I so enjoyed your story idea and the scene of the woods near your home: the squirrel in the tree, the tire swing, the brook winding its way through the woods and, of course, the fish swimming upstream.
I just got back from a walk in our local wooded park with my puppy, Ivy. We try to go off-trail as much as possible, and take small footpaths through the woods. We cross over small brooks, and today I stood for a bit, waiting to hear the spring peepers (little frogs). They are not peeping yet; too early I guess. I bring a whistle with me just in case I get lost, because it is a very big park.
Your mom sent me your author drawing and biography, and I’m just so impressed with your work that I wanted to post it. I would read anything written by you. I’m sure that after your teeth come in and you grow up, you will become a best-selling author because of your clever observations.
Please tell your mom to keep sending me your best drawings. They bring me such joy! Also, if you ever have any questions about writing that you want to ask, you could send them my way and I will be happy to answer them.
That’s quite a story. I’m so glad you weren’t hurt. Is your horse now okay with birds? Or, maybe it is only certain birds your horse doesn’t like. Me, I’m not fond of the sound of bluejays, which reminds me of a squeaky clothesline. My favorite bird call is by loons. Owl hoots are pretty great, too.
I’m glad you were able to get “back on the saddle.” Be careful!
I think there must be plenty of great story ideas that come from pet clinics. I recently took my dog Ivy for her booster shots, and let me tell you. She couldn’t wait for that chapter to be over. She spent the whole time cowering behind me, her stubby tail wedged between her legs. And what was really heartbreaking was that the vet was being so kind, getting down on the floor and cooing to Ivy, even offering really tasty treats.
Ivy wanted none of it. No gold sticker for Ivy. I’m certain I’ll use this scene in a future novel.