“Hey Duffy , let’s visit the garden below .”
“What’s the hurry Fluffy ? “ responds Duffy .
“Do you realise winter is approaching? We need to stock up our food reserves .” says Fluffy.
“ I think we can manage for the week Fluffy .”
“ Just think. will that last for the long winter months ?” asks Fluffy
“You have a point there , but where will we store our reserves ? “ enquires Duffy .
“Simple ! ! We hide them at different locations in the garden and the bark of trees.” answers Fluffy .
“Another concern is the scarcity of our food type ; buds , fruit and nuts will not be easily seen in the winter days .” worries Duffy .
“Oh Duffy , do you see the bird feeder this human family keeps replenishing ? Let’s try getting some of that . “
“ Listen Fluffy, that feeder can be difficult to reach . It’s meant for birds only .”
“ That’s no problem .I’ll show you the way. You remain on the ground below the feeder .”
So Fluffy went to the top of the wooden frame and accessed the feeder by descending downwards . He began feeding on the bird food . Duffy waited below for any feed dropping on the floor.
“Listen Fluffy. I have an idea. Chew onto the string holding the feeder and let the feeder fall . Then we can have a feast .”
Fluffy chewed the string and down came the feeder. They both enjoyed the feed .
Now what happened next is interesting .
The family took time to restore the feeder to its original position and thus ended the squirrels adventure.
Fluffy and Duffy resumed their search for food in berries , flower buds , and nuts.
They both realised that it’s always good to
‘Save for the times when there may be scarcity .’ ( the saying commonly used – save for a rainy day or the wintry days ! )
The bird feeder provided food for that day , and depended on the compassion of the human family to restore and replenish it.