Once upon a time, in a cozy little forest, there lived a squirrel named Fuzzy. Fuzzy was not your ordinary squirrel; he was forgetful, and not to mention, quite the comedian. One sunny morning, Fuzzy woke up with a start, realizing he had forgotten where he buried his nuts for the winter.
“Oh nuts,” he muttered, which was both an expression of his dismay and a literal statement of his problem.
He searched high and low, under every leaf and every tree. But instead of finding his nuts, he stumbled upon a rabbit’s carrot stash. “Excuse me,” he said to the rabbit, who was wearing glasses and reading a book of riddles.
“Have you seen my nuts?” The rabbit looked at him, puzzled, then chuckled, “Did you try checking your pockets?” Fuzzy, feeling a bit embarrassed, reached into his tiny pockets only to pull out a handful of acorn caps. “Well, at least I have a new hat collection,” he joked.
Determined not to give up, Fuzzy continued his search. He climbed to the top of the tallest tree, where he met an owl. “Mr. Owl, have you seen my nuts?” he asked, hopeful.
The owl, wise and old, responded, “Fuzzy, you asked me the same question yesterday, and I’ll tell you what I told you then: ‘Who? Who?’ Because that’s what I say, and also, I have no idea.”
Feeling a little dizzy from the height, Fuzzy decided to climb down, but instead of using the branches, he accidentally ziplined down on a spider’s web, landing on a pile of leaves with a soft ‘poof’. Covered in leaves, he emerged looking like a bush with a tail. A passing deer saw him and burst into giggles. “Looking leafy, Fuzzy,” she said between laughs.
As the sun began to set, Fuzzy sat down, feeling a bit blue. Just then, he noticed a trail of tiny paw prints leading to a nearby log. Curious, he followed them and to his surprise, found a group of squirrels having a party, and there, in the middle of all the fun, was his pile of nuts! It turned out they had found his stash and decided to throw a ‘Finders Keepers’ party in his honor, hoping he would show up.
Fuzzy couldn’t help but laugh at the whole situation. He joined the party, telling jokes, and making the other squirrels laugh with his tales of the day’s search. From that day on, Fuzzy decided he might forget where he put his nuts, but he would never forget the friends who helped him find his smile again.
And from then on, every time Fuzzy forgot something, he didn’t get upset. Instead, he’d just plan another adventure, thinking of all the fun and the new stories he’d have to share. After all, in Fuzzy’s forest, a forgotten nut was just a new joke waiting to happen. And with that, the forest was always filled with laughter, just the way Fuzzy liked it.
Goodnight, sleep tight, and don’t let the bedbugs… well, you know, start a comedy club under your bed!
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Follow up Questions
- What would you do if you were Fuzzy and you forgot where you buried your nuts for the winter?
- How do you think Fuzzy felt when he saw his friends had thrown a party for him, and why is it important to be kind like Fuzzy’s friends?
- Can you think of a time when something didn’t go as planned, just like Fuzzy’s day, and how did you make the best of it?