Suggested reading for those not familiar with the Stocky The Squirrel Chronicles. Also on this page you can find the origins of it all, linked articles by Minneapolis and Soovivers, and all of the comments of those who have played along so far. These link ups are provided so that no one gets lost. That is very important here at the Chronicles Central Main Desk, that no one get lost. We like all to be able to follow along. Also, we do not want Stocky himself to get lost. That has been tried. There is nothing so sad as a lost Squirrel, especially one as exceptional as Stocky. Photographs were generously supplied by prior writers and contributors (all posters) to these articles.
And so, without further ado, I am proud to present the very latest, up to date, adventures of Stocky. Stocky ran away from his Mom, Sooviviers, who lives up upstate New York, and has a fabulous garden. She is a frequent contributor to one of those Photogs groups and like so many, takes fabulous pictures of nature. One such fellow was Stocky. Now, no one knows why, but one day, Stocky just up and left. Hit the road. Ran away. We who loved him were shocked, shattered, and shook up. We were All Shook Up.
Many tears were shed as The Hunt For The Red Squirrel Stocky went underway. Sometimes, they went awry. Much finger pointing ensued. We all became overwrought at the inhumanity of the loss of this Squirrel. Readers denied seeing him. All but one admitted that Stocky had stopped along the way, Fed up in Missouri, but she could not rightly let Stocky in for fear that her Great Dane Doggie would eat the poor critter. We are all grateful for Fed Up In MO's quick thinking there. Not least of all, Stocky is grateful. However he HAD BEEN SEEN at the midpoint in his travels. He ended up at my door in Hollywood, CA in order to "hit the bit time". That had been Stocky's dream all along.
We are also grateful to Mrs D-1475814, Anna-90776, etva, thought1984wastheend, HollyKl, Truth Sleuth, Truth Sleuth (hey ya got your star on your paper this time, don't ask me why. We'll deal with you later. Oops, TS, my apologies, I guess their are no stars on the paper anymore. Listen, I'm stressed out, OK? When I was writing this stupid article, you had a star, and so did etva, now you don't), and Neetu M.. Neetu has two periods, one following her name, and the other for end of sentence. She seems willing to, at some point, take Stocky in, as her dog Daffy is friendly and does not chase Squirrels. However, we aren't sure about Neetu, she seems friendly enough, but states that Squirrels run from her. Thought1984wasthend attempted a Squirrel napping, but ended up with Rocky, not Stocky. Even though we are against all kidnapping on these threads, Rocky was eventually freed (thanks in bunches from all the rest of us). Truth Sleuth even attempted to send Stocky into space, or at the very least to get him an AP credential to report on the Mars Rover Landing. Well done.
Well, OK, that's it, I am tired of summarizing the Pre-ambles of the ambles of the Prologue. Read 'em for yourself I don't have all day. Plus I am jet lagged.
That's right, friends, Stocky and I took the red-eye, and after 16 hours, and a few tube train runs, finally arrived at the Olympics. Stocky may not have much talent, but I, Miss Kara, will attempt to sneak in a Squirrel in Squirrel diapers and training pants, to the Ending Ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympics.
Again, I am Pooped, and who wouldn't be?? Taking a Squirrel through all the security checkpoints and all. Then he wouldn't shut up chattering under the seat in front of me on the plane...........then there was that awful smell.........
Stocky is a Star. Where best to feature him than in London at this historic event?? We are oh so excited to be here. Please join us!!