Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"The Cranky Crows"

The cranky crows were chattering in the sleeping trees.

The crows were sqwaking and mumbling and grunting .
Their loud chatters, sent shivers to my toes.
"Why are you so craky"? I said to the crows?

In an instant the cranky crows leaped from the sleeping trees.
Clumsily, they tumbled down through the branches.
I watched the crows roll to the edge of the flower blossom pool.

This is our "wish pool", the cranky crows said.
"Everyday we come to the "wish pool" and we make wishes. "
"Our wishes never come true. "

I sqwatted and listened to the crows , as they told me their story.
"You see Tweedles , there are some other crows that make fun of us."
"The other crows tease us and make fun of our flying.
They make fun of our voices.
Will you help us make a wish, so that we can soar through the sky, like Eagles?
"Never again will the other crows tease us,,,,,,,
if only we could soar like the Eagles."

I sat for a moment,,,,,
My thoughts seemed to be stuck.
As, I opened my mouth, words fell from my lips like raindrops.

"You must believe that you can fly like Eagles.
And then it will happen, my friends.
You must believe.
But first, Mother Nature must make the seasons change.
The seasons will change, and then you will be ready.
When the leaves come on the sleeping trees, you will be ready to soar like the Eagles.
"There is no need to be cranky-just be patient." I softly said the to crows.

The crows peered at me unblinkingly. Then the crows looked at each other.
As the crows flew off, I heard KAW, KAW , KAW.
Wings above my head fluttered past me, and tickeled my ears.
The fluttering stopped as the crows landed in the sleeping trees.
I listened for a moment before I went on my way.
All I could hear was sweet chattering.
Sweet mumbling and chattering came from the sleeping trees.
Nitey nite my friends


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Thanks fur showing the khranky khrows how NOT to be khranky anymore!


Becky said...

Those sure don't look like the crows we have here in Florida! I used to have a crow like yours, she wore a little straw hat and held a sunflower in her wings. I wonder where she went??? Maybe she is visiting your crows! I haven't seen her in quite sometime. I'm glad you straightened out the crows and their dilemma. Love ya Tweedles!

Manon said...

Hey Tweedles,
This made me smile really *big* this morning. Glad you helped the crows see the light.

kisses to you
love, Otie

Hank said...

Tweedles, honey.....my sister is an old crow. Think ya could help her not be so LOUD?!?!?!

Hugs -


Chatty Crone said...

I love that 'pool' - did you design it? Cute story. I am in California now and will he heading home on Sunday. I am just getting back to the blog world! Missed you. sandie

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Did they ever get their wish? Did they believe enough?

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Kelly said...

You are such a good friend to those crows! I bet you cheered them right up!!!

Soggibottom said...

I think they were kranky 'cos they were really after your cookies and they were trying to sneak past to get them :-)
x x x x
What ever you do, watch your cookies, and watch out for crafty crows. Especially tubby ones !
x x x

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You did a kind thing for those crows Tweedles--You helped them to see how special and unique they are--I think you do that for a lot of people--You do for me! But your post reminded me of this poem...

Every single blade of grass,
And every flake of snow -
Is just a wee bit different ...
There's no two alike, you know.
From something small, like grains of sand,
To each gigantic star
All were made with this in mind:
To be just what they are!
How foolish then, to imitate -
How useless to pretend!
Since each of us comes from a mind
Whose ideas never end.
There'll only be just ONE of ME
To show what I can do -
And you should likewise feel very proud,
There's only ONE of YOU.

There's only one of your Tweedles and I'm glad we're friends! :-)

sandy said...

Hey Tweedles can you come have a chat with the crows in my yard, the ones that wake us up cause they're making soooooooooo much noise. They don't have a pond to make a wish, so they need lots of help.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So that's what is wrong with all those noisy crows here - they are all misfits and that makes them cranky??? We will woo up to them your wise words and hope they can learn to soar like eagles too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sharon Wagner said...

I could use some loud mouthed crows to fly around crying, "visit Sharon's blog!" That's my wish.

Diane said...

Well Tweedles, you really know how to fix a bad situation. I think they will be somewhat happier now. You always know the right thing to do. XOXO I love you, sweetie!
Aunt Diane

Jan Mader said...

I just read the poem that Kim left and she is so right. There is only ONE of you. You make the day brighter every single time you post a story.

You're the sunshine, Tweeds...xoxoxo

Jan Mader said...

I just read the poem that Kim left and she is so right. There is only ONE of you. You make the day brighter every single time you post a story.

You're the sunshine, Tweeds...xoxoxo

Sandy said...

Hey Little Tweedles, you sure are sweet to those crows. I wanted to see a picture of you whipping one of those crows! We have some crows here and they squawk and I often look up in the trees to see why they are squawking...sometimes I get a little creeped-out by them...only because of stories I heard. I should not take those stories seriously! Kisses to you...little sweetie.

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Tweedles!!

We do LOVE your stories!!

Mommy reads them to us before bedtime!

Thank You!!

They are sooooooo Magical and Thought

Izzy, Josie &
Anakin Man

Unknown said...

Hey there Tweedles
I love your stories! I was also thinking...you would love some of our own 'African folklore stories'! I hear echoes in your words.
Sending lotsaluv to you and you sweet mom.

Art with Liz said...

Wow Tweedles, you are so thoughtful and you were so kind to those crows! But we all know how special you are!

Wilma said...

You always give such sage advise. I I would gladley hand over my Wilmas Wednesday Words of Wisdom to you any time you want.Maybe you could fill in for me on vacations and stuff. You are a friend to all living creatures.
Love you sunflower sister.

Scout and Freyja said...

Tweedles, sweetie, you are always so kind and gentle and loving and insightful when you share your wisdom with the creatures of the forest. I am sure that the crows' slumber was more peaceful and their hearts more content - all because of you.

fromsophiesview said...

You have magical skills beyond the beyond...keep using them Tweedles!!!!

fromsophiesview said...

Hey Tweedles again...I answered you on my blog if that's OK..."The early morning jaunt"...check it out...cutie!

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Cute story! The birds are loud by me too. Sometimes I wish they would all fly away!

Arlo The Pug said...

Wow Tweedles! You gave those crows some really good advice! You are so smart! Hope you are having a great week! Love, Arlo.

Archie and Melissa said...

hi tweedles!
oh you are such a wise soul!
yes, believe and watch it unfold!
believe and then enjoy!
we love you!
m & e

Too Cute Pugs said...


You always have such great advice and such a lovely way of putting things.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Tweedles!

This is such a great post!
What great advice you gave to those
crows. Daisy and I hope you have
a great week!

-Dana & Daisy

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