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 Loco The Lounging Lizard

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Once upon a time, in a lovely, lively and leafy Florida place campground, there lived a lizard. His name was Loco The Lounging Lizard.

It was a long name, but Loco was a long, lounging lizard!

Loco The Lounging Lizard spent his days doing what lizards do! He watched all the birds and animals around him, he soaked up the sunshiney, and he waited for food to come his way.

He had a very busy schedule in this lovely, lively and leafy Florida place campground!

But sometimes, Loco The Lounging Lizard just wanted to lounge! After all, he had to live up to his name. Work was good, but lounging was good too, and sometimes even better!

To have the best lounge, Loco knew he needed to find the best rock to lounge upon. All lizards who lounged needed the perfect rock! Not just any rock would do! So one day, Loco The Lounging Lizard made it his goal to find the most perfect rock! It had to be hard! The rock had to be warm! And the rock had to be long enough for Loco The Lounging Lizard!

Loco waited until the campground got quiet to look for the perfect rock. Loco knew that on the weekends, there were far too many people around. They might try to take his perfect rock! So he waited until all the people went back to work on a Monday. But his work had just begun!

Loco The Lounging Lizard knew there were plenty of rocks here at the campground. Big rocks. Small rocks. Medium rocks. Dry rocks. Wet rocks. But he needed the perfect rock!

And so he set out on an expedition! He packed his water and his backpack and his tent. This might take awhile!

For days and days, Loco The Lounging Lizard looked for the perfect rock. But he couldn’t find it! He got very tired! He really needed a place to lounge. And all of a sudden, when he thought that he couldn’t look anymore, he saw two dogs named Peanut Butter Brickle and Digby Pancake in campsite #164! They were lounging!

Brickle and Digby were lounging on big, comfy beds. Sleeping and lounging and soaking up the sun is what they were doing! They seemed so comfortable! They seemed so happy! Loco The Lounging Lizard wanted to be this comfortable and this happy!

Loco wondered if perhaps he didn’t need a perfect rock! Maybe he needed for Brickle and Digby to just scoot over!

Maybe that was where he needed to lounge! It was a wonderful thought for Loco. Such a perfect solution to his endless search for a perfect rock! He was tired!

So that afternoon in the lovely, lively and leafy Florida place campground, Loco decided that he would hang out in campsite 164 with Brickle and Digby.

They had quite a routine! They would hike in the morning, go to the beach, eat breakfast, then nap outside in the sunshiney.

And as they dreamt of peanut butter cookies and pancakes, Loco The Lounging Lizard started practicing his lounging skills. It had been quite awhile since he had used these skills. He stretched! He yawned! He could do this! He was ready to lounge!

First, he lounged next to Digby Pancake.

He was very quiet so as not to wake him up! He stretched out his long, lizard legs and soaked up the sunshiney! He was so comfortable that he decided to sing a song…very quietly.

I am Loco The Lounging Lizard

I love to lounge around

I have legs real long and I eat all day

And I’m known throughout this town!

A rock is good to sleep on

But a bed is sure good too

You can bet I’ll be in site 164

And I won’t be singing the blues!

Loco The Lounging Lizard was happy lounging next to Digby. But all of a sudden, Digby stretched and yawned and almost rolled over…right on top of Loco!

Oh no! This wasn’t going to work! So Loco decided to move over to Brickle’s bed! This had to be safer! But just as Loco was about to get comfortable, Brickle saw a bug flying towards them. Brickle liked to chase away bugs! And Loco knew that his usual lunch order would be no more. The kitchen ran out of the daily special. And well, lounging was good, but he needed to eat too. And this wasn’t going to work at all! Not at all!

Loco The Lounging Lizard knew he must keep looking for his rock. You see, Loco needed to have his own space.

Loco needed to have his own happy place! So he took a little nap high in a tree and packed his backpack again. He started to leave site 164 in this lovely, lively, and leafy Florida place campground when all of a sudden he saw it! A rock! But not just any rock! It was the perfect rock!

It seemed too good to be true! But it was truer than true! Right by Peanut Butter Brickle and Digby Pancake’s beds was his rock! It was hard. It was warm. And it was long! Long enough for Loco The Lounging Lizard!

You see, Loco knew that everyone deserved a special place to lounge and to rest and to be happy! And this was his happy place. He lounged on his rock and to him, it was the most beautiful, comfortable rock in the whole wide world! Or at least in this lovely, lively and leafy Florida place campground! From that day on, he didn’t compare his happy place to anyone else’s. He was content knowing that he was happy. And that was more than enough for him!

Loco The Lounging Lizard didn’t know how long Brickle and Digby would be in site 164.

But he did know that the lessons they taught him would stay with him for a very long time.

Just as long as his rock, so were his days. And his happy place remained on his perfect rock which was perfect only to him. And that’s what mattered most.

And they all lived and lounged happily ever after.

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