Algy was feeling a wee bit fragile after his party, so in view of the fact that his friend Karen had assured him that he was a “cool dude”, Algy felt that he could profit from his newly-acquired status by adopting the quintessential accessory in a cool dude’s wardrobe. Unfortunately, however, the weather didn’t quite seem to understand the fundamental principle of the thing…

When Algy got home, he was very excited to find a beautiful card waiting for him. It was addressed “To Algy”, and brought him a lovely squirrel who had been sent by his friend Karen to travel all the way to the Scottish Highlands from Ohio in the USA. Algy had heard of flying squirrels, but he had never before met one that had flown across a mighty ocean… However, here it was, without a doubt, and Algy guessed that it would now need a tree to live in. The weather was unpleasantly damp and windy, but the squirrel had lovely thick fur and didn’t seem to mind, so Algy gave it a wee tour of the local trees, so that it could choose one for itself. The squirrel brought him greetings from the United States, and a strange message: “You’re One Cool Dude”. Algy was puzzled. He was undoubtedly cool – in fact the wind felt bitterly cold today – but he wasn’t quite sure whether that was what Karen had meant 🙂

Thank you, Karen – Algy sends you a special furry squirrel hug which he has just learned from his new friend 🙂