and my Happy-tat door was open and Mommy was still in bed? I thought about sneaking in there and tickling her with my widdle hands but...nah, you know she's old and I was skeered I'd cause her to have palpytashuns, or whatever those thingies are.
So, Mommy scoops me up, looks for her liver, can't find it, says, ah well, I guess I can live without it, and gives me a smoochie and puts me back in my Happy-tat. So, there ya have it, one scared Mommy, a Doodle escapee. Sometimes her neck hurts and I heard her tell Jerry Boy that it was probably from her head spinning around trying to keep up with me, and sometimes when she finds me I'm being...well...a little squirrely. Ya think an exorcist could fix her? DON'T ANSWER THAT! She'll get ya she will!
Mommy had a flusterating time in town and when she got home she was ready to hide from the world, so she goes outside to do some things. A grasshopper jumped up and hit her smack in the face. Watch out hopper guy, she's almost on the 10 Most Wanted List after that town visit! She comes inside and feels something in her bra. Well after the giant spider episode a while back, she freaks out. Starts pulling off her shirt and bra while practicing her tribal dance. Jerry Boy comes in and thinks, oh boy, she's flipped her lid (again). The grasshopper was in her bra!
So now we have hopper hopping around in the house and Mommy chasing him while half naked...not nekkid, but naked. You know the difference, right? If you're naked you don't have clothes on...if you're nekkid you don't have clothes on and you're up to something. Sorry Jerry Boy, but naked applies here.
I think Mommy needs a widdle more training, so I'm digging out my Hooman training manuals. Guess I haven't done such a good job yet. Sometimes Jerry Boy is afraid the people that have the special jackets that tie in the back are gonna show up and ask Mommy to go with them. Noooo! I need her to feed and take care of me! Well let's face it, we're all a little nuts here in Doodleville, USA!
That's a wrap for August. See ya in September when Spunky Tales continues.
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.
You can read Linda’s “Spunky Tales” column on the 2nd Saturday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.