Welcome to today's class. Today I will be demonstrating how to obtain and properly eat a strawberry. Are we ready? Pay close attention, there may be a quiz in the future. Let's begin.
First you must locate the yummy goodness known as strawberries. Yep, there is a nice cluster right here.
Next make sure your peep knows the strawberries are ready for picking.
"MOM are you seeing this? These here strawberries are ripe for picking. These here strawberries NEED to be picked."
Now inspect the picked strawberries.
"These are beautiful MOM. Let's see, one for you, one for me, and one to share."
Here my friends is where you might have to humor your peeps by waiting for the magic word, "OK". It is perfectly fine to have bubble drool from your lips as I am demonstrating here.
Now this is very important: Gently take the strawberry from your peeps hand. I know it may seem that I am moving very fast to get the strawberry, and you would be right. BUTT, I have been doing this for a very long time and have perfected the art of moving at lightning speed to get the strawberry and not my MOM's fingers. Don't try this right away. You must practice often to get to the level I have achieved. Butt if you keep at it I know you will be a pro in no time.
See, I have obtained the desire of my tummy all the while leaving MOM's fingers intact.
Well class I hope you have learned something today. As you can see when done properly eating yummy strawberries will always leave you with a smile on your face.
PS- MOM and I would like to remind all of you of the dangers of hiking and even walking with your peeps. The danger being snakes, specifically Rattlesnakes. I mention this for two reasons. One with the hot and dryer weather many of us are experiencing snakes are moving more and more into "our" area. They are doing this to find a cooler place, water, and they are following their food source (rodents and such) who are also trying to find water and cooler place. The second reason I want to remind you all to be careful and for your peeps to keep their eyes and ears open and alert because my buddy Bert has had a terrible loss in his family do to a Rattlesnake bite. Bert's Vickie's mom has a dog named KC. KC was a fun loving, butterfly chasing kind of pup. On Wednesday evening Bert's grandma took her dog KC to a local park in the city called Beau's Pond. This is a place that has a pond where ducks and geese swim, other birds enjoy the many feeders in the trees, peeps and pups can sit on benches and take in all the beauty that surrounds them. It is a popular play for people to come with their dogs and with there children and grandchildren. There is also a playground area where the little peeps can play. It was a mire 20 feet from the playground that KC was bit by a Rattlesnake. The span of the fang marks was about 1 and 3/4 inches apart, so this was a HUGE snake. Being that KC was a small dog and the snake was so big, he really did not have a chance. My butterfly chasing friend past over the Rainbow Bridge. I sure will miss that little guy and watching the joy he had and shared while chasing butterflies. Here is one of my favorite video's of KC and his friend Bert as Bert takes him for a walk.