Sully and Susie

A fold-up playpen serves as a Pediatric Waiting Room as cygnets await the call of "NEXT" from Dr. Geoffrey Gardner.  This was a traumatic event for both the cygnets and parents, but a necessary one.  Time is critical as parents may reject their own if they sense anything "wrong".  Stan accepted them at dusk for Wendy, who opted to hide for her own protection.  Susie and Sully could not be located due to darkness, so the cygnets were kept warm and safe overnight.  The parents were there to welcome the brood back just before sunrise the next morning. 


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