When we first showed up at this new river place, I didn’t know what to think – there were pinecones EVERYWHERE! And I do mean everywhere. We couldn’t even walk around without stepping on one.
Gone were the big paper birch trees. Now there were tall, skinny spruce trees. And pinecones.
I was immediately intrigued by not only the pinecones, but more importantly – the squirrels! They were everywhere! Now I know there were squirrels at the last place too, but that was nothing like this!
By the way, did you know that squirrels are my nemesis? They are all I think about. They are what I dream about. Well, maybe rabbits too. And even birds. And food. But I do think about squirrels A LOT.
We woke up early the first morning to a plunk on the roof. And then another plunk! And another! Papa said the squirrels were throwing pinecones down on us. Just wait until I get ahold of you squirrels! Just wait!
I heard mama say that she could see three squirrels running through our campsite while she sat at the table eating breakfast. THREE! I just couldn’t wait to get outside and show those squirrels who’s boss.
When we ventured out for the day we went down to the river so papa could fish. But let me tell you, I only saw one fish, and he was pretty far away from papa. I pulled and hopped all over while mama fussed at me to stop being a menace, but I was just trying to lead them to where I saw that fish. They did not listen. So we left with no fish.
We tried hanging out by the campfire while mama ate more s’mores. Mama had us clipped to our run so we could walk around a bit. But let me tell you how hard that was. I sat and watched this squirrel in the tree. I sat very still and was very patient. I watched him hop from tree to tree. I was still sitting, even though I was shaking with anticipation.
Just then I vaguely remember mama holler at papa to grab me because I was about to launch. I don’t know how she knew, it’s like she read my mind! Because let me tell you, I DID launch. That squirrel came right down that tree and right up to me on the ground! The nerve! I HAD to launch!! Guess what happens when you launch when you are attached to the run? You bend your clip off – that’s what!!
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