I walked up to the hospital for an eye test.
Half way there, I came upon a gaggle of little ducklings with their mommy, waddling down the pavement. Oh what a sight! The road there was frightfully busy with trucks and cars roaring past. Did I worry for the safety of the itti pretty duckies and their Mom?
No – in the UK ducks have the right of way on a road. Had they chosen to cross the busy highway, they would have brought traffic to a standstill. THAT would have been nice to see. I would have whipped out my camera and photographed it.
a few yards further on, I noticed a liddle black puddy tat skulking along in the long grass alongside the pavement. He looked feral. He looked hungry. And he was shivering his chops in a cat-bird-watching fashion. He had his eye on the itti pretty duckies.
Did I worry for the safety of the itti pretty duckies with their Mom?
And I also worried for the safety of the liddle puddy tat – THEY don’t have right of way on a busy road here in the UK! And who knows what might happen in the passion of the hunt.