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Fir Cones


Lincoln finishes off yet another fir cone, leaving only the stem and a few messy bits on the ground. He likes to eat the seeds, one by one, from the base of the seedwings which are stuck to the stem of the cone. He spits away the rest, littering the forest floor with the brown dishlike flakes.

Then he goes into a fantasy world and pretends to be a star in his own movie. He takes the denuded fir cone stem and holds it like a king in a dubbing ceremony. Since Lincoln is alone he has to play the role of both the king and the young squirrel about to become a knight.

Are you ready?

A good bath is due, 
For the purification,
And so Lincoln scratches,
His mite infestation.

A red robe is worn, 
His fur coat has the hue,
For black shoes and socks,
His dark toenails will do.

The sword on the altar,
Awaits while Linc prays,
It should be ten hours, 
But that feels like days.

We'll gloss over that part,
A squirrel can't sit still,
At least he's not hungry,
He's eaten his fill.

Now here comes the king
He picks up the cone sword,
"Squire Squirrel," he says to him,
"Please harken my word."

The king lifts the cone sword
And whacks it right down,
Upon Lincoln's shoulder, 
And says with a frown.

"My faithful Squire Squirrel
While you kneel here alone,
I dub you, Sir Lincoln,
As knight you'll be known."

So whaddaya think, eh?

SIR Lincoln, heeheeheeheeheeeeeeeeee!

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Author: wordsfromanneli

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21 thoughts on “Fir Cones

  1. Lincoln deserves his kingship. πŸΏπŸ‘‘

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  2. He looks like he is important and he IS important and so very pretty!

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  3. Lincoln sure looks like he’s enjoying the fir cone. He’s smiling!

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  4. So glad to see Lincoln again! I believe you have domesticated the little guy. He doesn’t seem to mind you taking his picture.

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  5. A cute little guy promoted to a knight of the forest. Nice!

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  6. Lincoln, you are such a ham! He really enjoys being the star of your blog posts. Love your photos and the story. Just a perfect way to start my day.

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  7. Sir Lincoln! And a very noble little guy he is. Happy to have the food security you provide, but also industrious and energetic – there are a lot of humans who could be more like him!

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    • Yes, yes, yes! I so agree. You make an interesting point, Lynette. I don’t mind giving people things, but if they are only sitting around waiting for the next handout, almost expecting it, it takes the pleasure out of the giving. The appreciation for the gift is lost, and the giving seems to become a duty. Not good for either the giver or the taker.

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  8. I love your photos of Lincoln! πŸ™‚

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  9. A cute poem, Anneli, and an adorable little squirrel king. πŸ™‚

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  10. Your stories through photos and prose are a delight to read. Hail to Lincoln, the master of all!

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