Splash had wandered far today, as she’d discovered the existence of grass. And plants. She’d thought only sand was everything! Now there were plants of shapes and sizes!! Poor Splash was amazed. and the child hadn’t even seen a real tree yet, instead sniffing about at the fascinating, stunted little beach flora. She ate some mint, but it’s spicy coolness was a little strong for her. Very disappointing.
Still, this new beach was almost as cool as her and her family’s home, so Splash snuffed about with tail waving over her back proudly. She nearly got nabbed by a crab, but she dodged the grouchy creature’s snapping advances just in time, squeaking in delight at it. Splash had little fear of the tiny little creatures who could pinch and grab oh so quickly. Of course, she’d learned to give them a decent berth as well, having her ankles pinched a few too many times. However, the dark 3 month old decided to leave the crab be and made her way up the sandy section of the beach to the more forest-ish section. And by that, I mean a few small but strong trees scattered about, standing proudly.
They. Were. The coolest to Splash.
She tried to lick one, but it tasted nasty. Like, worse than rocks and sand. And that greenish plant that was cool and spicy. Ick. But look at the cool little branch things sticking out of it!! Could she climb it? She’d long since mastered several rocks around the Aekyr-Laroche children’s cave, perching atop them with pride to screech for her sisters or watch the sunrise, if she got up that early.
Certainly with the few lower hanging branch type things she could climb this, right? The leaves were a little in the way, but a curious nosing exposed them to be flimsy.
Brazen, the dark puppy lunged up the side of the tree, paws scrabbling for purchase. They found none, and she went sliding back down ontp her haunches. The second attempt did succeed, though, getting Splash’s paws around a lower hanging branch barely strong enough to hold her growing body.
And now she was stuck, paws not very far off the ground but far enough to make Splash feel thoroughly terrified, the branch caught around her underside. Her ears splayed, her body stiffened, and her blue eyes went wide.
She would certainly perish here, stranded in the horrifying grip of a leafy terror, never to see her dear sisters, her beach, hear the ocean or snuggle her mother.
Tears welled in her eyes as she wriggled, only to slip slightly and feel as if going to FALL FOREVER which made her stop. Send help, Splash had gotten herself into something she couldn’t get out of. Truthfully, she was in little danger, but in the three month old child’s mind, this was a crisis.
Jan 25, 2018 01:30 PM
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