Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The great fish and nut swap

One day Nutsy and Futsy decided that they did -not- have enough nuts to last the winter. In case you didn't know, Squirrels -love- nuts. Acorns, brazil nuts, peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts and so many others. They had a fair number of Acorns, but they had very refined taste.

So, it was time to go to the nuthouse. At the nuthouse, they'd be able to find all of the nuts they needed for winter.

So, they climbed down the tree and walked, and walked, and walked until they got to the nuthouse in the small town near the forest.

Inside was a kind old Cat named Chuco, who said, "Welcome to the nuthouse, my fine furred friends. Can I help you at all today?"

"Yes, we need some brazil nuts, peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts.", said Nutsy.

"Well, we have all of those. How much do you need?"

"We need enough for 1 winter for 4 squirrels."

"Okay, let me go in back and set that up."

So he did, he came out with a bill. "I can deliver this tomorrow for you if you like. Or today, but much later."

"Okay, sounds good to us."

So Chuco also owned the fish store next door. But, something happened that night. He meant to deliver many many buckets of fish to Rainbow and Posie, and many many barrels of nuts to the Squirrels.

But he made a mistake.

He sent the fish to the Squirrels and the nuts to the Cats.

This was -clearly- not right.

The cats, who like nuts just fine, wondered what the nuts were for.

The squirrels, who really really don't like fish, were outraged! Where were thier brazil nuts, peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, and walnuts? They should have been delivered by now.

So they called up the store.

"Hello?", said Chuco.

"Yes, hello. My name is Nutsy."

"Oh yes, Nutsy how are you? How are those nuts doing."

"I'm sure their fine, but all we have here are many many buckets of fish."

"OH NO!", said Chuco, realizing what he had done. "I'll be there very soon!"

And he was, he came and collected the the Fish and took them to Rainbow and Posie's house and took the brazil nuts, peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts over to the Squirrels.

They were very happy and since Chuco moved so fast, the Squirrels were able to have their brazil nuts, peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts in time for winter.

The End.

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