The Tail Of Nuts The Squirrel Who Cracked The Case

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Once upon a time, in a lovely, shaded, tree filled campground lived a squirrel.

This squirrel wasn’t just any squirrel. No squirrel is just any squirrel. This squirrel was very interested in nuts!

He loved, loved, loved nuts! And that was his name.

Nuts the squirrel was a hard worker. He had worked hard all of his life! In fact, Nuts was known far and wide for his many years of detective work. He had cracked many cases, but his most famous case was called The Curious Case Of The Disappearing Nuts. It had been a hard one to solve. Especially since the culprit was himself and he didn’t know it. But Nuts had decided to retire and relax! It was time. And that Florida place seemed like a good place to do it! Many of his friends had decided to retire there and recommended it.

Instead of solving cases, Nuts The Squirrel liked to spend his days climbing trees, making noise and eating. There had never been enough time when he had a job to do all of these fun, fun things! He liked that there always seemed to be plenty to eat in this lovely, shaded campground! There was birdseed and fruit and food that campers threw away. But his favorite thing to eat was nuts and he felt this was appropriate. Quite appropriate! That was his name!

But a squirrel has to do more than just eat and climb trees and make noise! And so Nuts decided that since he was hanging around and being retired at the lovely, shaded campground, he would see what hobbies he might like to have! What could his hobby be? He saw campers who liked to cook and grill stuff. But all his recipes included nuts and he just knew everyone would try to eat his culinary creations. No. Being a chef wasn’t the hobby for him.

He saw campers who liked to sit around and play cards. Oh, this seemed more like it! He had a great poker face! After all, he had been a detective! But he didn’t like solitaire and no one else would play with Nuts. No one wanted to lose all the time! He was quite a good card player. But this wasn’t the hobby for him.

One day, Nuts was eating some nuts and thinking about all of the many crimes he had solved, and what a good detective he had been. Then, a big, blue RV came pulling into site 165. Why did they have to park here, he wondered. His favorite tree was in site 165 and now he had this big, blue RV by it and it was blocking his usual path up the tree! His tree! What was he going to do? This was interrupting his retirement. But all of a sudden, he knew it! THIS was going to be his new hobby. He was going to get this RV out of here and away from his tree!

Nuts didn’t like to get mad. Despite missing a chunk out of his ear from a previous case with a raccoon that he didn’t like to recall, he was a calm guy! He would remember that case of the missing trash and the sneaky raccoon forever!

But since this was going to be his new hobby, he had to do a good job so that he could tell all his special squirrel friends about it. He had to be the best detective ever and crack the case of how to get this RV to move! He would have to come out of retirement to solve this. But he just knew that the Case Of The Rude RV would be the talk of this lovely, shaded campground!

First, Nuts had to make a plan. If he was going to get this giant, blue RV away from his tree, he had to look like he meant business. He thought about buying a business suit. But wearing a tie in a lovely, shaded campground didn’t make sense.

So Nuts The Squirrel thought some more. How could he make this rude RV move and get away from his tree? This was a case for a professional. But he knew he could do it! He figured out a plan. So early in the morning, Nuts would jump on the RV. He would pounce on the RV like a cat! He would shake the whole RV and he had fun doing it! But this thing wouldn’t move. It was still blocking his tree! This wasn’t solving anything!

In the afternoon, Nuts would jump on the windshield, he would make noise, he would be as squirrel like as he could. But it didn’t deter the RV from standing its ground by his tree. And Nuts was getting tired of this case. The Case Of The Rude RV had to be solved! And as Nuts slept one night on another tree, which wasn’t his favorite tree, he dreamt up a plan. He was so excited about his plan that he climbed down from the tree as soon as the sun came up. Hard workers do that. And it was true. Nuts had to admit that he had been approaching this all wrong. He didn’t have to move the whole RV to get back his tree! He just had to chew off some of it! And he decided to sing a song to celebrate his smart detectiveness!

I am Nuts The Squirrel

My life has been a whirl,

A great detective I am

I tell the bad guys to scram!

I still can crack a case

With my detective skills,

But don’t ask me…

To miss any meals!

This rude RV

Has got to go,

Watch how I solve this!

Watch the show!

He looked at the tree.

He looked at that rude RV.

And he knew what he had to do. Sometimes a case doesn’t get cracked overnight. But an RV can crack overnight! That is, if Nuts the squirrel chews on it!

So when everyone in the RV had went to sleep, Nuts got to cracking this case. He chewed. And he chewed. And he chewed. The persons told him to stop chewing up their house on wheels. But he didn’t listen. He was a detective. He was focused on his work. They asked him if they should come outside and have a talk. Well, Nuts wasn’t one for chit chat. He was one for cracking. He kept on with his work. After all, he thought this was the right thing to do! Until he saw two dogs named Peanut Butter Brickle and Digby Pancake. Their face told him a fact. And all detectives listen to facts. This was their home.

But the tree was his home.

Nuts The Squirrel wondered if perhaps he needed a softer side. Could this case be cracked any other way? Surely a good detective could see all angles. Brickle and Digby told Nuts that they would only be in campsite 165 for a few more weeks. Only a few more weeks!

And they asked Nuts if he could find a new route up his tree until they left! Could he use a detour? Maybe the other side? Nuts had not thought of this!

The ability to crack the case had been with Nuts all along. A detective’s skills never leave. Even if you’re a retired squirrel. Nuts realized all he had to do was talk to Brickle and Digby. You see, sometimes just talking about a problem can solve it. No, they couldn’t move the RV. No, Nuts couldn’t move his tree. But there was a way to live in harmony. Everyone had a softer side. Everyone was able to work it out and Nuts was able to crack the case! He also cracked the RV. But he said he was sorry, and Brickle and Digby said they would just have something to remember him by.

