Never forget about the mother…even in nature. It’s an angle to be considered whenever the bully tries to show off.
“Oh, we’re all covered with ticks,” Mother said, rumbling noisily. “Come and join us for a dust bath.” Little Bull, feeling a bit independent, didn’t want to bath with the rest of the family. Grumbling that he was old enough to do his own thing, he wandered off a little while to have some privacy. Puberty is such a difficult time!.
But Bully Bull thought this was the time to show off. Interrupting Little Bull’s ablutions, he tried to intimidate him.
Poor Little Bull. He was no match!
“Mom! Mom! Bully is at it again!”
“Come on, Mom, I’ll show you who did it. Whaaaaa!” And Mom singled out Bully Bull to give him a piece of her mind.
Telling her son that not all elephants were created equal, she led her son off into the thicket. “Those young bulls from that herd? They simply have to impress others with their short tempers. It doesn’t work like that, Little Bull. Come, lets finish that bath.”
And that’s what the whole family did.
The angle? Listen to your parents, they know best (even if you are a teenager!). And never, never forget that a mother will always put a bully to shame.