Squirrel Dilemma

In  a grassy field
a squirrel worked all morning
burying acorns.
Squirrel-with-nut
But then…
children came to play,
and the squirrel was forced
to run away.
Squirrel
The squirrel climbed up
the nearest tree
and sat on a limb
staring down
annoyed……
She had hidden all of her acorns
in a preschool playground.
Squirrel-in-tree
Sigh.
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:
    http://www.oldfield1732.com/is-that-poisonous/

  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:-)

    • Squirrels are very clever and usually can figure their way out of anything. The squirrel in these photo was having a rough day….but I am sure she figured it all out in the end!

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