So as Nuts the squirrel climbed up the other side of his tree, and gazed down at the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV, he felt proud.

He felt like telling all his friends that with just a little bit of understanding, even the biggest cases can be solved. And so he did tell them! And everyone congratulated him on cracking one of the biggest cases ever in this lovely, shaded campground. But he still jumped on the RV every morning. Nuts The Squirrel not only found a a new hobby, but he found new dog friends. Coming out of retirement has been worth all the work. And even though they would part ways, Brickle, Digby and Nuts The Squirrel knew they would all remember each other forever.

And they all lived and cracked more cases…and RV’s…happily ever after.

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The Tail Of SlowMo The Sloth And The Very Slow Dance

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Once upon a time in a land far, far away, yet close to somewhere, there lived a sloth.

This sloth’s name was Slowmo because he was slow.  Real. Slow. It didn’t take a fast thinker to figure that out!

SlowMo was a very happy sloth! In fact, he was very, very happy! So. Happy! But he wondered quite often whether he was the slowest sloth in this land far, far away, yet close to somewhere. He wanted to ask another sloth who was the slowest sloth in this land, but he could never catch up with anyone to ask his question.

One day, SlowMo saw some monkeys in the rainforest. They were playing and jumping and being quite entertaining! Look at them jump! It was a lot of fun to watch them! SlowMo wondered how they learned to jump from tree to tree. They were naturals! But he knew he would never be as good as a monkey at jumping from tree to tree!

The next day after the one day, SlowMo saw some birds flying and singing. Chirp, chirp! Sing, sing! They were excellent singers! Slowmo wondered how they knew all those songs and high notes! But he knew he would never be as good at singing as the birds!

SlowMo wondered why everyone seemed to have a talent, but all he could do was to be slow. Very, very slow! And so he just kept being slow! He would walk slow. He would climb slow. He would eat slow. In fact, it took him many days to eat one meal. That. Was. Slow. But he was happy about it!

One night, SlowMo was feeling slower than usual! He woke up slow. He yawned slow. He stretched very, very slow! He made his way up a tree…very slow! And to his surprise, which came upon him slow, he saw another sloth in the next tree over! The other sloth seemed to be much faster than SlowMo. In fact, he was not paying much attention to SlowMo at all! SlowMo worked up as much courage as he had to ask him one question. He could do this!

“Hellloooo. My name is SlowMo. Can you tell me who is the slowest sloth in this land far, far away, yet close to somewhere?”

The other sloth simply looked at SlowMo and said three words very slow too.

“I…don’t…know.”

SlowMo was very confused. He had finally got to ask his question. And he still had no answer and no confidence! What WAS he good at? Not jumping from tree to tree like the monkeys. Not singing like the birds. What was he to do? He was slow to think about it. And so he saved his worry for the next day. He had plenty of time on his claws.

That next day after one of the days in a land far, far away, yet close to somewhere, SlowMo looked down from his tree.

It seemed like he had been there forever…because he had been there forever. But he saw a snake below. The snake saw him too!

Before SlowMo could say hello, the snake looked up and said, “Hey. SlowMo. I’ve been searching everywhere for you in this land far, far away, yet close to somewhere! I have wanted to ask you a question for a long time. Your reputation is known far and wide, high and low.”

SlowMo started to interrupt the snake, but his words didn’t come out fast enough.

“How did you become so good at slow dancing?”, the snake continued. “I’m a snake and I would like to be as good as you one day. Can you tell me your secret?” SlowMo was confused. He was the very best slow dancer in this land? Others knew about his slow dancing skills? He didn’t know about his slow dancing skills. He just knew he was slow. Yet, he had to tell the snake something. The snake was waiting. And this was important. But all SlowMo could think of to say was “I…don’t…know.”

The snake decided he didn’t have time to find the answer. You see, sloths can live in their trees for years. And he had slithering to do. Plus, he decided to be content with the knowledge that no one would ever be as good at the slow dance as SlowMo the sloth. Nope. It couldn’t be done! So he slithered away to tell all his friends about meeting SlowMo. They would be very impressed!

SlowMo was very happy! He finally knew what he was good at! He still didn’t know if he was the slowest sloth in this land far, far away, yet close to somewhere. But he did know he was the best slow dancing sloth around! Wherever that was. And from that day on, he sang a song to remind himself of how special he was. He was so happy about his song that his words even seemed to come out a little faster!

“I am SlowMo the sloth

I’m slower than a moth!

I can dance all night

And hang upside down,

I don’t need a dance partner

To get around!

I dance real slow,

And slower than slow,

But maybe it’s because

I have nowhere to go!

A very slow dance

Is what I do,

I’ve got the moves

This is true!”

And one day as he was singing his song, two dogs named Peanut Butter Brickle and Digby Pancake walked beneath his tree.

They had come a long way to this land far, far away yet close to somewhere! They wanted to see SlowMo the sloth and watch him dance his slow dance. They had heard of him and wanted his autograph!

SlowMo looked down and did his dance! He just moved real slow! He made it seem so easy! And everyone clapped and clapped!

It was a lot of clapping with so many paws! Applause could be heard throughout this land, and everyone knew who it was for…SlowMo the sloth and the very slow dance! SlowMo had spent all his life wondering what he was good at when he was the best at something all along!

You see, we all have our own special skill or talent that someone else may look up to us for. Some of us are just slow to recognize how truly special we are!

But after that day, SlowMo practiced his dance all the time! The music in this land played just for him. His very slow dance not only made him happy, but it made others happy too! Slowmo was a very happy sloth! And they all lived happily ever after…in this land far, far away, yet close to somewhere.

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