I arrived by bike early for Cindy’s small group ride, so did a little exploring around the immediate area of the ride start. Mama was attempting to lead her babies to the nearby pond that was quite securely fenced. She first got to a corner of the fence, found no opening and turned them around to try a different tack. I rode along that fence and saw there are no openings for her to get through to the pond.
Working hard to not stress her, I came back and slowly rode behind and next to the family, gently shepherding them to a gate opening that they had passed a ways behind them.
I got them safely and quietly to the opening and I think mama was happy.
Of course this had to be my photo for the day ;’-).