In spite of being pregnant, probably with triplets or quadruplets, Della still likes to explore the forest around the woodshed. She has a long pole that she runs out on. She checks for danger, and then launches herself to the nearest fir tree.
Usually … that’s what she does.
Today, getting ready to take the leap, she hesitates.
Concentrate! Get ready to leap.
Ahh! Yawwwwwn! The sun is shining here and it’s so lovely after so much snow and rain. I’m just going to enjoy a few rays of warmth before I launch myself into the trees.
Now for that jump to the fir tree. Hmm … was it always this scary?
Hhhhh! Oh dear … what if I fall? My poor babies!
Such a long way down….
Know what? I think I’m going to play it safe today.
I’m going to check out the sunflower seeds in my jar and have a little snack … and then we’ll see.
As a young and playful squirrel,
Nothing could deter this girl,
Now I’m older, more mature,
Chances that I take are fewer.
Flying through the air with ease,
Grasping branches of the trees,
Up a hundred feet, I’d run,
I’d get high this way for fun.
But for now I take it slow,
I’m more careful where I go,
Babies soon will be with me,
And we’ll all go tree to tree.