Sarah loved to go swimming at the local
“Blue Hole” near her grandmother’s house. The Blue Hole was nicknamed that because it was so crystal
blue year round. It was located at the deep end of a creek
bed. Regardless of whether it was winter, spring, summer or fall, the Blue Hole was ice cold, as well.
One early Saturday spring morning, Sarah, her friend Blaire, and her younger cousin Cody, were headed to the Blue Hold on their bikes. The traffic suddenly
picked up and the old country gravel
road was full of cars and trucks, even a few motorcycles. The kids all pulled off the road and stopped. “What is going on?” asked Sarah. Blaire replied, “I have no clue
, no one is hardly ever on this road!” Just then Cody blurted out, “Look up ahead! Everyone is stopping at the Blue Hole. We will never get to swim now!”
Sure enough over 20 to 30 vehicles were stopped ahead and people were scrambling to the creek
. “What do you think is happening?” questioned Sarah.
The kids dropped their bikes by the side of the road and ran ahead.
There it was! A baby calf
into the icy Blue Hole and firefighters were struggling to get her out. News reporters were all around, as well. According to the reporter
, the calf
had been in the creek
earlier that morning since before daybreak, but not at the Blue Hole end. The calf
had gradually followed other people toward the deep end. Once there, she panicked and was unable to gain
footing to get out.
The firefighters had been working to try to lasso
her for over 2 hours, and were not having any luck. About that time, everyone heard a loud MOOOO! Over and over again and getting closer! It was the mother cow
. She was looking for her baby! Instantly, the calf
leaped to the edge
of the creek bank
. The mother cow
the bushes rushing toward her baby. She licked and licked on her and the baby leaned against its mother. All was well, safe and sound
of bystanders cheered along with Sarah, Blaire and Cody. They went and got their bikes where they had left them. Looking at each other in a confused
manner, the friends couldn’t decide
what to do next. Cody grinned and said, “Enough excitement
today, let’s just go riding!”