Come on Polly, Maria said cheerfully. Lets go for a walk.
Maria loved walking early in the morning, just when the sun was coming up.
Her dog Polly was always ready for a run.
Maria was planning on riding her bike, after she’d walked around the park a few times.
The park was empty. Not a sound, or a person to be seen.
Maria clipped Polly’s leash on and they began to walk.
She was lost in thought, when suddenly she heard a rustling noise.
She jumped and Polly pricked up her ears.
What is it, Polly, she said.
Just as Maria was about to start running she saw it.
A beautiful bird, high up in the trees.
She quickly took out her I-phone to snap a photo.
Then taking Polly’s leash in her hand, she said, Polly, lets go.
And together they ran back to where her bike was parked.