KL Caley is our hostess for the Thursday Writephoto challenge. You can find out more here
Swans hold happy memories for me, and when we were on the boat, the proud parents brought their babies alongside us. It was wonderful and something I shared with my Mum.
Maggie never bothered them, or the ducks for that matter, so I love KL’s photoprompt this week.
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a swan in grassland staring at a small dog with a red colour.
The Dog and the Swan – KL Caley
Is the coast clear?
Yes, you can come out now.
Oh no! Not until you back up.
Why? I’m not going to hurt you. I want to see!
You can see from a distance, now back up!!
No! I’ll just sit here instead. Is that OK?
The swan moved gracefully out of the grasses, checking behind her to make sure her charges were following.
The dog watched in fascination, letting his breath out slowly as eleven little ones trotted across the pathway.
Thank you, the swan said when they safely reached the other side.
It’s difficult being a foster mother to something different to oneself, but I couldn’t let these ducklings perish after that maniac on a motorbike killed their mother.