Daddy Steve: Here at Gregoropolis, we love it when the magnolia tree blooms in the spring.
(Two years ago)
Apparently the squirrels love it, too.
This spring they attacked it and destroyed almost every blossom.
We got some sheet metal and put it around the trunk in time to save a few of the flowers.
The kids are quite upset about it.
Giancarlo: I mascalzoni! The scoundrels!
Daisy: Absolutely despicable!
Daisy: What should we do?
Giancarlo: Well, a la Sicilia, we would curse them and cast the evil eye. Il Malocchio!
Daisy: And that works?
Giancarlo: No, not really. But it does make one feel better.
Daisy: Curses to you, squirrels! Begone! >casts il malocchio<
Daisy: How was that?
Giancarlo: Bravissima! Well done!