It Seems Spud has a quality, not quantity approach to sticks. The field and garden have an abundance from which to chose. But oh no, the only ones that meet his high standards are fresh from the apple tree.
Being green sticks they don’t break so easily, but Spud is willing to put some effort in.
I can’t get him to understand however that he is meddling with his supply of chewy apples for next autumn.
Spuds interest in the goings on in the pond continues.