It was an extremely hot summer’s day.
Not a single cloud was to be found defiling a perfect blue sky. The birds chirped blissfully, their songs penetrating the still silence of the park; they danced through the sky their bright colours entwining with one another to create a most spectacular display. Green grass stretched out for miles, effortlessly swaying in the light breeze.
Majestic trees loomed above, with their long branches stretching through the sky; their dominance was unmistakable. Multicoloured flowers decorated the landscape, their heavenly sent floated on the breeze completing the flawless scene.All of a sudden the tranquillity vanished. The bird’s sweet singing changed into awkward squawking and quickly they dispersed. The trees looked on with repulsion as the large hairy creature bounded gleefully through the fields. A large black nose was plunged into the grass repeatedly, sniffing and snorting; he spewed snot everywhere and even the flowers curled up in disgust. His enormous paws crushed everything unfortunate enough to have been beneath him. The animal paused for a second, then with sudden burst of energy began to recklessly scoop up the grass, he stuffed in mouthfuls without any further hesitation.
After a short time the animal seemed to lose his enthusiasm, he lowered his head as if ashamed and trudged wearily off. Leaving a trail of destruction behind him. The trip home proved to be long and arduous. The weary animal found himself having to pause on several occasions to catch his breath. He longed for a meal and his fluffy basket, only the thought of which kept him going. Eventually he arrived at his home only he did not reach the comfort that he so longed for.
Just as he stumbled through the door he collapsed in a heap.His dark brown eyes rolled back as his body began to violently convulse. White foam oozed from his mouth and his huge pink tongue hung loosely out. His breathing became heavier and in faster sequences. Sudden wails could be heard as the youngest of the children found the suffering creature. When more rushed to assist more shrieks and cry’s were added to the deafening chorus.
Eventually somebody arrived and took charge of the situation. It was pitch dark when the creature awoke. He stretched and strained and finally managed to get up on all fours.He had only completed the first few clumsy steps when his sensitive black nose met painfully with heavy metal bars. He suddenly came to the realisation that he was confined, in a cage. At first he began to panic, he ran in circles crashing his body against the bars. This resulted in excruciating pain and he gave up after just a few tries.
He curled up in a tight ball and patiently waited. Then he heard voices in the distance, he could make out just one word ‘poison’. Stunned and bewildered he sat and pondered as the cage door began to rattle open.