Squirrel Dilemma

In  a grassy field
a squirrel worked all morning
burying acorns.
But then…
children came to play,
and the squirrel was forced
to run away.
The squirrel climbed up
the nearest tree
and sat on a limb
staring down
She had hidden all of her acorns
in a preschool playground.
Even squirrels make mistakes.      ~ms

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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19 Responses to Squirrel Dilemma

  1. montucky says:

    Squirrels are eternal optimists though and they always seem to come out on top.


  2. mharbich says:

    This is so cute! 🙂


  3. elleturner4 says:

    Hey…this made me smile. I have recently featured squirrels in my blog. They’re great. Thanks for visiting my blog and the like 🙂


  4. Lovely. We don’t have squirrels here in New Zealand so I really enjoy seeing them when we travel.


  5. ericmvogt says:

    You have a wonderful funny bone. 😀


  6. Although, I’m often told, it’s rather wry.
    Thanks for the compliment Eric!!


  7. birchpoet says:

    Great story, Mary. I watched a squirrel this fall collecting mushrooms, many trips all day long – the little purple ones, which I know are poisonous. I thought, they must be able to eat them…but maybe a mistake was made. Food for thought. 😉
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, happy for the connection, great stuff here.


  8. Out of curiosity, I just searched for some info on squirrels and mushrooms. Not to worry. Apparently, your squirrel know exactly what he/she was doing. Probably proud to bring home an especially delicious meal for the family. Here is the article I found:


  9. birchpoet says:

    As it said at the end of the article, that is so cool. Nature finds a way, eh?
    Thanks for that, Mary!


  10. Alas, even the greatest animal in the world can be outsmarted by those pesky kids.


  11. This is lovely – and so true!
    Suzy 😀


  12. blmaluso says:

    So cute…love the story and pics! Squirrels are one of my favorites. They are so clever and fun to watch. Thanks for my morning smile:-)


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