Shaardul Cleans Up – p.8

January 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm 1 comment

Just before dawn, Shaardul woke to the feeling of small, hard things falling on his head. He slowly opened one eye and turned to look above him, a low growl beginning in his throat. He saw a couple of brightly colored birds, busy shelling some sort of nuts for their breakfast, unaware that their trash was interrupting his sleep.

They were too high to reach, but in his groggy state of mind, he didn’t think logically about that, and swung a big paw up towards them, missing completely and throwing himself off balance.

The birds laughed as they watched him fall out of the tree.

Shaardul sat for a while, grooming his fur, but as the sun began to rise he remembered he was not supposed to be on the ground. He walked off towards the east, to put distance between himself and the birds, before choosing another tree to climb. Once he was up, he was struck by thirst, and a more powerful hunger than the night before. He knew plenty of other animals lived in trees, and figured that they must have some way of getting food and water, so he climbed a little higher, looked around, and to his chagrin, spied the nest of monkeys a few trees away.

They were eating mangoes, and the early morning sunlight was reflecting off of the juice that dripped down their fuzzy little chins.

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  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  January 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Poor kitty! }:o3[

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