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Are you a robin or a squirrel?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

(Today's post inspired by the antics at my birdfeeder)

A young robin and a baby squirrel were talking one day.

"You know, my goal is to one day reach the top of that tall tree over there."

"Really? That's my goal too"

So the two friends set out on their adventure. The squirrel scampered on the tree trunk and branches and the robin flew thru the air. When the squirrel got tired, the robin shouted encouraging things at him, and the squirrel kept going. When the robin got tired, he would rest on a branch for a bit. The squirrel would come onto the branch and they would keep each other company for a bit. When the robin caught his breath, he took off again and the squirrel kept climbing also.

In this way, they kept each other company on their journey, while each making their own way to the top of the tree.

At the top of the tree, the two friends paused to enjoy the view and savor their victories.

"You know, it must have been very difficult to do all that climbing," said the robin to the squirrel. "I dont think I could have done it that way myself."

"Well in case you hadnt noticed," responded the squirrel, "I could not have flown, as I dont have wings!" They both laughed. "But I could not have done it without your encouragement either."

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MISSIFISH 12/29/2012 5:58PM

    Such a sweet blog! I'm totally a squirrel. I've always wanted to move the way they do, and they also annoy my dogs more than the birds do. After all the annoyance I get from the dogs, I think I owe them something in return.

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SONYALATRECE 12/19/2012 8:24PM


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    Sending you wings of encouragement. emoticon

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BETHANYBOUND 12/14/2012 8:24AM

    I think I am half robin, half worm. Somedays I fly, the rest of the time I slither along and eat whatever is in my path. I am working on being a squirrel.

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MARATHON_MOM 12/14/2012 8:09AM


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ONEKIDSMOM 12/14/2012 7:59AM

    What a great analogy! Journey together, each in our own ways, encouraging one another! I think we are all sometimes squirrel, sometimes robin. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 12/14/2012 7:53AM

    Cute story! I am more the squirrel - inch by inch!!

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LESLIELENORE 12/14/2012 12:27AM

    I think I am a squirrel... at least I am feeling squirrelly.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/13/2012 11:33PM

    I'm the robin! :) I think :D

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LADY_MARIANA 12/13/2012 11:31PM

    What a great story! I'm a squirrel (I have a lot of squirrelfriends on my street).

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STRONGDAWG 12/13/2012 7:58PM

    Love it! I hope I'm a squirrel on Sunday when I run a 5K. Let's hope I can do it.

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JPONCIN 12/13/2012 4:37PM

  This is the cutest thing I've read all day today, and so TRUE!!! Thank you!!! :D

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MARTY728 12/13/2012 1:10PM


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BIGPAWSUP 12/13/2012 10:49AM

    I'm so the squirrel. Just started back up the tree. Thanks for the story!

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GINGERHAWK 12/13/2012 10:19AM

  Adorable story and I'm thinking I'm more of a squirrel than a robin!

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