Canon continues his tales of Rabbit and Squirrel with this latest installment. From now on, it’s important to know a little of the history between rabbit and squirrel! But if you don’t want to take the time to read: Why Rabbit makes Squirrel Run, How Flying Squirrels Came to Be, and Rabbit Finally Wins – just know that in the last story, Rabbit and Squirrel each built a robot. Rabbit’s robot has a TV in his chest, and squirrel’s robot can make hot cocoa. (Which robot would you like best?)
It’s January 13, rabbit’s birthday.
Rabbit: Yahoo! It’s my birthday baby!!!!!
Squirrel: Yeah, that’s really exciting. I’ve already built you a birthday present.
Rabbit (with a mischievous look on his face): So what is it?
Squirrel: Well, it’s a… whoops! Not supposed to tell.
Rabbit (thinking, “oh come on”): Well, let’s call all of my friends and tell them I’m going to have a birthday party.
Squirrel: How about we say it’s on Saturday, because everyone won’t have presents for you yet, except for me of course.
Rabbit: Okay. I wish I still had my robot (he took it apart so he could build something else). He could go get the phone for me. Guess I’ll go get it for myself.
Squirrel (sighing): Oh fine Rabbit, I’ll go get the phone for you.
Squirrel got the phone and Rabbit calls all of his friends. On Saturday, all of rabbit’s friends come over to rabbit’s burrow.
Rabbit: Welcome to my birthday party! We’re going to play games first.
First, they do rabbit’s favorite game, Leap Frog (because he’s a great jumper). Then they play his friends’ favorite games.
Squirrel: I’ve been waiting for cake the whole time. Can we have cake NOW?
Rabbit: But wait, we haven’t done your favorite game.
Squirrel: My favorite game is that the birthday rabbit blows out the candles and everyone eats the cake.
Rabbit: Okay, it’s settled. We’ll eat the cake.
Squirrel: Thank you. I think I’ve lost a couple of pounds.
All friends: Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Rabbit. Happy Birthday to you.
Rabbit blows out the candles, and they all dig in. Squirrel eats the most!
Rabbit (thinking… I really can’t wait to open squirrel’s present): Let’s open presents now!
Rabbit opens the presents, but he couldn’t find the present from squirrel.
Squirrel (walking in with a huge box): Anybody looking for a present from me?
Rabbit: Uh, Yeah. I’ve been dying to know what your present is!
Rabbit opens squirrel’s present which is a …….. ROBOT!
Squirrel: Did you like your new robot?
Rabbit: Duh! I loved it!!! Everybody, time for TV!
Rabbit whistles. His robot pops the television out of his chest, and everyone watches ALL the episodes of CARROT WARS. It was rabbit’s best birthday ever.