Several days before, I’d seen this gentle, solicitous sow
transport a newborn kit by mouth from one tree cavity to another.
Then one day a high lonesome cry filled the air,
answered only by a soothing reply, encouraging the youth to venture forth
on trunk and limb, which it did, eventually, with trepidation and a helping paw…
leaving them both exhausted and ready for a long afternoon nap
in the shelter of their leafy home.
Bonus Material: Behind the Scenes …
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