And do you know what? She tried to put that snake on my neck! Can you believe that? Of course, I said no way! That thing was scary. It was pretty big too. Long with a silver head that stared right at me. I tried to run away but she held on to my collar. I even growled a little bit. Didn’t work at all. What to do now? RUN!
Even though she had always been nice to me, she chased me with that snake! I shook in fear. She said “calm down. It’s okay.” Okay? It is NOT okay! Why are you doing this awful thing?
“Okay,” she said. “Let’s introduce you to the leash.” She laid the long snake on the ground. I watched, hoping it would slither away in the tall grass never to be seen again.
But it didn’t move. Was it dead? I was curious and got a little closer to smell it. No smell to it. It didn’t move as I got closer. I watched the silver head. No movement. “It won’t hurt you” she encouraged.
She had never really lied to me so I edged a little closer. No movement on the snake’s part. I carefully edged a little closer. Quickly I stuck my head out and bit that snake!
Yuck! It didn’t taste like anything I had ever had and it was still not moving. Either a very brave snake or a dead one.
Curiosity took over. I couldn’t help myself. I walked right up to it and let it know who was boss. It didn’t try to fight with me. I was confident that I had established who was who around here.
She picked up the snake and snapped its head on my collar. I looked down and sure enough that snake was behaving itself. It hung there limply. It had completely given up.
She said “lets go for a walk!”
That snake stayed right with me and didn’t even try to bite! And off we went!
Author: Denise from Second Chance