Suggested reading for those not familiar with the origins of The Stocky The Squirrel Chronicles, the Preambles if you will:
The above articles are really beyond suggested. Because I really want you, the reader, to be able to follow along. Following the plot has been essential to the Stocky The Squirrel Chronicles. I have undertaken the task to continue the series. God only knows how many Chapters are to follow this Prologue.
So here's the thing. Stocky (or another squirrel) made the journey from the Eastern Seaboard all the way out to the Wild, Wild West. Me thinks that he travelled all the way from Up State NY, where Stocky's original Mom, Soovivers lives, eventually landing in San Francisco, where I live. He may or may not have stopped off at the midpoint, say in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St Paul, where MinnieApolis lives. Or at any and all ports in between. We just don't know. It's heartrending.
Folks, he disappeared one day. Probably ran away from home. The reasons for that will not be duplicated in this article, as it's pure speculation anyway. I try to stay away from that. It's my own personal COH.
There were so many stops that he could have made along the way. He could have dropped in to see Anna-90776 , Katheryn Brandy, Fed up in Missouri, AmericaRepublic, Lebowsky, Shelby Davenport , Vlad's dog , etva , rottlady, thought1984wastheend, tzia62, Neetu M. , Scott (Scoop) Butki, maddad, Z1P2 , G. H., HollyKl, js-445607, Mrs D-1475814, 58rose, or screminmimi. In no particular order. See, there's a problem in these Stocky Chronicles, and I intend to rectify it. Nothing has been in any particular order. Also possibly, Stocky stopped off at others' personal dwellings but was not reported since they had not been following the Preamble articles as linked above. They are now invited to do so. Call it redemption. Call it what you will. But, please, people, we need to come together on this for Stocky's sake. If you didn't post before, there is still time. This special offer won't expire anytime soon. But like as in all sales, you gotta rush. Beat the crowds and all. What does that mean? It means that I'll ask the questions around here.
Everyone, to a man, or to a woman for that matter, who posted on these Preamble articles as above expressed great concern once it was reported that our Stocky had gone missing. We were all out of our trees with concern. Some of us felt like we were about to go NUTS over it (well I'll just speak for myself here, OK?). Someone even reported him as MIA/AWOL to a Federal Squirrels Investigation Unit. A little known but valuable Branch of the Federal Government, one with just lil lost Squirrels in mind. Apparently, they have other cases to work. They are on overload. Let us all form a circle now and hold hands. We must pray that their funding isn't cut. A moment of silence here to do with as you wish. Thank you. That really meant a lot......
But now, here I sit, with a squirrel tale (oops I meant tail, WHATEVER, OK??. LAST NERVE.) flipping and flopping it's way around my face. It's interfering with publishing this very important article. Perhaps more importantly, Stocky the Squirrel (or an impostor, I just don't know that yet) spat at my cat. As my cat has tortitude, she quickly raised her hackles and hissed at him. Without further ado, she put him in his place, which is in bed. I try my best to keep him there. The poor dear needs rest and recuperation from his long day's journey to my front door.
What I CAN tell you, is that I am currently on break from the 2012 America's Got Talent (AGT) presentation. Our hope was that a Squirrel could make it into the "big time". Yet we knew it was not to be, when Twiggy the Squirrel, seen here:
was unexpectedly disqualified from further competition. Some of us got pretty up in arms about it. There's no justification for it. I mean, here we are all the way into the semi-finals, and no Squirrel acts have made it!! Nor any Cat acts for that matter, which offended Missy. This is an outrage. At least one Dog act that I know of remains in the competition. Probably because Sharon Osbourne, one of the three AGT judges, is a dog lover. Hey, I "get it". I'm a total animal lover too. But I believe that all God's creatures need to be dealt a fair hand. AGT is for the people, by the people. AGT is supposed to be a democracy, not an oligarcical plutocracy.
This is an election year, for God's sakes. Furthermore, AGT has been suspended without further notice OR ado, until the London Olympics wrap party. I'm very nervous. Soovivers has put me under some pressure here (unwarranted, in my view) to solve the Stocky mystery now that I have possession of Stocky. Possession being 9/10's of the law.
Actually, I knew that something was askew when Soovivers referred to Stocky as Rocky. I mean, how as a mother, could you forget your own child's name? So, that was my first tip off that something had gone wrong in paradise. Let's face it, Stocky ran away from home. He packed up his rucksack and ran. And that, dear readers, is how I found him, after thousands upon thousands of miles of bad road. Shaking, skin and bones, and in ill health. His little paws were burnt from hopping all the way. Oh GAWD, the inhumanity!! Yet I have my cat to consider. Will she be able to forgive Stocky's spittle? It landed directly in her eye. Here's lookin' at you, kiddo........
The lil guy has been eating us out of house and home. Now Missy in particular will not have that. All MUST be right in her world. Fortunately for her, Stocky/Rocky can only open the fridge and bags of chips, nuts, and seeds. He has not yet discovered the can opener. In fact I have it under lock and key. So far Missy's food is protected, so I've had no hell to pay. But personally, I'm starving. All I have left on hand is some canned food. Refried beans are on the menu for today. Stocky/Rocky is in Squirrel diapers, but still. You can see my problem here. Actually, I have several problems.
However, in my view, we need to return to the original reason for the Stocky Chronicles. Frankly, I've lost track. I need some help here. Stocky needs help. We need not solve all of his problems on this one article. Remember, this is only the Prologue which follows the Preambles. The Chapters will be coming out as time permits. Since I can't leave the house to do any further shopping, and I can't find a Squirrel sitter. The cat has never been a problem. My sitters fight over who can watch her when I have to go away. She's an attention hound.
We are in uncharted waters here, my friends. You have to lose to win, but I won't be impeached here. And Missy won't be drafted. If elected, neither one of us will serve. Let's kick off the discussion with, well, anything you want to. I'm pooped!!
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