Little Red Riding Hood was walking through the woods one sunny day. She was in no special hurry, she enjoyed slowly walking through the woods listening to the trees speak and seeing the squirrels scurry up them.
Wait, what was that coming out from around the tree? Never had she seen a lamb in the woods before. The poor thing looked scared as Little Red walked slowly towards it. It stared at her with its deep blue eyes and didn’t move.
The lamb let Little Red stroke its head, and she thought that it must belong to someone, for it seemed to welcome her touch. It’s fleece was so soft.
The lamb must be lost but Little Red had no idea how to go about finding its owner. She was not fluent in the language that lambs spoke and she did have to get to her Grandparent’s house. She stroked the lamb one more time as she looked into its eyes, trying to apologize for having to leave.
Little Red started on her way again, but she felt like something was following her. Sure enough the little lamb was not going to let her out of his sight.
They had fun on their walk, at times Little Red would dash behind a tree, but the lamb would always find her. Everywhere Little Red went, the lamb was sure to follow.
A creek was ahead and they stopped there to take a little rest. Little Red was hot so she took off her sock and shoes and decided to wade into the creek. Ahh! The water felt so nice and cool.
The little lamb was drinking from the creek when it lifted its head. Its ears went up, it had heard something. He glanced around excitedly, he knew that voice. It was his Mary!
Little Red watched as he ran towards Mary. She could see the love for him shine out of Mary’s eyes. Mary was coming her way, so Little Red got out of the creek to greet her.
“Hi, I am Mary. Thank you so much for taking care of my little lamb, I have been looking all over for him!”
“You are most welcome, would you like to come with me to my Grandparent’s house? I am sure that they would love to meet you and your little lamb with its fleece as white as snow.
Mary agreed and soon they were off. In no time at all they had reached Little Red’s Grandparent’s house and Little Red knocked on the door. She heard her Grandmother call out to her to come in.
They entered and headed back to her bedroom. When they walked in what a sight greeted them! The little lamb quickly took off running, bolting through the open door that Little Red had forgotten to close behind them. Mary went running after, for everywhere the lamb went Mary was sure to go.
Little Red doubled over in laughter at the chaos.
“Oh Grandpa! I just never know what you will be dressed up as when I come. You are so full of surprises. Where oh where did you get such a realistic wolf costume? It is great! I am afraid you scared our guests away though. Let me see if I can catch them.”
Little Red dashed out the door to see if she could catch up with Mary and alas she did. She explained everything to Mary and they were glad to follow Little Red back to her grandparents house. They had a lovely time together sharing conversation and laughter over a delicious meal.