Where are they?

Christine of Stine Writing and Miniatures is our host for the Tuesday Simply 6 Minutes challenge.

The picture below is of a squirrel with his head in some sort of feeder, like he is looking for something.
Bill decided Hide and Seek was no fun.
Especially when it was HIS nuts that were hiding.
True to his breed, Bill had squirrelled away his surplus gatherings, and sadly also true to his breed, had forgotten where.
It was embarrassing. Why hadn’t he drawn a map? X marks the spot of the treasure and all that. But no, squirrels don’t use pad and pen, instead they have to hunt for their hoards.
He thought he’d struck gold in a leaf pile, only to be chased off by some pesky canine retrieving his ball, which was definitely not a large nut.
Bill was getting hungry and decided to turn his attention elsewhere.
Everyone should have a varied diet shouldn’t they? So what if nuts were off the menu today. There was always something else you can try, and he was up for it.
There was a McDonald’s down the road and there was bound to be something lying around as Man didn’t always put their trash in the bin!

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Where are they?

  1. Really comical and quite scientifically accurate. I love when that happens. ❤

  2. DA Whittam says:

    Great tale, I’d be a goner if I was a squirrel 🤣

  3. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! The squirrels that hang out at McDonald’s are much fatter than the one in the photo!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    OMG the squirrels are evolving 💜

  5. glyn40wilton says:

    I hope Bill eventually finds his Happy Meal.

  6. Carol anne says:

    A squirrel eating macdonalds, now that would be a cute sight to see!

  7. I do know they love McDonald’s french fries as I have tossed a few to some when I am traveling and have stopped for a bite. Funny though, I was just commenting on Carol anne’s blog about how I heard that squirrels hide their food but then can never find it. I guess I was right about that!

  8. Reblogged this on Stine Writing and commented:
    Di thinks this guy might head to McDonalds!

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