My Thirteenth 12th Birthday
I decided my first stop was going to be way over at the other equipment area…Stewart and Stanley Squirrel had vacated our farmyard and moved over to the old equipment area after one of our adventures a while back and never came home again.
So, if I want to see them, I have to go over there.
Sometimes I go over with Mom…Mom likes to feed the squirrels and chipmunks who live over there; she doesn’t do it often, but when she does I always go with her.
I picked up my paws and trotted swiftly along…only stopping once in a short while to pick up any news about the farm—you know little tidbits of knowledge.
As soon as I got over to the equipment I ran into Stewart and then Stanley.
They are very busy gathering ‘stuff’ to push down into their cellars in their little holes…so busy they really couldn’t stop and talk to me.
Also, their cheeks were amazingly full.
I then moved on down to another piece of equipment looking for Chester the chipmunk and anyone of his family.
There he was and so was Chimmy his new girlfriend. Neither one of them even gave me the time of day.
Well, that was disappointing!
I did see a few birds sitting around on the implements, but most birds always act rather afraid of me and fly off.
Speaking of flying off a HUGE bird flew right over my head and gave me the startle of my life! I flung myself down and crawled on the ground I was so terrified I was going to be bird food. (Although, it would have to big a rather HUGE bird to pick me up, but still.)
I did check out the finch feeder Mom hung up to see who was visiting the feeder.
On my way back out the equipment area, I scared up a mess of ring-neck doves.
I bayed at them and a gave a little chase. Not a huge chase just a little chase. I mean, after all, I am on an adventure.
Then…right out the blue—a HAWK took out after the doves! Talk about scattering doves, that did it!
I sat down and high-fived the hawk. He didn’t see me.
I sniffed and snuffled all along the equipment, down in the tree hollows, over into the old fill-in silage pit when I saw
A Message is written in stone on the ground!
Come this way…help! It said!
I best go that way to see who is in trouble and what I can do to help.