i love the sound of a body,
any kind of body,
entering the pond~
Yes, especially a dog.
i love the leaping plunge of all fours,
the giving over of earthly paws to the luscious waters.
Once summer winds down and the children return to school,
it is the dogs that frequent the pond,
accompanied by a two-legged friend,
but sometimes on their own.
when an old Bassett Hound and a Shepard Mutt
crashed the gates to this member only swimming hole,
and took turns dipping
and alternately shaking off
which theydid rightnext to me & my blanket–
as if they wouldn’t know they were dry
unless someone else
Kelly Salasin, South Pond, September 26, 2010