Busy Weekend

I don’t like the wind.

Neither do I.  Did the humans leave their fans on high again?  All that wind made lots of pretty leaves fall down on the ground.

Yes, wasn’t it fun helping Mom with all the yard work yesterday?  I was chasing leaves and if I had caught them I could have put them in the bag for Mom.

You wouldn’t have done that.  You were too busy just running around trying to stay warm.

True.  Those batteries in the sun are really failing now.  Good thing we have that wood-burning stove in the house to keep us warm.

Why do the leaves have to fall off the trees?

I don’t know.

Wouldn’t it be better if the trees could keep their leaves during winter and just sort of close them up on the really cold days?

You have a great idea!  On nice sunny winter days the leaves could open up and then we wouldn’t have to look at all those naked branches.

It would be so much prettier.

Do you think we could come up with a tree that could do that?

If we do we’ll be famous and we’ll make lots of money.

Then we can share it with Mom……….as long as we get our treats first.

Let’s sleep on it.

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……..we’re thinking…..