A true story…..
Four paws and a heart of gold,
my little Keeshond and I head out the door,
we decide to take a hike along a tree-lined trail,
with hopes of seeing a few birds, maybe even a covey of quail.
Up ahead along the path, we spot a felled tree,
its height, from the ground, comes up to my knee,
I look at Skye and she looks up at me,
“Over” I say with encouragement, “you can do it, you will see”.
The expression on the face I see looking up at me, says “I don’t know”,
a few seconds pass, a decision is made, off she runs, at first a little slow,
picking up speed, front legs pointing the way, back legs tucked up close to her belly,
up high she jumps and over she sails, just like a little filly.
She lands, she stops, she turns just her head and looks back at me as if to say – Alright!
I can tell she is excited and the expression upon her face is one of pure delight,
you see, with this small achievement,
she tickled herself and brought me extreme merriment.