~Up high she jumps and over she sails~

"Did my Mom tell you about the felled tree I jumped over?"
“Did my Mom tell you about the felled tree I jumped over?”

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.

~~

"I made my Mom laugh today and I even tickled myself."
“I made my Mom laugh today and I even tickled myself.”

10 thoughts on “~Up high she jumps and over she sails~”

    1. This moment will be one that I will always remember. Like two others: Nicky discovering that the cold stream he walked into was one of delight, after a few moments of surprise and the other Kira standing in the river that lead into the ocean and sticking her in the water over and over!

    1. They are for sure members of our family! I don’t know what I would do without both of them. I thank my Mom and Dad for the love, I have always had for animals!

    1. Hi Marshall, too funny! You might just be right; knowing her that is exactly what she was saying! I didn’t jump over that is for sure!

      Hope you are doing well and enjoying your days! Nice to hear from you!

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