Wednesday, February 24, 2010

winter races

We have an entire yard filled with snow and it has me
reflecting back on our favorite canine's Christmas visit.
Tulip meeting one of the dogs next door; or did each of these
black labs think they were seeing a reflection of themselves?
Tulip said where she is from canine friends romp in the dog parks.
"What's up with this fence?"
"Well, let's get on with it."
"Let's play."
Notice T had already been playing as evidenced by the
tell tale snow on her nose and legs.
She pranced to the left, then to the right,
then said, "Come on, I'll show you how it's done."
"Run alongside the fence as fast as you can,
make a fast turn around,
sprint, sprint, sprint,
barrel around the tree,
emerge in an all out run
then fly like the wind."
"Phew," they said.
"you sure can run!"
Tulip said yes, mam, one of her owners is training for a marathon;
therefore, she runs a lot in a place down south where
it doesn't snow and there is Creole and Cajun food.
They inquired if that's what she was looking for
behind the tree.
"No, smelling bunnies."
"Let's run!"
Our black and yellow lab neighbors soon got the hang of it.
They ran over and over and over.
Tulip almost thought she saw her reflection again.
Every time Tulip stopped, they would watch her
intently
then beg her to play.
She happily obliged their every wish.
I say, "Tulip, come back and play in all the snow!"

3 comments:

Emily said...

Oh that little Tulip doggie is sooo funny and cute!!! Thanks for posting these pics and telling her story! :)

Allison said...

Oh my gosh, I love this! I read it to Brayden and as soon as I got to the end he smiled and said "read it again!" What great pictures you took and a great little story to go along with it! It looked like tulip loved the snow! :)

Mari said...

Wow, thanks you guys!