My puppy goes right for the puddle.
I was sure she’d skirt it for clearer ground,
but she stood right in the middle after
her bath with Gorgeous Dog Shampoo
and Conditioner with Baby Powder Fragrance.
I watched stunned as she sat down
in the mud and wiggled around before
she began to slurp from around her.
I meant to jerk her up out of there,
meant to say, No! Nasty! Bad girl! Up!
Instead, I remembered the feel of warm
rain water and mud as it squished through
my toes. I said nothing, smiled and waited.