Swans Through the Seasons
With molting season getting under way, it’s a frayed fleet of swans that cross the waters of Lost Lagoon these days. Even the King and Queen – Precious and Marika – are slightly tattered.
The only one who’s still in fine feather is our venerable old swan Boy. He’s proud as could be as he glides along – unless Genghis Swan or Precious might be near enough for a chase! Boy is a dignified fellow, and takes great pride in maintaining his stately demeanor. He’s NOT AMUSED when he has to hurry along to escape a nip in the rear!
He’s developed a routine over the last 3 years, of patiently waiting in one of his 4 favorite spots around the lagoon, for the daily dose of meds that help his arthritis.
Along with the medicine, being told how gorgeous and what a special swan he is, seems just as important, and he fluffs up to his full classic-swan stature, with an occasional snort to reinforce his approval.