My name is Ryan. I’m a squirrel, but I guess you already knew that. Want to share my lunch with me? Today I am having hazelnuts. They are good and good for you.
Oh, sorry. I didn’t mean to drop it on the ground. You see, I fell out of a tree last year during a wind storm and my left paw doesn’t always work as I want it too. See how I hold it against my belly? I’m used to it not always working right so it doesn’t slow me down much at all.
Now, where was I? Oh, right. So, what do you say? You still want that nut? If not, that’s ok. I’ll take it back and put it with all the others I have stored in my tree.
Living on Cherry Wood Lane is Awesome! A-W-E-S-O-M-E spells “Best Neighborhood in the Whole World.”
There is always something going on around here. Have you met Duchess and Forbi yet? They love playing “Run Across the Fence and Try to Catch Ryan” with me. Never played that game? It’s kind of like Rover-Red-Rover. So much fun. I always win and it keeps me sharp and focused.
Everyone says I have the eyesight of a bat and the hearing of a fish. No, that can’t be right. I’m sure they meant I have the eyesight of a hawk and the hearing of a – you know – what is the name of those birds that turn their heads around and around? Owls, you say? Yes, them. I have super-duper owl hearing.
Anyway, you sure you don’t want this hazelnut? It’s a good one – big and fresh – locally grown. If you aren’t hungry, I’ll keep it safe in my tree and I can have it later when you are hungry.
Phew. I sure do talk a lot. Tire myself out just listening to all those words.
Ooooh, did you hear that? Another hazelnut just dropped off that tree over there. I have to go now and get it for the stash. See you later.