Dog vs Duck they had said
A challenge to go head to head
I knew I could easily win
So I accepted the task with a grin
I may be small but I have might
The duck wouldn’t put up a fight
But then as I walked down the lane
A bloomin’ huge swan is what came
I’m not one who normally shies from a task
But to take on a swan is quite an ask
So I turned on my heels and I fled
I’m now cosy and safe in bed!
I, of course, don’t endorse any form of animal fighting (just in case that’s a thing). My little furball is as soft as muck but she is firmly kept on a leash when out in public. Just as well as this lonesome guy surprised us whilst out on a trail one day. Or so I had thought, when seconds later….
A full swan family appeared; mummy, daddy and the most beautiful babies. Of course, we kept our distance. I am a “friend” of this local nature reserve and as lovely as this little swan family were, they didn’t half cause some mischief.
On several occasions they took a jaunt away from the nature reserve and had to be encouraged back (sometimes by the local bobby as seen above). Sadly, mother Swan hurt her back foot at one point and was struggling to walk and even stand, so she was taken away by the RSPB for a few days before being brought back to her babies.
They were such a lovely, lively bunch, full of character and it was a joy watching the little family grow throughout the summer. We are really hoping they return again this year.
Quiet week this week for entires but I really loved the wonderful responses recieved and enjoyed each and every one. I have tried to reblog a few since the post went out so hopefully, you will have seen some of them trickling through, but here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.
- Spotted | Inkdrops
- Fowl Afoul | Mason Bushell
- Swan | Keep it Alive
- swan | pensitivity101
- Swan. | willowdot21
- Dry winds and fallen leaves. | Wordeologist
- swan-guard | Jemima Pett
- swan | indishe
- The Difficult One | TanGental
- Curious | Mystical Strings
I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge published today at 12 o’clock GMT.
Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto –
With special thanks to Sue who originally made the #writephoto challenge so meaningful for all of us and gave me her blessing to continue it.